On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 5

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II

LoveWedding of Interest

1885 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (26) weds Louisa Hawkins

  • 1956 Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor-singer Jack Cassidy (29)

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 1972 "The Addams Family" actor John Astin (42) weds 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

LovePerson of Interest

1995 Comedian Steve Carell marries fellow comedian Nancy Walls

Comedian, Actor and Producer Steve Carell
Comedian, Actor and Producer
Steve Carell
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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


Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

President and Founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and Founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk