On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on April 11

Famous Weddings

Henry Clay

1799 Politician Henry Clay (21) weds Lucretia Hart in Lexington, Kentucky

Henry Ford

1888 Industrialist Henry Ford (24) weds Clara Jane Bryant (22) in Greenfield Township, Michigan

Mae West

1911 Actress Mae West (17) weds fellow vaudevillian Frank Wallace (21) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

F. W. de Klerk

1969 Future South African president F. W. de Klerk marries Marike Willemse

Eddie Van Halen

1981 "One Day At A Time" actress Valerie Bertinelli (20) marries rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen (26)

Pete Rose

1984 MLB manager Pete Rose (42) weds second wife Carol J. Woliung

  • 1992 Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 Kimberly Payne

Christopher Reeve

1992 "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve (39) weds actress and singer Dana Morosini (31) in Williamstown, Massachusetts

Hugh Jackman

1996 Actor Hugh Jackman (27) weds actress Deborra-Lee Furness (41) at St. John's in Toorak, Victoria

Roger Federer

2009 Tennis champion Roger Federer (27) weds former WTA tennis player Miroslava Vavrinec (31) in Basel, Switzerland

  • 2014 Actor and painter Titus Welliver (53) weds former model Jose Stemkens at Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, California

Andy Murray

2015 Pro tennis player Andy Murray (28) weds Kim Sears at Dunblane Cathedral in Scotland

Famous Divorces

Richie Sambora

2007 "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (45) divorces rock-star Richie Sambora (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage