On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1960

Famous Weddings

Bob Denver

Jan 22 Comedic actor Bob Denver (25) weds Maggie Ryan in California

  • Jan 31 Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress and singer Phyllis Newman in NYC

Yul Brynner

Mar 31 Actor Yul Brynner (39) weds fashion house executive Doris Kleiner (32) in Mexico City; divorce in 1967

Jerry West

Apr 10 NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia

  • Apr 30 American Olympic men's figure skating gold medallist (1956) Hayes Alan Jenkins marries Olympic women's champion Carol Heiss in NYC, NY
  • May 6 English Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (later Lord Snowdon) at Westminster Abbey

Marlon Brando

Jun 4 "On the Waterfront" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)

  • Jun 6 American chanteuse and actress Eartha Kitt (33) weds real estate investor Bill McDonald; divorce in 1965

Oscar Robertson

Jun 25 NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Jul 3 Vernon Presley (father of Elvis) weds Dee Alliot

David Lean

Jul 4 Film director David Lean (52) weds fourth wife Leila Matkar

Gene Tierney

Jul 11 Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado

Vera Miles

Jul 16 American actress Vera Miles (30) weds American actor-director-screenwriter Keith Larsen (36); divorce in 1971

Jack Nicklaus

Jul 23 Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash

Jerry Lucas

Sep 18 NBA forward Jerry Lucas (20) weds sophomore Treva Geib

Sammy Davis Jr.

Nov 13 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (34) marries Swedish actress May Britt (26) at Temple Israel of Hollywood, California; divorce in 1968

Lana Turner

Nov 27 American movie actress Lana Turner (39) weds 5th husband, rancher Frederick May; divorce in 1962

  • Dec 15 King Boudouin of Belgium marries dona Fabiola de Mora y Aragon

Fran Tarkenton

Dec 22 NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (20) weds Anna Elaine Merrell at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia

Frank Zappa

Dec 28 Musician Frank Zappa marries Kathryn J. Sherman (divorced 1964)


Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

Mar 4 American comedienne Lucille Ball files for divorce from Cuban-American singer Desi Arnaz, after 14 years of marriage

Yul Brynner

Mar 26 Academy Award-winning actor Yul Brynner (39) divorces actress Virginia Gilmore (40) after 15 years of marriage

Leo Durocher

Jun 14 Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage

Bette Davis

Jul 6 Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage

Christopher Plummer

Sep 2 Actress Tammy Grimes (26) divorces actor Christopher Plummer (30) after 4 years of marriage