On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1923

Famous Weddings

Hermann Goering

Jan 3 German politician Hermann Goering (30) weds Carin Hulda (34)

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Jan 29 President of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (41) weds Latife Hanim; divorce in 1925

  • Mar 23 Writer Anaïs Nin (Delta of Venus) marries banker and artist Hugh Parker Guiler in Havana, Cuba

Wedding of Interest

Apr 26 English prince Albert Duke of York (George VI) (27) marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (22) at Westminster Abbey

Walter Hagen

Apr 30 Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York

Marlene Dietrich

May 17 Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Margaret Mead

Sep 3 Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead (21) weds field archaeologist Luther Cressman (25)

Spencer Tracy

Sep 12 Actor Spencer Tracy (23) weds Louise Treadwell (26) in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Oct 14 German "All Quiet on the Western Front" author Erich Maria Remarque (25) weds German actress Ilse Jutta Zambona; divorce in 1930, remarry in 1938, re-divorce in 1957

Francisco Franco

Oct 16 General Francisco Franco (30) marries María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdés (23) at Church of San Juan el Real in Oviedo

Frank Capra

Nov 25 Film director Frank Capra (26) weds actress Helen Howell in San Francisco, California


Famous Divorces

Rudolph Valentino

Mar 4 Italian actor Rudolph Valentino (24) divorces actress Jean Acker (26)

Louis Armstrong

Dec 18 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) divorces Daisy Parker after 5 years of marriage