Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1938

Famous Weddings

Stan Laurel

Jan 1 Comedian Stan Laurel (47) marries 3rd wife Vera Ivanova Shuvalova

Sammy Baugh

Apr 10 NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas

  • Apr 28 King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary

Alec Guinness

Jun 20 British actor Alec Guinness (24) weds actress Merula Sylvia Salaman (23)

Milton Friedman

Jun 25 Economist Milton Friedman (25) weds Rose Friedman at the Jewish Seminary in New York City

John Bardeen

Jul 18 Physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen (30) weds Jane Maxwell

Louis Armstrong

Oct 11 American jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong (37) weds longtime girlfriend Alpha Smith; divorce in 1942

Amon Göth

Oct 23 SS Officer Amon Göth (29) weds Anny Geiger in a civil ceremony


Famous Divorces

Burgess Meredith

Jul 19 Actor Burgess Meredith (30) divorces actress Margaret Perry (25) after 2 years of marriage

Louis Armstrong

Sep 30 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage

Bette Davis

Dec 6 Actress Bette Davis (30) divorces musician Harmon Nelson (31) due to cruel and inhuman manner after more than 6 years of marriage