On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on April 1

Famous Weddings

Phillis Wheatley

1778 Poet Phillis Wheatley (24) weds grocer and advocate for black rights John Peters

  • 1959 American sci-fi writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 3rd wife Anne Williams Rubinstein

Jim Bakker

1961 American televangelist Jim Bakker (21) marries Christian singer Tammy Faye (19)

Frances McDormand

1984 American filmmaker Joel Coen (29) marries American actress Frances McDormand (26)

  • 1993 American actress Stefanie Powers (50) marries Frenchman Patrick de la Chenais (41); divorce in 1999
  • 2006 Miss Costa Rica 2001 Piarella Peralta weds Dutch banker Tiemo Wesseling at Iglesia de Orosi in the Cartago province of Costa Rica
  • 2006 Miss Puerto Rico 2003 Joyceline Montero weds architect Hansell Bajuelo at la Iglesia de la Misericordia in Guaynabo City
  • 2014 Media personality Willard Scott (80) weds Paris Keena in Fort Myers, Florida

Famous Divorces

  • 1990 Guns & Roses' Duff McKagan divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames