On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 19

Famous Weddings

Elizabeth Fry

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

Edith Piaf

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

Christopher Plummer

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

  • 1973 American singer and actor Kris Kristofferson (37) weds fellow singer Rita Coolidge (28); divorce in 1980

Tim Rice

1974 British EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner) lyricist Tim Rice (29) weds Jane McIntosh

Alec Baldwin

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 British pop-opera 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