On This Day

Sports Stars Married and Divorced in 1989

Weddings in Sport

Charles Barkley

Feb 9 NBA power forward Charles Barkley (26) weds legal aide Maureen Blumhardt in Elkton, Maryland

Steve Garvey

Feb 18 Baseball player Steve Garvey weds Candace Thomas while being accused of fathering children by two other women

  • Apr 15 South African-British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries

Moises Alou

May 16 MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

James Woods

Jun 2 Actor James Woods (42) weds horse trainer Sarah Owen (26) in Beverly Hills, California

Steve Yzerman

Jun 10 Detroit Red Wings NHL player Steve Yzerman (24) weds Lisa Brennan

Michael Jordan

Sep 2 NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Björn Borg

Sep 4 Tennis star Björn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding

Ivan Lendl

Sep 16 Tennis player Ivan Lendl (29) weds Samantha Frankel in Greenwich, Connecticut

Zina Garrison

Sep 23 Tennis Ace Zina Garrison (25) weds businessman Willard Jackson (25) at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston

Larry Bird

Sep 30 NBA legend Larry Bird (32) weds long-time girlfriend Dinah Mattingly in Terre Haute, Indiana


Divorces in Sport

Divorce of Interest

Feb 14 Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

Darryl Strawberry

May 18 Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from husband and MLB player Darryl Strawberry (they eventually divorce 1993)