On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1974

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 31 "The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (52) weds real-estate broker John Calvin People (45) in Santa Barbara, California

Julius Erving

Feb 10 NBA player Julius Erving (23) weds model Turquoise Brown at Waldorf

Jeb Bush

Feb 23 Future US Governor Jeb Bush (21) weds Columba Bush (20) in Austin, Texas

Sissy Spacek

Apr 12 "Coal Miner's Daughter" actress Sissy Spacek weds art director Jack Fisk

  • Jun 5 "Sly and the Family Stone" frontman Sly Stone (31) weds model-actress Kathy Silva at Madison Square Garden

Richard Harris

Jun 7 Actor Richard Harris (43) weds actress Ann Turkel (27)

Jerry Lucas

Jun 8 NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard

Barry White

Jul 4 Singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Jul 16 "The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah

Faye Dunaway

Aug 7 American actress Faye Dunaway (33) weds American rock singer Peter Wolf (28) of J. Geils Band; divorce in 1979

Tim Rice

Aug 19 British EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony Awards winner) lyricist Tim Rice (29) weds Jane McIntosh

Quincy Jones Jr

Sep 14 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (41) weds actress Peggy Lipton (28) in Los Angeles, California

Thabo Mbeki

Nov 23 South African ANC leader Thabo Mbeki (32) marries social worker Zanele Dlamini (36) in London, England


Famous Divorces

George Foreman

Feb 13 Professional boxer George Foreman (25) divorces Adrienne Calhoun after almost 3 years of marriage

Cher

Feb 20 American singer and actress Cher (27) files for separation from husband singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (38)

Maggie Smith

May 6 Actress Maggie Smith (39) divorces actor Robert Stephens (42) after 6 years of marriage

Quincy Jones Jr

Sep 13 American producer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage

Elizabeth Montgomery

Oct 10 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (41) divorces director-producer William Asher (53) after 11 years of marriage