On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 8

Famous Weddings

  • 1502 Jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor

LoveWedding of Interest

1778 Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (34) weds Marie Anne Rosalie Delaporte

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
  • 1810 Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moves to Delhi.

LoveWedding of Interest

1867 Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse

LoveWedding of Interest

1925 China's Premier Zhou Enlai (27) weds Deng Yingchao (21) in Guangzhou

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai

LoveWedding of Interest

1942 Journalist Ben Bradlee (20) weds Jean Saltonstall

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee
  • 1992 Actress Barbara Hershey weds artist Stephen Douglas
  • 1993 California state senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)
  • 1995 "Veronica's Closet" actress Kathy Najimy (38) weds actor Dan Finnerty (25)

LoveWedding of Interest

1996 NBA Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon (33) weds Dalia Asafi (18) in Houston, Texas

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • 2009 Pop-opera group Il Divo singer David Miller weds singer and theater actress Sarah Joy Kabanuck in New York City

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1946 Esta Krakower divorces mobster Bugsy Siegel (40) after 17 years of marriage

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Bugsy Siegel

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1968 Actor Jack Nicholson (31) divorces Sandra Knight (28) after 6 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2001 Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman divorce after 10 years of marriage

Actress Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman