On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1978

Weddings in History

  • Jan 24 Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.

Danielle Steel

Apr 15 Novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds William George Toth

Lee Hsien Loong

May 20 Soldier and later politician Lee Hsien Loong marries first wife doctor Wong Ming Yang

Ben Bernanke

May 29 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (24) weds school teacher Anna Friedmann

  • Jun 15 Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American
  • Jun 30 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz in Vienna, Austria

Ben Bradlee

Oct 20 Journalist Ben Bradlee (57) weds fellow journalist Sally Quinn (37)

  • Nov 17 Gerald Lascelles, British aristocrat and son of Princess Mary weds 2nd wife Elizabeth Collingwood in Vienna

Michael Crichton

Dec 31 Best-selling author Michael Crichton (36) weds lawyer Kathleen St. Johns


Divorces in History

Danielle Steel

Apr 14 Novelist Danielle Steel (30) divorces Danny Zugelder after almost 3 years of marriage

Edward W. Brooke

Jun 15 US Senator Edward W. Brooke (58) divorces first wife Remigia Ferrari-Scacco after 31 years of marriage