On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on January 28

Weddings in History

Samuel Gompers

1867 Labor union leader Samuel Gompers (17) weds co-worker Sophia Julian (16) in Brooklyn, New York

Konrad Adenauer

1904 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany

Bugsy Siegel

1929 Mobster Bugsy Siegel (23) weds childhood sweetheart Esta Krakower

Neil Armstrong

1956 Science student later astronaut Neil Armstrong marries fellow student Janet Elizabeth Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois

  • 1984 Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas
  • 2006 Jessica McClure (18), who at 18 months fell into an abandoned well weds Daniel Morales (32) in the Greenwood Church of Christ near Midland