On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on April 27

Famous Weddings

Johannes Kepler

1597 Astronomer Johannes Kepler marries widow Barbara Müller

Dmitri Mendeleev

1862 Chemist Dmitri Mendeleev (28) weds Feozva Nikitichna Leshcheva at Nikolaev Engineering Institute's church in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Wedding of Interest

1981 Beatle Ringo Starr (40) marries American actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach] (33) at Marylebone Town Hall, London, England

Rodney King

1985 Police violence victim Rodney King (20) weds Dennetta Lyles

  • 1996 Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas (38) weds Playboy model and actress Shauna Sand (24) in Rockland County, New York
  • 1996 Romanian gymnast and 5-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comăneci (35) weds American gymnast Bart Conner (38) in Bucharest, Romania

Wedding of Interest

1996 Actress Robin Wright (30) weds actor Sean Penn (35) in Santa Monica, California

Michael Jordan

2013 NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

Famous Divorces

Guglielmo Marconi

1927 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) divorces Beatrice O'Brien after 22 years of marriage

Halle Berry

2004 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated