On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1914

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 14 Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke

Ezra Pound

Apr 20 Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear

  • May 7 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Eleanor marries in The White House

Walter Johnson

Jun 24 MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

D. H. Lawrence

Jul 13 British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband

Elsa Schiaparelli

Jul 21 Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (23) marries Wilhelm Frederick Wendt de Kerlor (30) in London

George Mallory

Jul 29 Mountain climber George Mallory (28) weds Ruth Dixon Turner

Babe Ruth

Oct 17 American baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds waitress Helen Woodford (17) at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Ellicott City, Maryland

  • Dec 24 Agatha Miller (later best selling detective author) marries aviator Archibald Christie