On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1968

Weddings in History

  • Apr 20 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (24) weds fellow reporter Carol Honsa

Alan Sugar

Apr 28 Business magnate Alan Sugar (21) weds hairdresser Ann Simons in Great Portland Street Synagogue

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Aug 2 Future President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal (21) weds lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo (22)

Dr. Seuss

Aug 6 Children's author Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss] (64) weds second wife Audrey Stone Dimond

Erle Stanley Gardner

Aug 9 Detective writer Erle Stanley Gardner (79) weds his long-time secretary Agnes Jean Bethell

  • Aug 29 Norwegian Crown Prince Harald (later Harald V) marries Sonja Haraldsen at Oslo Cathedral

Ken Follett

Sep 5 Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Oct 20 Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios

Rudy Giuliani

Oct 26 Lawyer and politician Rudy Giuliani (24) weds second cousin Regina Peruggi (22) in a large Roman Catholic ceremony in Bedford Park, The Bronx

  • Dec 22 Julie Nixon weds Dwight David Eisenhower

Ina Garten

Dec 22 Author and cooking show host Ina Garten (20) weds dean Jeffrey Garten

Divorces in History

John Wayne Gacy

Nov 9 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage