On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1963

Famous Weddings

Willie Nelson

Jan 12 Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas; divorce in 1971

Bob Newhart

Jan 12 Actor and comedian Bob Newhart (33) weds Virginia "Ginnie" Quinn

Francis Ford Coppola

Feb 2 Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (23) weds documentary filmmaker Eleanor Jessie Neil (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Mar 20 Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke

Barbra Streisand

Mar 21 Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliott Gould (24)

Anita Ekberg

Apr 6 Actress Anita Ekberg (31) weds actor Rik Van Nutter (33) in Lugano, Switzerland

Jerry Garcia

Apr 23 American guitarist Jerry Garcia (20) weds Sara Ruppenthal in California; divorce in 1967

  • Apr 24 English princess Alexandra marries Sir Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey

Saddam Hussein

May 5 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (26) weds teacher Sajida Talfah (26)

John Turner

May 11 Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)

Rod Taylor

Jun 1 Australian actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood, California; divorce in 1969

Betty White

Jun 14 "The Golden Girls" actress Betty White (41) weds "Password" game show host Allen Ludden (45) at the Sands Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Jimmy Johnson

Jul 12 NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (19) weds Linda Kay Cooper

  • Sep 7 Future US politician Nancy D'Alesandro marries Paul Pelosi in Baltimore
  • Sep 7 US politician Nancy D'Alesandro (23) marries businessman Paul Francis Pelosi (23)

Geraldine Page

Sep 8 Academy Award-winning actress Geraldine Page (38) weds actor Rip Torn (32) in Pinal, Arizona

Mary Travers

Oct 15 American folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds American portrait photographer Barry Feinstein (32); divorce in 1967

Elizabeth Montgomery

Oct 26 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (30) weds director-producer William Asher (42) in El Paso, Texas

Valentina Tereshkova

Nov 3 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (26) weds cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (34) at the Moscow Wedding Palace

Doris Roberts

Nov 10 Actress Doris Roberts (33) weds novelist William Goyen (48)

Robert Goulet

Nov 12 American singer and actor Robert Goulet (30) weds American actress Carol Lawrence (31); divorce in 1981

  • Nov 23 "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones