On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1964

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 25 Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 25 MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 19 Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 15 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (32) marries for the 5th time to actor Richard Burton (38)

Stage and Screen Actor Richard Burton
Stage and Screen Actor
Richard Burton
Actress Elizabeth Taylor
Actress
Elizabeth Taylor

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 9 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (22) weds co-worker Marlynn Myers

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • Apr 29 Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma

LoveWedding of Interest

May 5 Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

LoveWedding of Interest

May 18 Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California; divorce 1964

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 2 Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • Jul 31 George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 4 Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds jazz harpist and pianist Alice Macleod

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 5 Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 14 World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali (22) weds cocktail waitress Sonja Roi

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 17 Bruce Lee (23), Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor, weds Linda Emery (19), teacher

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 29 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming

46th Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney
  • Sep 18 Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 19 Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley

LovePerson of Interest

Sep 24 American actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds American film producer and director Matt Cimber (28) in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico; divorce in 1966

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 14 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (23) weds Shirley Shepherd

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 27 American singers Sonny Bono (29) & Cher (18) wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 12 Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn weds actor Neil Nephew

Actress Ellen Burstyn
Actress
Ellen Burstyn

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 14 MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 22 Actress Rosemary Clooney weds actor José Ferrer for the second time in Los Angeles, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 20 Fashion designer Ralph Lauren (25) weds Ricky Anne Loew-Beer in NYC, New York

Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 6 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 4th divorce from entertainer Eddie Fisher

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 28 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

Broken heartPerson of Interest

Aug 26 American actress Jayne Mansfield and Hungarian-American bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay's Mexican divorce is recognized by the state of California