Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1931

Famous Weddings

Amelia Earhart

Feb 7 American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (33) weds publisher George Palmer Putnam (43) in Noank, Connecticut

Johnny Mercer

Jun 8 Songwriter Johnny Mercer (21) weds chorus girl Ginger Meehan (21) in New York City [1]

Margaret Hamilton

Jun 13 American actress Margaret Hamilton (28) weds landscape architect Paul Meserve

Mary Astor

Jun 29 Actress Mary Astor (25) weds Dr. Franklyn Thorpe

James Joyce

Jul 4 Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.

Melvin Purvis

Aug 22 FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

  • Sep 26 Claus von Stauffenberg marries Freiin Nina von Lerchenfeld

Clara Bow

Dec 3 Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas

Joseph Goebbels

Dec 19 Propagandist Joseph Goebbels (34) weds Magda Ritschel (30) at G√ľnther Quandt's farm in Mecklenburg, Germany

Famous Divorces

Gloria Swanson

Nov 9 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) divorces aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (33) after 6 years of marriage