On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1981

Famous Weddings

Davy Jones

Jan 24 British Monkees singer Davy Jones (35) weds Anita Pollinger; divorce in 1996

Bill Murray

Jan 25 Actor Bill Murray (30) weds Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas; divorce in 1994

  • Mar 10 14th Prince of Ligne Michel Charles Eugène Marie Lamoral (29) weds Princess of Ligne Eleanora (27) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wedding of Interest

Apr 11 "One Day At A Time" actress Valerie Bertinelli (20) marries rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen (26)

  • Apr 25 Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)

Wedding of Interest

Apr 27 Beatle Ringo Starr (40) marries American actress Barbara Bach (33) at Marylebone Town Hall, London, England

John Grisham

May 8 Author John Grisham (26) weds Renee Jones

  • May 16 Pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson

Oliver Stone

Jun 7 American filmmaker Oliver Stone (34) weds production assistant Elizabeth Burkit Cox; divorce 1993

Joe Montana

Jul 1 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (25) weds second wife Cathleen Castillo

  • Jul 27 British television: On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, proving to be a national event with massive viewer numbers

Wedding of Interest

Jul 29 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London

Lorne Michaels

Sep 13 Television producer Lorne Michaels (36) weds model Susan Forristal

George Foreman

Sep 15 Professional boxer George Foreman (32) weds Sharon Goodson

  • Oct 5 "The Hollywood Knights" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (23) weds American actor Peter Horton (28) in Santa Monica, California; divorce in 1988

Michael Crichton

Oct 22 Best-selling author Michael Crichton (39) weds broadcast journalist Suzanne Childs

David Lean

Oct 28 Film director David Lean (73) weds fifth wife Sandra Hotz

  • Nov 16 Luke marries Laura on TV soap "General Hospital" (16 million watch)

Miles Davis

Nov 26 Legendary American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds American "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby; divorced, 1989)

Chris Hadfield

Dec 23 Astronaut Chris Hadfield (22) weds high-school girlfriend Helene Walter

  • Dec 24 Guardian Angels Curtis Sliwa & Lisa Evers marry

Jerry Garcia

Dec 31 Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia (38) weds Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Adams (35); divorce in 1994


Famous Divorces

James Brown

Jan 10 Singer James Brown (47) divorces Deidre Jenkins after 10 years of marriage