On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 4

Famous Weddings

Paul Revere

1757 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (22) weds Sarah Orne in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1782 Musician Wolfang Amadeus Mozart (26) weds Constanze Weber in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria

Herman Melville

1847 Author of Moby-Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Stonewall Jackson

1853 Confederate general Thomas Jackson (29) weds Elinor Junkin in Lexington

John Maynard Keynes

1925 Economist John Maynard Keynes (42) weds ballerina Lydia Lopokova

Marshall McLuhan

1939 Philosopher of communication theory Marshall McLuhan (28) weds teacher and aspiring actress Corinne Lewis (27)

John Coltrane

1964 Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds jazz harpist and pianist Alice Macleod

Jorge Luis Borges

1967 Writer Jorge Luis Borges (67) weds old friend Elsa Astete Millán

  • 1970 "The Beach Boys" drummer Dennis Wilson (25) weds Barbara Charren (24)
  • 1994 American rapper The Notorious B.I.G. (22) weds singer Faith Evans

Pierce Brosnan

2001 "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan (49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland

  • 2001 "Northern Exposure" actor Joshua Morrow (27) weds Tobe Keeney
  • 2006 Former Miss Ireland Andrea Roche (30) weds PJ Mansfield at Church of The Nativity of the Blessed Mary in Saggart Village, Dublin

Natalie Portman

2012 Actress Natalie Portman (31) weds ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied (35) in Big Sur, California