On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on April 10

Famous Weddings

  • 1848 British influential art critic and social commentator John Ruskin marries Effie Gray in Perth, Scotland (later annulled).

Hermann Goering

1935 Nazi politician Hermann Goering (42) weds Emmy Sonnemann (42) in Berlin

Sammy Baugh

1938 NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas

Peter Cushing

1943 Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England

Henry J. Kaiser

1951 Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (68) weds nurse Alyce Chester

Akihito

1959 Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda

Jerry West

1960 NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia

Penny Marshall

1971 American actress Penny Marshall (27) marries American actor and director Rob Reiner (24); divorce in 1981