On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on April 23

Famous Weddings

  • 1843 Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and educator, marries Julia Ward, American poet and author

Samuel Goldwyn

1925 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (42) weds actress Frances Howard (21)

  • 1927 Mary Barbara Hamilton (25,)best-selling British romantic author, marries 1st husband Alexander McQorquodale

C. S. Lewis

1956 Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

Jerry Garcia

1963 American guitarist Jerry Garcia (20) weds Sara Ruppenthal in California; divorce in 1967

  • 2006 "Rascal Flatts" guitarist Joe Don Rooney (30) weds Playboy's 2005 Playmate of The Year Tiffany Fallon (31) in an intimate ceremony held on the beach at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Famous Divorces

George Foreman

1982 Professional boxer George Foreman (33) divorces Sharon Goodson after 7 months of marriage

  • 1992 British Princess Anne (the Princess Royal) and her 1st husband Captain Mark Phillips divorce after 19 years
  • 1993 Motley Crue's Mike Mars files for divorce from Emi-Canyn