On This Day

Sports Stars Married and Divorced in 1953

Weddings in Sport

Richie Benaud

Jan 15 Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia

Ernie Banks

Apr 6 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (22) weds Mollye Louise

Gordie Howe

Apr 15 Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

Terry Sawchuk

Aug 6 NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk (23) weds Patricia Ann Morey

Sparky Anderson

Oct 3 MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle

Hank Aaron

Oct 6 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas (divorced 1971)

Tony Trabert

Oct 26 Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah