On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1952

Famous Weddings

Tony Bennett

Feb 12 American singer Tony Bennett (25) weds art student Patricia Beech, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, New York; separate in 1965, divorce in 1971

  • Feb 14 Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller

Elizabeth Taylor

Feb 21 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (19) marries for the 2nd time to actor Michael Wilding (39)

Wedding of Interest

Mar 8 Future US President Ronald Reagan (41) marries Nancy Davis (30) at the Little Brown Church in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles

  • Mar 24 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris

Judy Garland

Jun 8 American singer and actress Judy Garland (29) weds American producer Sidney Luft (36) in Hollister, California; divorce in 1965

  • Jul 2 Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila

Fred Rogers

Jul 9 American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

June Carter Cash

Jul 9 American country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl "Mr. Country" Smith (25); divorce 1956

  • Jul 15 Gerald Lascelles, son of English Princess Mary, weds Angela Dowding

Anthony Eden

Aug 14 UK Prime Minister Anthony Eden (55) weds UK prime minister's niece Clarissa Spencer-Churchill (32) in a civil ceremony at Caxton Hall, London

Leontyne Price

Aug 31 Soprano singer Leontyne Mary Violet Price (25) weds concert bass-baritone singer William Warfield (32)

Hank Williams

Oct 17 American country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana

  • Oct 18 Latin actress Maria Felix (38) weds actor and singer Jorge Negreta (40) in Mexico

Bill Haley

Nov 18 "Rock Around The Clock" rock 'n' roll pioneer Bill Haley (27) weds second wife Barbara Cupchak

  • Dec 4 Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo marries first wife √Člodie Constantin (divorced 1968)

Famous Divorces

Gene Tierney

Feb 28 Actress Gene Tierney (31) divorces fashion designer Oleg Cassini (39) after almost 11 years of marriage

Clark Gable

Apr 21 American actor Clark Gable (50) and socialite Sylvia Ashley (47) divorce

Hank Williams

May 29 Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

Agnes Moorehead

Jun 11 Actress Agnes Moorehead (51) divorces actor Jack G. Lee (50) after 22 years of marriage