On This Day

Sports Stars Married and Divorced in 1987

Weddings in Sport

Mats Wilander

Jan 3 Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

  • Jan 9 Opera impresario Sir Rudolph Bing (85) weds Carroll Douglass (45); annulled in September, 1989

Dorothy Hamill

Mar 5 Ice Skater Dorothy Hamill marries second husband Kenneth Douglas Forsythe (divorced 1995)

Jerry Rice

Sep 8 NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice (24) weds girlfriend Jackie Mitchell

Rick Hansen

Oct 10 Paralympian Rick Hansen (30) weds physiotherapist Amanda Reid

Cal Ripken Jr

Nov 13 MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland

Johnny Bench

Dec 19 Retired baseball catcher Johnny Bench (40) weds Laura Cwikowski


Divorces in Sport

Darryl Strawberry

Jan 29 Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry