On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1981

Weddings in History

  • Mar 10 14th Prince of Ligne Michel Charles Eugène Marie Lamoral (29) weds Princess of Ligne Eleanora (27) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Apr 25 Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)

John Grisham

May 8 Author John Grisham (26) weds Renee Jones

  • May 16 Pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson
  • Jul 27 British television: On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, proving to be a national event with massive viewer numbers

Wedding of Interest

Jul 29 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London

Michael Crichton

Oct 22 Best-selling author Michael Crichton (39) weds broadcast journalist Suzanne Childs

  • Nov 16 Luke marries Laura on TV soap "General Hospital" (16 million watch)

Chris Hadfield

Dec 23 Astronaut Chris Hadfield (22) weds high-school girlfriend Helene Walter

  • Dec 24 Guardian Angels Curtis Sliwa & Lisa Evers marry