Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1929

Famous Weddings

Bugsy Siegel

Jan 28 Mobster Bugsy Siegel (23) weds childhood sweetheart Esta Krakower

  • Jan 30 Mitford sister Diana Mitford (18) marries Irish peer Bryan Walter Guinness (23) in the British society wedding of the year

Ginger Rogers

Mar 29 American actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (17) weds her dancing partner Jack Pepper (26); divorce in 1931

Babe Ruth

Apr 17 Baseball great Babe Ruth (34) marries 2nd wife Claire Merritt Hodgson (31)

  • May 1 American poet e.e (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries 2nd wife Anne Minnerly Barton

Wedding of Interest

May 27 Aviator Charles Lindbergh (27) weds author Anne Morrow (22) in Englewood, New Jersey

Wedding of Interest

Jun 3 American actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr (19) weds American actress Joan Crawford (24) at St. Malachy Catholic church in NYC's theatre district; divorce in 1933

William Faulkner

Jun 20 Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

Eugene O'Neill

Jul 22 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (40) marries 3rd wife actress Carlotta Monterey (40)

Wedding of Interest

Aug 21 Painter Diego Rivera (42) weds fellow artist Frida Kahlo (22)

George Marshall

Oct 12 US military leader George Marshall (48) weds Katherine Tupper

Willie Sutton

Oct 21 Bank robber Willie Sutton (28) weds Louise Leudemann

E. B. White

Nov 13 American writer E. B. White (30) weds literary editor Katharine Angell (37)

Shirley Booth

Nov 23 Academy Award-winning Shirley Booth marries comic actor Ed Gardner

Aga Khan III

Dec 7 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (52) weds Andrée Joséphine Carron in Aix-les-Bains, France


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Famous Divorces

Eugene O'Neill

Jul 3 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage

Howard Hughes

Dec 9 Businessman Howard Hughes divorces 1st wife Ella Rice after 4 years of marriage


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