On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 18

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1572 Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) marries his cousin Margaret of Valois in Paris

LoveWedding of Interest

1782 Romantic Age poet and artist William Blake (24) marries Catherine Boucher, 5 years his junior, in St. Mary's Church, Battersea, London.

Poet and Artist William Blake
Poet and Artist
William Blake
  • 1918 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (45) weds socialite Dorothy Benjamin (25)

LoveWedding of Interest

1932 Actress Bette Davis (24) weds musician Harmon Nelson (25)

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1979 Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter
  • 1984 Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (22) weds Des Moines department store heiress Julie Anne Friedman (25) at London registrar's office

LoveWedding of Interest

2000 Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (57) weds former congressional aide Calista Bisek (34) in Alexandria, Virginia

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich
  • 2005 Model and former Playboy Playmate Kylie Bax (30) weds photographer Spiros Poros in Delos, Greece
  • 2011 American Idol's first-ever blind finalist Scott MacIntyre (26) weds Christina Teich in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 2012 "Melrose Place" actor Grant Show (50) weds "The Campaign" actress and former ballet dancer Katherine LaNasa (45) at The Oak Grove at Ribbit Tree & Plant Nursery in Topanga, California
  • 2012 Former "Martin and Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds Rico Hines in Honolulu, Hawaii

LoveWedding of Interest

2013 Actress Rosanna Arquette (54) weds investment banker Todd Morgan at a private ceremony in Malibu, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2013 Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton (23) weds boyfriend Adam Dirks in Kauai, Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton

LoveWedding of Interest

2019 Actor The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] marries Lauren Hashian in Hawaii

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1954 Oscar-winning actress Susan Hayward (37) divorces actor Jess Barker (42) after nine years of marriage

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward