On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1980

Famous Weddings

Samuel L. Jackson

Jan 14 Actor Samuel L. Jackson (31) weds sports channel producer LaTanya Richardson (30)

  • Feb 20 Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski

Tony Blair

Mar 29 77th Prime Minister of UK Tony Blair (26) weds barrister and lecturer Cherie Booth

John McCain

May 17 Navy Liaison and future politician John McCain marries second wife teacher Cindy Lou Hensley

  • May 22 American actress Marlo Thomas (42) weds American TV talk host Phil Donahue (44)

Mel Gibson

Jun 7 Actor Mel Gibson (24) weds Robyn Moore (24) in Forestville, New South Wales

Raquel Welch

Jul 5 Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

Michael Biehn

Jul 11 Actor Michael Biehn (23) weds actress Carlene Olson (25)

Elizabeth Warren

Jul 12 US Senator Elizabeth Warren (31) weds law professor Bruce Mann

Donna Summer

Jul 16 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award-winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California

Björn Borg

Jul 24 Tennis star Björn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania

James Woods

Aug 13 Actor James Woods (33) weds costume designer Kathryn Morrison

Theresa May

Sep 6 81st Prime Minister of UK Theresa May nee Brasier (23) weds investment banker Philip May at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Wheatley, Oxfordshire

  • Oct 4 "The Princess Bride" actor Chris Sarandon (38) weds model Lisa Cooper

Dustin Hoffman

Oct 12 Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) weds businesswoman Lisa Gottsegen (26) in Roxbury, Connecticut

Rod Taylor

Oct 15 Actor Rod Taylor (50) weds Carol Kikumura

Al Sharpton

Oct 31 Baptist minister Al Sharpton (26) weds back up singer Kathy Jordan

Norman Mailer

Nov 11 Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

  • Nov 24 Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri

Harold Pinter

Nov 27 British playwright Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)

Jay Leno

Nov 30 Comedian Jay Leno marries Mavis Nicholson

Martin Short

Dec 22 Actor Martin Short (30) weds comic actress Nancy Dolman (29)


Famous Divorces

David Bowie

Feb 8 Model Angie Bowie (30) divorces British singer David Bowie (33) after just under 10 years of marriage

Pete Rose

Jul 31 Karolyn Englehardt divorces baseball manager Pete Rose (39) after 16 years of marriage

Michael Crichton

Sep 5 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

Dustin Hoffman

Oct 6 Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) divorces actress Anne Byrne (37) after 11 years of marriage

  • Oct 9 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot