On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1918

Famous Weddings

Louis Armstrong

Mar 19 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (17) weds Daisy Parker (21)

Eugene O'Neill

Apr 12 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill marries second wife novelist Agnes Boulton

Duke Ellington

Jul 2 Jazz orchestra band leader Duke Ellington (19) weds high school sweetheart Edna Thompson

Pablo Picasso

Jul 12 Artist Pablo Picasso (36) marries ballet dancer Olga Khokhlova (27)

Enrico Caruso

Aug 18 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (45) weds socialite Dorothy Benjamin (25)

Bud Abbott

Sep 17 Abbott and Costello straight man Bud Abbott (22) weds Betty Smith

Manuel L. Quezon

Dec 17 Philippine Senator (and later 2nd President) Manuel L. Quezon (40) weds first cousin Aurora Aragon (30) in Hong Kong

Al Capone

Dec 30 Gangster Al Capone (19) marries Mae Josephine Coughlin, mother of his child