Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 28

Famous Weddings

John Hancock

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

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

Enid Blyton

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

  • 1968 1 day marriage of TV character Murphy Brown

Salman Rushdie

1997 British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West

Cathy Moriarty

1999 Actress Cathy Moriarty (38) weds financier Joseph Gentile

Mariska Hargitay

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

Ella Fitzgerald

1953 American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces American jazz bassist Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage

Amy Winehouse

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