Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 22

Famous Weddings

Ulysses S. Grant

1848 Soldier and later US President Ulysses S. Grant (26) marries Julia Dent

Edward L. Doheny

1900 Oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny (44) weds Carrie Estelle Betzold in New Mexico Territory

Lester B. Pearson

1925 Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (28) weds teacher Maryon Elspeth Moody (23)

Melvin Purvis

1931 FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

Jack Kerouac

1944 Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker

  • 1998 FOX News Channel correspondent and Robert F Kennedy's youngest son Douglas Kennedy (32) weds Molly Stark (29) in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Leni Riefenstahl

2003 Film director Leni Riefenstahl (101) weds cinematographer Horst Kettner (59)

Milla Jovovich

2009 Actress and model Milla Jovovich (36) weds film director Paul W. S. Anderson (47) in Beverly Hills, California

Kamala Harris

2014 California Attorney General Kamala Harris marries lawyer Douglas Emhoff in Santa Barbara

Famous Divorces

Charlie Chaplin & Lita Grey

1927 Actor Charlie Chaplin divorces his 2nd wife Lita Grey after 3 years of marriage in the largest divorce settlement at the time (US$600,000, plus trusts for children)

John Lennon

1968 Cynthia Lennon sues Beatle member John Lennon for divorce on grounds of adultery

  • 2011 Actress Melissa Gilbert (47) divorces actor Bruce Boxleitner (61) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 long years of marriage
  • 2012 "General Hospital" actress Vanessa Marcil (39) divorces actor Carmine Giovinazzo (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

Chris Rock

2016 American actor and comedian Chris Rock (31) divorces founder and executive director of StyleWorks Malaak Compton-Rock, after 19 years of marriage