On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on April 26

Famous Weddings

  • 1709 Frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa

Wedding of Interest

1923 English prince Albert Duke of York (George VI) (27) marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (22) at Westminster Abbey

  • 1946 Father Divine, controversial religious leader claimed to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement

Lana Turner

1948 Actress Lana Turner marries 3rd husband Henry J. Topping, Jr

Jorge Luis Borges

1986 Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

Ice Cube

1992 Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff

  • 1994 "Mad About You" actress Leila Kenzel (33) weds Neil Monaco (34)
  • 2014 Actor Brian Baumgartner (41) weds Celeste Ackelson in Los Angeles, California
  • 2015 "The Vampire Diaries" actor Ian Somerhalder (36) weds Twilight actress Nikki Reed (26) in Malibu, California

Famous Divorces

Patrick Dempsey

1994 Actor Patrick Dempsey (28) divorces manager Rocky Parker after nearly 7 years of marriage

Robert Downey Jr

2004 Model-actress Deborah Falconer (38) divorces actor Robert Downey Jr (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 12 years of marriage