Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1971

Famous Weddings

Stephen King

Jan 7 American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist

Judi Dench

Feb 5 Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London

Pierre Trudeau

Mar 4 Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author and actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

Penny Marshall

Apr 10 American actress Penny Marshall (27) marries American actor and director Rob Reiner (24); divorce in 1981

Mick Jagger

May 12 Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias (31) at St Tropez Town Hall, France

Oliver Stone

May 22 American filmmaker Oliver Stone weds Najwa Sarkis; divorce in 1977

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

May 28 NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown

  • Jun 12 Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House

Wedding of Interest

Jul 6 Swedish pop singer-songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow Swedish singer-songwriter Agnetha Faltskog (21), prior to forming half of ABBA; divorce in 1980

Roger Daltrey

Jul 19 "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds British model Heather Taylor (24)

Donna Summer

Aug 5 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer [nee Gaines] (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer; divorce in 1976

Lorne Michaels

Oct 5 Television producer Lorne Michaels (26) weds comedy writer Rosie Shuster (21)

Steve Garvey

Oct 27 Baseball player Steve Garvey (22) weds Cyndy Truman

Ingmar Bergman

Nov 11 Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

Willie Mays

Nov 27 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City

William Hurt

Dec 2 Actors William Hurt and Mary Beth Supinger tie the knot (divorced 1982)

George Foreman

Dec 24 Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun

Tony Bennett

Dec 29 American singer Tony Bennett (45) weds actress Sandra Grant in Manhattan, New York; divorce in 1983

Famous Divorces

  • Jan 11 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK

Howard Hughes

Jun 18 Aviator Howard Hughes divorces 2nd wife Jean Peters after 14 years of marriage