On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 28

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

1775 Statesman John Hancock (38) weds hostess Dorothy Quincy (28) in Fairfield, Connecticut

Statesman John Hancock
John Hancock
  • 1811 English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (19) elopes to Scotland with 1st wife Harriet Westbrook (16)

LoveWedding of Interest

1924 British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)

Children's writer Enid Blyton
Children's writer
Enid Blyton
  • 1968 1 day marriage of TV character Murphy Brown
  • 1997 British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West

LoveWedding of Interest

1999 Actress Cathy Moriarty (38) weds financier Joseph Gentile

LoveWedding of Interest

2004 "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay (40) weds actor-writer Peter Hermann (37) at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, California

  • 2007 "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Gary Coleman (40) weds Shannon Price (22) at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada
  • 2010 "Pretty Little Liars" actor Chad Lowe (42) weds film producer Kim Painter at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1953 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces bass player Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2009 Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage