On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 2004

Weddings in History

  • Apr 24 Prince Friso of Orange (35), 2nd son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands marries Mabel Wisse Smit (35) without formal permission of parliament.
  • May 14 Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (35), eldest son of Margrethe II of Denmark and heir apparent, marries Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (32), at Copenhagen Cathedral

Felipe VI

May 22 Felipe (later Felipe VI), Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain

  • Jul 31 Lady Davina Windsor (26) weds surfer and the first Maori to marry into the Royal Family Gary Lewis (33) at the chapel in Kensington Palace in London
  • Aug 15 Fashion designer and socialite Nicky Hilton (21) weds businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) at The Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sep 9 Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah (30) weds commoner Pengiran Anak Sarah (17) at Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Joseph Stiglitz

Oct 28 Economist Joseph Stiglitz (61) weds professor Anya Schiffrin (41) at the Municipal Building in New York

  • Oct 29 "Jackass" member Chris Pontius (30) weds Claire Nolan in Malibu
  • Nov 13 "The View" co-host Star Jones (42) weds banker Al Reynolds (35) at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City; divorce in 2008

Divorces in History

  • Nov 10 Talk show host Ricki Lake and Rob Sussman divorce after 10 years of marriage