Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1919

Famous Weddings

Maurice Maeterlinck

Feb 15 Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon (27) in Nice, France

  • May 31 1st wedding held in an aircraft (over Houston, Texas)

Albert Einstein

Jun 2 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (40) weds his cousin Elsa Lowenthal (43)

Wedding of Interest

Jun 28 33rd US President Harry Truman (35) weds Elizabeth Truman (34) in Independence

Aldous Huxley

Jul 10 Author Aldous Huxley (25) weds epidemiologist Maria Nys in Bellem, Belgium

Curly Lambeau

Aug 16 NFL player Curly Lambeau (21) weds high school sweetheart Marguerite Van Kessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Konrad Adenauer

Sep 26 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany

Rudolph Valentino

Nov 6 "The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)

Cole Porter

Dec 19 Composer and songwriter Cole Porter (28) weds socialite Linda Lee Thomas (36)

Gloria Swanson

Dec 20 Actress Gloria Swanson (20) weds businessman Herbert K. Somborn (38)


Famous Divorces

Albert Einstein

Feb 14 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage

Divorce of Interest

Mar 1 Actress Gloria Swanson (19) divorces actor Wallace Beery (31) after 2 years of marriage

Jack Dempsey

Apr 2 American world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey (23) divorces Maxine Gates after 2 years of marriage