On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1973

Famous Weddings

Michael Caine

Jan 8 Actor Michael Caine (40) weds model Shakira Baksh (25) at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Jane Fonda

Jan 21 Actress Jane Fonda weds activist Tom Hayden

  • Apr 18 American sci-fi writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby

Dean Martin

Apr 25 Singer and actor Dean Martin marries third wife Catherine Hawn (divorced 1976)

Brian Mulroney

May 26 Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)

Amitabh Bachchan

Jun 3 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan marries actress Jaya Bhaduri

Joe Clark

Jun 30 Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)

  • Jul 4 British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England
  • Jul 6 "The Avengers" actress Diana Rigg (35) weds Israeli painter Menachen Gueffen (43)

Farrah Fawcett

Jul 28 "Charlie's Angels" actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds "The Six Million Dollar Man" actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

Anthony Perkins

Aug 9 American Actor Anthony Perkins (40) weds American photographer and actress Berinthia "Berry" Berenson (25) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

  • Aug 19 American singer and actor Kris Kristofferson (37) weds fellow singer Rita Coolidge (28); divorce in 1980

Bobby Orr

Sep 8 Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

  • Sep 17 "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds Mary Carlson

William Shatner

Oct 20 Canadian "Star Trek" actor William Shatner (42) weds Marcy Lafferty; divorce in 1996

Neil Simon

Oct 25 American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

Vin Scully

Nov 10 Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt

Hank Aaron

Nov 12 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (39) weds Billye Aaron

  • Nov 14 Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey
  • Nov 30 Sci-fi author Issac Asimov (53) weds second wife psychoanalyst and Sci-fi author Janet Jeppson (47)

Gale Sayers

Dec 1 NFL running back Gale Sayers (30) weds second wife Ardythe Bullard

Pete Rozelle

Dec 4 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (47) weds activist Carrie Cooke


Famous Divorces

  • Oct 9 Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years

Isaac Asimov

Nov 16 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage