On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1926

Famous Weddings

Irving Berlin

Jan 4 American songwriter Irving Berlin (37) weds heiress and writer Ellin Mackay (23) in a simple civil ceremony

  • Jan 17 Comedian George Burns marries comedienne Gracie Allen

Maybelle Carter

Mar 13 American folk and singer Maybelle Addington (17) weds music manager Ezra Carter (27)

Fulgencio Batista

Jul 10 Future Cuban President and dictator Fulgencio Batista (25) weds Elisa Godínez y Gómez (25)

Stan Laurel

Aug 13 Comedian Stan Laurel (36) marries 1st wife actress Lois Neilson (30)

Arna Bontemps

Aug 26 Poet Arna Bontemps (24) weds fellow Seventh-Day Adventist Alberta Johnson

Norma Shearer

Sep 29 Canadian-American actress Norma Shearer weds film producer Irving Thalberg

Irene Joliot-Curie

Oct 4 Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot (26) in Paris, France

Ho Chi Minh

Oct 18 Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh (36) weds midwife Zeng Xueming (21) in Guangzhou

Howard Florey

Oct 19 Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales

  • Nov 10 Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden

Alfred Hitchcock

Dec 2 Film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock (27) weds director Alma Reville (27) at Brompton Oratory in London

Carlo Gambino

Dec 5 Gangster Carlo Gambino (24) weds his first cousin Catherine Castellano

George Murphy

Dec 18 Actor George Murphy (24) weds ballroom dancing partner Juliette Henkel