Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1968

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

Jan 20 Actress Sharon Tate (24) weds actor and director Roman Polanski (34) in Chelsea, London

John Cleese

Feb 20 Comedian John Cleese (Monty Python) marries actress Connie Booth

Wedding of Interest

Mar 1 Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

Maureen O'Hara

Mar 12 Actress Maureen O'Hara (47) marries third husband aviator Charles F. Blair Jr. (58)

Joan Baez

Mar 26 American folk singer and activist Joan Baez (27) weds American journalist and peace activist David Harris (22) in New York City; divorce in 1973

  • Apr 20 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (24) weds fellow reporter Carol Honsa

Alan Sugar

Apr 28 Business magnate Alan Sugar (21) weds hairdresser Ann Simons in Great Portland Street Synagogue, London

Pete Townshend

May 20 "The Who" guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend (23) weds Karen Astley in England

Dudley Moore

Jun 15 Actor Dudley Moore (33) weds actress Suzy Kendall; divorced in 1972

Reggie Jackson

Jul 8 Major League Baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

  • Jul 12 American "The Monkees" singer Micky Dolenz (23) weds British model and television presenter Samantha Juste (24); divorce in 1975

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Aug 2 Future President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal (21) weds lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo (22)

Dr. Seuss

Aug 6 Children's author Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss] (64) weds second wife Audrey Stone Dimond

Erle Stanley Gardner

Aug 9 Detective writer Erle Stanley Gardner (79) weds his long-time secretary Agnes Jean Bethell

  • Aug 25 "The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (47) weds actor Roger Barrett (47) at the Community Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, California
  • Aug 28 1 day marriage of TV character Murphy Brown
  • Aug 29 Norwegian Crown Prince Harald (later Harald V) marries Sonja Haraldsen at Oslo Cathedral

Ken Follett

Sep 5 Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

Miles Davis

Sep 30 American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (42) weds American singer Betty Mabry (23); divorce 1969

Charles Bronson

Oct 5 "The Dirty Dozen" actor Charles Bronson (46) weds Jill Ireland

Quincy Jones Jr

Oct 17 Jazz trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr (35) weds actress Ulla Andersson (22)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Oct 20 Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios

  • Oct 26 Czech 7-time Olympic champion gymnast Věra Čáslavská (26) weds middle distance runner Josef Odložil (29) at the Mexico City Cathedral, Mexico City

Rudy Giuliani

Oct 26 Lawyer and politician Rudy Giuliani (24) weds second cousin Regina Peruggi (22) in a large Roman Catholic ceremony in Bedford Park, The Bronx

Davy Jones

Oct 31 British "Monkees" singer Davy Jones (22) weds American actress Linda Haines (23); divorce in 1975

Robert Plant

Nov 9 British "Led Zeppelin" singer Robert Plant (19) weds British student Maureen Wilson (19) in West Bromwich, England; divorce in 1983

Ina Garten

Dec 22 Author and cooking show host Ina Garten (20) weds dean Jeffrey Garten

  • Dec 22 Julie Nixon weds Dwight David Eisenhower

Famous Divorces

Jack Nicholson

Aug 8 Actor Jack Nicholson (31) divorces Sandra Knight (28) after 6 years of marriage

Frank Sinatra

Aug 16 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and 3rd wife actress Mia Farrow divorce after 2 years of marriage

John Lennon

Aug 22 Cynthia Lennon sues Beatle member John Lennon for divorce on grounds of adultery

John Wayne Gacy

Nov 9 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage

Peter Sellers

Dec 18 Actor Peter Sellers (43) divorces actress Britt Ekland after 4 years of marriage