On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 1

Famous Weddings

  • 1404 Earl Engelbert I of Nassau marries Johanna of Poland

Charles VI

1708 Future Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI (32) marries Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (16) at the church of Santa María del Mar, Barcelona

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI

Niels Bohr

1912 Physicist Niels Bohr (26) weds Margrethe Norlund at a civil ceremony in Slagelse, Denmark

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr

Janet Leigh

1942 Actress Janet Leigh (14) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

Max Von Sydow

1951 Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin

John McEnroe

1986 Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Dave Stewart

1987 Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey (30) marries Eurythmics Dave Stewart (34); divorce in 1996

Musician Dave Stewart
Musician
Dave Stewart

Michael Schumacher

1995 F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Mark Wahlberg

2009 Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • 2009 "Heroes" actress Ali Larter (33) weds stand-up comedian and actor Hayes MacArthur (32) in Kennebunkport, Maine

Mary Lynn Rajskub

2009 Actress-comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub (38) weds personal trainer Matthew Rolph in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas

James Van Der Beek

2010 "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (33) weds business consultant Kimberly Brook at the Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

  • 2015 Actor Declan Donnelly weds Ali Astall at St Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Elswick, Tyne and Wear
  • 2020 American country singer Luke Combs (30) weds Nicole Hocking (28) at home in Florida

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

1976 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 6th divorce from actor Richard Burton (their 2nd divorce together)

Actress Elizabeth Taylor
Actress
Elizabeth Taylor
Stage and Screen Actor Richard Burton
Stage and Screen Actor
Richard Burton