On This Day

Musicians Married and Divorced on August 16

Weddings in Music

Gioachino Rossini

1846 Opera Composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioachino Rossini marries 2nd wife Olympe Pélissier in Paris

Wedding of Interest

1946 Famous ballet choreographer George Balanchine (42) weds ballerina Maria Tallchief (21)

Carrie Fisher

1983 American singer-songwriter Paul Simon (41) weds American actress and writer Carrie Fisher (26); divorce 1984

Wedding of Interest

1985 Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday


Divorces in Music

Frank Sinatra

1968 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and 3rd wife actress Mia Farrow divorce after 2 years of marriage