On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1984

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 28 Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas
  • Jan 29 Actress Wonder Woman Lynda Carter (33) marries Robert Altman (58)

Elton John

Feb 14 British singer Elton John (36) marries Renate Blauel at Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia; divorce in 1988

Yannick Noah

Mar 2 Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

John Elway

Mar 3 Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Mar 22 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (36) weds singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (23) in Hampshire, England

David Hasselhoff

Mar 24 "Knight Rider" actor David Hasselhoff (32) weds "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (28)

Frances McDormand

Apr 1 American filmmaker Joel Coen (29) marries American actress Frances McDormand (26)

Pete Rose

Apr 11 MLB manager Pete Rose (42) weds second wife Carol J. Woliung

Chrissie Hynde

May 5 American rock singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde (32) weds Scottish 'Simple Minds' singer Jim Kerr (25), in a horse-drawn carriage in New York City; divorce in 1990

Annette Bening

May 26 Actress Annette Bening (25) weds J. Steven White

Ernie Banks

Jun 14 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (53) weds Marjorie Wardlawholm

  • Jun 26 American singer Tiny Tim (52) marries Miss Jan Alweiss (23); divorce in 1995
  • Jul 7 Singer Frankie Valli (50) marries Randy Clohessy (24)
  • Aug 18 Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (22) weds Des Moines department store heiress Julie Anne Friedman (25) at London registrar's office

Janet Jackson

Sep 7 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) weds fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21)

  • Sep 14 Figure skater Marina Klimova (18) weds her partner Sergei Ponomarenko (23)

Gene Wilder

Sep 14 Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France

  • Sep 22 Brussels Princess Astrid marries Archduke Lorenz of Austrian-Este at Church of Our Lady of "De Zavel

Sigourney Weaver

Oct 1 Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)

  • Oct 27 "Jessie's Girl" singer Rick Springfield (35) weds Barbara Porter in Australia

Diego Maradona

Nov 7 FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires

Roger Clemens

Nov 24 MLB pitcher Roger Clemens (22) weds Debra Lynn Godfrey

  • Dec 3 Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisconsin

Bette Midler

Dec 14 Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas

Olivia Newton-John

Dec 15 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John marries 1st husband actor Matt Lattanzi

Sally Field

Dec 15 Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field weds second husband Alan Greisman

Jamie Lee Curtis

Dec 18 Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (26) weds actor Christopher Guest (37) in New York

Paul O'Neill

Dec 29 MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio

Mark McGwire

Dec 29 MLB player Mark McGwire (21) weds Kathlene Hughes

  • Dec 30 Professional wrestling manager Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed

Famous Divorces

Pierre Trudeau

Apr 2 Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (64) divorces Margaret Sinclair (35) due to irreconcilable differences, after 13 years of marriage

John Carpenter

Sep 14 Film director John Carpenter (36) and actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) divorce after 5 years of marriage

George Gervin

Oct 16 Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage

Kate Jackson

Dec 20 Actress Kate Jackson (36) divorces business executive David Greenwald after 2 years of marriage