On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1972

Famous Weddings

Aung San Suu Kyi

Jan 1 Politician Aung San Suu Kyi (26) weds author Michael Aris (25)

Tom Stoppard

Feb 11 Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor and author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)

Bob Denver

Apr 25 Comedic actor Bob Denver (37) weds third wife Carole Abrahams

John Wayne Gacy

Jun 1 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (30) weds second wife Carole Hoff

Johnny Unitas

Jun 26 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) weds second wife Sandra Lemon

  • Jul 8 English Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester marries Birgitte of Deurs (Henriksen)

Robert Wagner

Jul 16 American actress Natalie Wood (33) weds American actor Robert Wagner (40) for the second time, aboard the Ramblin' Rose, moored off Malibu, California

Richard Branson

Jul 22 Business magnate Richard Branson (22) weds Kristen Tomassi

  • Aug 5 "The Addams Family" actor John Astin (42) weds actress Patty Duke (25); divorce 1985

Famous Divorces

Johnny Unitas

Jun 26 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) divorces first wife Dorothy Hoelle after nearly 2 decades of marriage

Phil Hartman

Sep 19 Actor Phil Hartman (23) divorces Gretchen Lewis after 2 years of marriage