On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1962

Famous Weddings

Rex Harrison

Mar 21 Academy award-winning British actor Rex Harrison (54) weds actress and third wife Rachel Roberts (34) in Genoa, Italy

Christopher Plummer

May 4 Actor Christopher Plummer (32) weds columnist Patricia Lewis at the Marylebone Registry office in London

Juan Carlos I

May 14 Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain

Gale Sayers

Jun 10 NFL Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers (19) weds his high school sweetheart Linda McNeil

Jack Nicholson

Jun 17 American actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds American actress Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 1968

Jane Froman

Jun 22 American actress-singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

Marlon Brando

Aug 10 Actor Marlon Brando (38) marries Tahitian actress Tarita Teriipaia (20) (divorced 1972)

Jack Lemmon

Aug 17 Actor Jack Lemmon (37) weds actress and model Felicia Farr (29) in Paris, France

John Lennon

Aug 23 British "Beatles" musician John Lennon (21) weds Cynthia Powell (22); divorce in 1968

Colin Powell

Aug 25 Future US General Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama

Janet Leigh

Sep 15 American actress Janet Leigh (35) weds Swedish film maker and stockbroker Robert Brandt

Edith Piaf

Oct 9 French singer Édith Piaf (46) marries French Greek actor Théo Sarapo (26)

Barry White

Nov 18 Singer Barry White (18) weds childhood sweetheart Betty Smith

Tina Turner

Nov 26 American singer Anna Bullock (aka Tina Turner) (23) weds American musician Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico

Yoko Ono

Nov 28 Japanese artist and peace activist Yoko Ono (30) weds American musician and film producer Anthony Cox (26-ish); annulled and remarried in 1963, divorce in 1969

Sean Connery

Dec 6 Actor Sean Connery (32) weds actress Diane Cilento on Gibraltar; divorce 1973

Little Eva

Dec 18 Pop singer Little Eva (19) weds James Harris


Famous Divorces

Robert Wagner

Apr 27 American actress Natalie Wood (23) divorces American actor Robert Wagner (30) after almost 5 years of marriage; they remarry in 1972

Divorce of Interest

Sep 14 American actress Janet Leigh (35) divorces American actor Tony Curtis (37) after 10 years of marriage