On This Day

Sports Stars Married and Divorced in 1956

Weddings in Sport

Willie Mays

Feb 14 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York

Sonja Henie

Jun 6 Three-time Olympic Champion figure skater Sonja Henie (44) weds Norwegian shipping magnate and art patron Niels Onstad (47)

Archie Moore

Aug 21 Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

Ken Rosewall

Oct 6 Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

Roger Maris

Oct 13 MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church

Bill Russell

Dec 9 NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher; divorce in 1973