Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 24

Famous Weddings

King John

1200 King John of England (32) marries Isabella of Angoulême (12) in Bordeaux, despite her engagement to Hugh de Lusignan, Count of La Marche, prompting a rebellion

  • 1561 Wiliam of Orange marries for a second time Anna, Duchess of Saxony

James Cash Penney

1899 Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess

Peter Sellers

1970 Actor Peter Sellers (44) weds model Miranda Quarry

Patrick Dempsey

1987 Actor Patrick Dempsey (21) weds manager Rocky Parker (47)

  • 1996 Actress-model Vendela (30) weds Norwegian politician Olaf Thommessen (30) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2002 Journalist Bryant Gumbel weds model Hilary Quinlan at Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida

Famous Divorces

Zsa Zsa Gabor

1976 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (59) divorces her sixth husband, toy inventor Jack Ryan (49) after 1 year of marriage

  • 2009 American actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces TV personality Brandi Glanville (35) due to irreconcilable differences