On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on June 15

Weddings in History

Betsy Ross

1777 American seamstress Betsy Ross (25) weds (for the 2nd time) mariner Joseph Ashburn

  • 1905 Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden.

Arthur C. Clarke

1953 Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

  • 1969 British-American romance novelist, Jackie Collins (31) weds 2nd husband, American theatrical producer Oscar Lerman (49), at the home of her sister Joan
  • 1978 Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American
  • 1992 Director Frank Perry (Mommie Dearest) marries Virginia Bush Ford
  • 2013 "Hart of Dixie" actor Cress Williams (42) weds girlfriend Kristen Torrianni in Texas

Divorces in History

Edward W. Brooke

1978 US Senator Edward W. Brooke (58) divorces first wife Remigia Ferrari-Scacco after 31 years of marriage