On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 19

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

1800 Social reformer Elizabeth Fry née Gurney (20) weds tea dealer Joseph Fry (23) at the Norwich Quaker Meeting House in Norwich, England

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry

LoveWedding of Interest

1935 French singer Édith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf

LoveWedding of Interest

1956 Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado

  • 1973 Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge

LoveWedding of Interest

1974 Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice (29) weds Jane McIntosh

Lyricist Tim Rice
Tim Rice

LoveWedding of Interest

1993 Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

  • 2006 Brazilian model Luciana Morad (36) weds Brazilian TV producer Marcelo de Carvalho at Ponta das Canas near the coast of Sao Paulo
  • 2015 World-famous tenor Russell Watson (48) weds girlfriend Louise Harris in Spain

Famous Divorces

  • 2008 Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (48) divorces Shelby Roos (35) after six years of marriage
  • 2011 "My Fair Brady" actress Adrianne Curry (28) divorces "The Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight (53) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage