Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 21

Famous Weddings

Catherine the Great

1745 Future Russian Tsar Peter III marries Ekaterina Alexeievna later Catherine II (Catherine the Great)

Cornelius Vanderbilt

1869 Business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt marries second wife and cousin Frank Armstrong Crawford in London, Ontario

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera

1929 Painter Diego Rivera (42) weds fellow artist Frida Kahlo (22)

Archie Moore

1956 Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

Larry Flynt

1976 Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (33) weds Althea Leasure (23) (his fourth time)


1982 British 'U2' lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Allison "Ali" Stewart (21) at All Saints Church, Raheny, Ireland

  • 1993 British-American lyricist Bernie Taupin (43) weds Strephanie Haymes; divorce in 1998
  • 2005 "Strictly Come Dancing" hostess Natasha Kaplinsky (32) weds investment banker Justin Bower at St. Margaret's Church in Somerset, England
  • 2010 Actor and director Stephen Moyer (41) weds actress Anna Paquin (28) at a private estate in Malibu