On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1975

Famous Weddings

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Jan 21 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (57) weds toy inventor Jack Ryan (48) (div. 1976)

Johnny Bench

Feb 21 Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench (27) weds Vickie Chesser in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Mar 8 5th Earl of Lichfield Patrick Anson (35) weds Lady Leonora Grosvenor (26), daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster at Chester Cathedral in England

Peter Agre

Mar 29 Molecular biologist Peter Agre (26) weds Mary Macgill

Jane Curtin

Apr 2 Actress Jane Curtin (27) weds television producer Patrick Lynch

Sean Connery

May 6 Actor Sean Connery (44) weds Micheline Roquebrune in Casablanca

  • Jun 7 Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (21) weds Cheryl Alley (21) at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church in Burbank, California

Cher

Jun 30 American singer and actress Cher (28), weds American blues-rcoker Gregg Allman (27), 4 days after her divorce from Sonny Bono is finalized; divorce 1979

David Gilmour

Jul 7 Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour (29) weds American model and artist Virginia "Ginger" Hasenbein (26); divorce in 1990

William Peter Blatty

Jul 20 "The Exorcist" writer William Peter Blatty (47) weds tennis player Linda Tuero (24) in Las Vegas

  • Aug 5 Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (25) weds Elissa Jerret

Maggie Smith

Aug 23 Actress Maggie Smith (40) weds playwright Beverley Cross (44) at the Guildford Register Office in Surrey, England

Roone Arledge

Sep 1 Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler; divorce in 1985

Danielle Steel

Sep 13 Novelist Danielle Steel (28) weds Danny Zugelder in the prison canteen

Dudley Moore

Sep 20 British comic actor Dudley Moore (40) weds American actress Tuesday Weld (31) ; divorced in 1980

Wedding of Interest

Oct 10 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (43) 6th marriage and remarriage to actor Richard Burton (49)

Wedding of Interest

Oct 11 Future US President Bill Clinton (29) weds future US Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham (28) in a Methodist ceremony in their living room in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Larry Bird

Nov 8 NBA legend Larry Bird (18) weds highschool sweetheart Janet Condra

Bob Dole

Dec 6 US Senator Bob Dole (52) weds former senator Elizabeth Hanford (39)

Buzz Aldrin

Dec 19 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (45) weds Beverly Zile

Martin Scorsese

Dec 30 Director Martin Scorsese (33) weds teacher and author Julia Cameron (27) in Libertyville, Illinois


Famous Divorces

Tammy Wynette

Mar 21 American country singer Tammy Wynette (33) divorces American country singer-songwriter George Jones (43), after 6 years of marriage

Cher

Jun 26 American singer and actress Cher (28) divorces singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (40)

  • Jul 10 American singer and actress Cher (28) files for divorce from musician Gregg Allman (27), 10 days after their marriage - they reconcile, but separate in 1977 and divorce in 1979

Ringo Starr

Jul 17 Beatle member Ringo Starr & Maureen Cox Starkey divorce, after 10 years of marriage

Ben Bradlee

Nov 10 Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage