On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1966

Famous Weddings

George Harrison

Jan 21 Quiet Beatle George Harrison (22) weds British model Pattie Boyd (21); divorce in 1977

Bob Marley

Feb 10 Reggae Musician Bob Marley (21) marries fellow musician Rita Anderson (19)

  • Mar 10 Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam

Keith Moon

Mar 17 The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office

Sophia Loren

Apr 9 Italian actress Sophia Loren (31) remarries Italian film producer Carlo Ponti (65) in Paris, France

Michael Palin

Apr 16 Actor and comedian Michael Palin (22) weds Helen Gibbins

Dolly Parton

May 30 American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

  • Jun 6 Socialite Claus von Bulow marries heiress Martha [Sunny]Sharp Crawford

Louis Jordan

Jun 14 Musician Louis Jordan (58) weds singer and dancer Martha Weaver

Rod Laver

Jun 20 Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

  • Jul 6 American sci-fi writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 4th wife Nancy Hackett

Tom Seaver

Jul 9 Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre

Brigitte Bardot

Jul 14 Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas

Frank Sinatra

Jul 19 American saloon singer Frank Sinatra (50) marries American actress Mia Farrow (21) at the Las Vegas, Nevada home of casino executive Jack Entratter; divorce in 1968

Charo

Aug 7 Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Al Michaels

Aug 27 American sportscaster Al Michaels (21) weds Linda Stamaton

Joe Biden

Aug 27 American law student, and future politician, Joe Biden of Delaware (21) weds fellow Syracuse University student, and future teacher, Neilia Hunter (22) of Skaneateles, New York, at a Catholic church in Skaneateles

  • Sep 10 Actor John Lithgow (20) weds Jean Taynton

Hank Greenberg

Nov 18 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola

Jack Kerouac

Nov 18 Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Sampas


Famous Divorces

Jayne Mansfield

Jul 20 American actress Jayne Mansfield and American film producer and director Matt Cimber file for divorce, after less than 2 years of marriage