On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on December 24

Weddings in History

  • 1161 Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos marries Princess Maria of Antioch in the Hagia Sophia, Constantinople, with chariot races to celebrate in the Hippodrome
  • 1914 Agatha Miller (later best selling detective author) marries aviator Archibald Christie

Jimmy Doolittle

1917 Famous pilot James Doolittle (21) weds high school sweetheart Josephine E. Daniels

Percy Lavon Julian

1935 Chemist Percy Lavon Julian weds sociologist Anna Roselle Johnson

Wedding of Interest

1936 Paleoanthropologist Mary Nicol (23) weds archaeologist Louis Leakey (33) in England

  • 1981 Guardian Angels Curtis Sliwa & Lisa Evers marry

Joko Widodo

1986 President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (25) weds Iriana (23) in Solo, Central Java