On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1956

Weddings in History

Neil Armstrong

Jan 28 Science student later astronaut Neil Armstrong marries fellow student Janet Elizabeth Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois

Rupert Murdoch

Mar 1 Media magnate Rupert Murdoch marries first wife Patricia Booker

Bob Hawke

Mar 3 Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia

C. S. Lewis

Apr 23 Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

Wedding of Interest

Jun 16 British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes weds American writer and poet Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn in London, England

Ben Bradlee

Jul 6 Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

Pol Pot

Jul 14 30th Prime Minister of Cambodia Pol Pot (31) marries Khieu Ponnary

  • Aug 14 Writer Iris Murdoch (37) marries academic John Bayley (31)

Boris Yeltsin

Sep 28 Russian President Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24)

  • Oct 6 South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan

Malcolm Fraser

Dec 9 Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser (26) weds Tamie Beggs (20)