On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1916

Famous Weddings

J. R. R. Tolkien

Mar 22 British author of "The Lord of the Rings", J.R.R. Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

Wedding of Interest

Mar 27 Actress Gloria Swanson (17) weds actor Wallace Beery (30)

Karl Dönitz

May 27 Naval commander Karl Donitz (24) weds nurse Ingeborg Weber

Jack Dempsey

Oct 9 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

Honus Wagner

Dec 30 MLB player Honus Wagner (42) weds Bessie Baine Smith (26) at St John's Church in Carnegie, Pennsylvania