On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on April 12

Famous Weddings

  • 1385 Duke of Burgundy, John the Fearless, marries Margaret of Bavaria in political double wedding with his sister
  • 1385 Willem van Oostervant of Bavaria weds Philip the Bold's daughter Marguerite (10)
  • 1583 William of Orange marries Louise de Coligny

Victor Emmanuel II

1842 Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (22) weds queen Adelaide of Austria (20) at Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi

Upton Sinclair

1913 Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)

Eugene O'Neill

1918 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill marries second wife novelist Agnes Boulton

Norodom Sihanouk

1952 Cambodia king Norodom Sihanouk (29) weds Paule Monique Izzi

Sissy Spacek

1974 "Coal Miner's Daughter" actress Sissy Spacek weds art director Jack Fisk

Dennis Hopper

1996 Actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper (60) weds actress Victoria Duffy (29) at Boston's Old South Church

  • 2003 Prince Laurent of Belgium (39) weds land surveyor Claire Coombs (29) in Brussels, Belgium
  • 2014 Actress Ginnifer Goodwin (35) weds actor Josh Dallas (32) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2014 Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter (34) weds long term girlfriend Lauren Kitt in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2015 Actor David Arquette (43) weds entertainment host Christina McLarty in a quiet ceremony
  • 2015 Fashion designer Tina Knowles (61) weds actor Richard Lawson (68) in Newport Beach, California

Famous Divorces

Mary Astor

1935 Actress Mary Astor (28) divorces Dr. Franklyn Thorpe after 4 years of marriage

Lenny Kravitz

1992 Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz, after 5 years of marriage