On This Day

Sports Stars Married and Divorced in 1976

Weddings in Sport

Pete Maravich

Jan 11 NBA player Pete Maravich (27) weds college sweetheart Jackie Elliser in Metairie, Louisiana

  • Jun 6 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw (27) weds ice skater JoJo Starbuck (25) at Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles

Reba McEntire

Jun 21 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles (31); divorce in 1987

Walter Payton

Jul 7 NFL running back Walter Payton (21) weds Connie Norwood in Los Angeles, California


Divorces in Sport

Larry Bird

Oct 31 NBA legend Larry Bird (19) divorces highschool sweetheart Janet Condra only 11 months after getting married