Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 16

Famous Weddings

  • 1290 Charles of Valois, son of King Philip III of France weds Margaret of Anjou, daughter of King Charles II of Naples
  • 1477 Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, weds Mary of Burgundy, the heiress to the Duchy of Burgundy in Ghent, Belgium

Gioachino Rossini

1846 Italian "The Barber of Seville" opera composer Gioachino Rossini (54) marries 2nd wife, French model Olympe PĂ©lissier (47) in Paris, France

Cecil B. DeMille

1902 Filmmaker Cecil B DeMille (21) weds actress Constance Adams (28) in Orange, New Jersey

Curly Lambeau

1919 NFL player Curly Lambeau (21) weds high school sweetheart Marguerite Van Kessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin

George Balanchine & Maria Tallchief

1946 Georgian-American ballet choreographer George Balanchine (42) weds Native American (Osage) ballerina Maria Tallchief (21); annulled in 1952

Carrie Fisher & Paul Simon

1983 American singer-songwriter Paul Simon (41) weds American actress and writer Carrie Fisher (26); divorce in 1984

Madonna & Sean Penn

1985 American pop singer Madonna (27) weds actor Sean Penn (24) at a clifftop mansion in Malibu, California on her, and the day before his, birthday; divorce in 1989

Janeane Garofalo

1992 Comedian Janeane Garofalo (27) weds writer Robert Cohen in Las Vegas

Ellen DeGeneres

2008 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" talk show host Ellen DeGeneres (54) weds actress Portia de Rossi (39) in Beverly Hills, California

  • 2011 Fashion designer Michael Kors (51) weds Lance LePere in Southampton, New York

Famous Divorces

Frank Sinatra

1968 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and 3rd wife actress Mia Farrow divorce after 2 years of marriage