On This Day

Sports Stars Married and Divorced in 1984

Weddings in Sport

Yannick Noah

Mar 2 Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

John Elway

Mar 3 Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California

Pete Rose

Apr 11 MLB manager Pete Rose (42) weds second wife Carol J. Woliung

Ernie Banks

Jun 14 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (53) weds Marjorie Wardlawholm

  • Sep 14 Figure skater Marina Klimova (18) weds her partner Sergei Ponomarenko (23)

Diego Maradona

Nov 7 FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires

Roger Clemens

Nov 24 MLB pitcher Roger Clemens (22) weds Debra Lynn Godfrey

Paul O'Neill

Dec 29 MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio

Mark McGwire

Dec 29 MLB player Mark McGwire (21) weds Kathlene Hughes

  • Dec 30 Professional wrestling manager Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed

Divorces in Sport

George Gervin

Oct 16 Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage