On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on June 18

Weddings in History

  • 1839 Dutch prince Willem Alexander (later William III) weds cousin Princess Sophia

Henrik Ibsen

1858 Norwegian modernist playwright "The Doll's House" Henrik Ibsen (30) marries Suzannah Thoresen (21) in Oslo

  • 1989 John Wayne Bobitt marries Lorena L Gallo

Jerry Brown

2005 Politician Jerry Brown (67) weds businesswoman Anne Gust (47) in Oakland, California

  • 2016 Daughter of the Prince Michel de Ligne, Princess Alix de Ligne of Belgium (31) weds Earl Guillaume de Dampierre (31) at St Peter's Church in Belgium

Divorces in History

Howard Hughes

1971 Aviator Howard Hughes divorces 2nd wife Jean Peters after 14 years of marriage