On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1977

Famous Weddings

Peter Sellers

Feb 18 British actor Peter Sellers (51) weds (his 4th time), British actress Lynne Frederick (22), in Paris, France

Arthur Ashe

Feb 20 World No. 1 tennis player Arthur Ashe (33) weds photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy in New York City

Donald Trump

Apr 7 American real estate tycoon Donald Trump (30) weds Czech fashion model Ivana Zelníčková (28) (his 1st marriage, her 2nd)at Marble Collegiate Church, NYC; we dding officiated by Norman Vincent Peale; divorce 1992

Bill Russell

Jun 8 Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett (39); divorced 1980

Twiggy

Jun 14 English model Twiggy Lawson (27) weds actor Michael Witney (45)

Joe Biden

Jun 17 US Senator Joe Biden of Delaware (34) weds teacher Jill Jacobs (26) at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City

Dick Clark

Jul 7 "American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California

Mike Ditka

Jul 8 NFL coach Mike Ditka (37) weds Diana Trantham in Dallas County, Texas

  • Aug 5 Actress Julie Newmar (43) weds lawyer J. Holt Smith
  • Aug 27 "Coral Reefer Band" singer Jimmy Buffett (30) weds Jane Slagsvol

Barbara Eden

Sep 3 "I Dream of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (43) weds Charles Donald Fegert

Rush Limbaugh

Sep 24 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh (26) weds Roxy McNeely, a radio advertising salesperson, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; divorced 1980

  • Sep 30 "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard

George Foreman

Oct 6 Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

Peter Boyle

Oct 21 Actor Peter Boyle (42) weds Loraine Alterman at the United Nations chapel in Manhattan

George W. Bush

Nov 5 Future Texas governor and 43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas

Bryan Cranston

Nov 10 Actor Bryan Cranston (21) weds writer Mickey Middleton

  • Nov 11 "Three's Company" actress Suzanne Somers (30) weds host Alan Hamel (40)

Shirley Chisholm

Nov 26 Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York

David Mamet

Dec 21 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse

Michelle Bachelet

Dec 23 Future President of Chile Michelle Bachelet (26) weds architect Jorge Dávalos


Famous Divorces

Martin Scorsese

Jan 19 American film director Martin Scorsese (34) divorces Julia Cameron (28) after 1 year of marriage

  • Jun 6 Former Beatle George Harrison (33) and British model Pattie Boyd (32) divorce after 11 years of marriage
  • Jun 9 George & Patti Harrison divorce
  • Sep 11 TV's Rhoda gets divorced