On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on April 24

Famous Weddings

Mary, Queen of Scots

1558 Mary, Queen of Scots (15) marries French dauphin Francis (14) at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

  • 1575 William (the Silent) of Orange marries 3rd wife Charlotte de Bourbon and former French nun

Jesse James

1874 Outlaw Jesse James marries cousin Zerelda 'Zee' Mimms

  • 1963 English princess Alexandra marries Sir Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey

Mick Fleetwood

1988 Musician Mick Fleetwood (40) weds model Sara Recor

David Bowie

1992 Rock star David Bowie (45) weds supermodel Iman (37) in Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 1993 ABC news analyst Jeff Greenfield weds Karen Gannett
  • 1994 Actor Lou Diamond Phillips marries Kelly Phillips
  • 2004 Prince Friso of Orange (35), 2nd son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands marries Mabel Wisse Smit (35) without formal permission of parliament.

Ali Landry

2004 Model-actress Ali Landry (30) weds TV personality Mario Lopez (30) at the exclusive Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  • 2013 Actress and director Melissa Gilbert (48) weds actor Timothy Busfield (55) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Divorces

Whitney Houston

2007 Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage