On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1959

Weddings in History

Raúl Castro

Jan 26 President of Cuba Raúl Castro (27) weds revolutionary Vilma Espín (28) in Santiago de Cuba

  • Apr 1 American sci-fi writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 3rd wife Anne Williams Rubinstein

Akihito

Apr 10 Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda

  • Jul 2 Belgian Albert, Prince of Liège marries Dona Paola, Princess Ruffo di Calabria in Brussels

Evel Knievel

Sep 5 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork

  • Sep 25 Cosmopolitan founder Helen Gurley Brown (37) weds theater producer David Brown (43)