Famous Weddings & Divorces on April 15

Famous Weddings

  • 1595 Willem I's daughter of Elisabeth of Nassau marries duke Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne of Broth
  • 1909 Mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo

Vladimir Nabokov

1925 Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin

Jackie Coogan

1952 American actor Jackie Coogan (37) weds American dancer Dorothea "Dodie" Lamphere (38) [exact day unconfirmed]

Gordie Howe

1953 Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

Danielle Steel

1978 American romance novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds (her third time) William George Toth; divorce in 1981

  • 1989 South African-British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries
  • 2006 "Maria Full of Grace" actress Catalina Sandino Moreno (24) weds lighting technician David Michael Ewell in an intimate civil ceremony in Cartagena de Indies, Colombia
  • 2006 Miss Nigeria 2002 Sylvia Ansa Edem weds businessman Chris Emecheta at the Recreation Park, Victoria Garden City, Lekki Lagos
  • 2017 Country music singer and songwriter Sam Hunt (32) weds Hannah Lee Fowler (28) in Cedartown, Georgia; divorce in 2022

Famous Divorces

  • 1994 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (21 days after his divorce) weds Mary Richardson

Christina Aguilera

2011 Grammy-winning pop singer Christina Aguilera (29) divorces music executive Jordan Bratman (33) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage