Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 5

Famous Weddings

Leopold II

1764 Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II (17) weds queen Maria Luisa of Spain (18) in Innsbruck, Austria

Arthur Conan Doyle

1885 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (26) weds Louisa Hawkins

John Barrymore

1920 Actor John Barrymore (38) marries second wife author and actress Blanche Oelrichs (29) (divorced 1928)

Shirley Jones

1956 American actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor-singer Jack Cassidy (29); divorce in 1975

Mel Brooks & Anne Bancroft

1964 Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau

Donna Summer

1971 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer [nee Gaines] (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer; divorce in 1976

Patty Duke & John Astin

1972 American "The Addams Family" actor John Astin (42) weds American actress Patty Duke (25); divorce 1985

  • 1975 Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (25) weds Elissa Jerret
  • 1977 Actress Julie Newmar (43) weds lawyer J. Holt Smith

Steve Carell

1995 Comedian Steve Carell marries fellow comedian Nancy Walls

  • 2005 Bavaria's Prince Leopold's son Prince Manuel von Bayern (31) weds Prince Ludwig-Ferdinand's daughter Princess Anna of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in Sweden

Jennifer Aniston

2015 Actress Jennifer Aniston (46) weds fellow actor and producer Justin Theroux (44) at their home in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

1925 Turkish President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (44) divorces wife Latife Hanim after 2 years of marriage