On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1985

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 2 Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood (37) weds British model Jo Karslake(29) in Gerrards Cross, England; divorce in 2009

Reggie White

Jan 5 NFL football player Reggie White (23) weds Sara Copeland

  • Jan 22 Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) marries Sarah Menikides

Dan Marino

Jan 30 NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

O.J. Simpson

Feb 2 NFL running back, broadcaster, actor and felon O.J. Simpson marries second wife Nicole Brown (murdered 1994)

Martin Scorsese

Feb 8 Director Martin Scorsese (42) weds producer Barbara De Fina (35)

Joe Montana

Feb 24 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace

  • Mar 9 Actors Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed

Billy Joel

Mar 23 American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (34) weds American supermodel Christie Brinkley (31), on a yacht moored alongside the Statue Of Liberty; divorce in 1994

George Foreman

Mar 25 Professional boxer George Foreman (35) weds Mary Martelly

Rodney King

Apr 27 Police violence victim Rodney King (20) weds Dennetta Lyles

Bruce Springsteen

May 13 American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen (35) weds American actress Julianne Phillips (25) at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon; divorce in 1989

Merle Haggard

Jun 1 Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret; divorce in 1991

Mike Pence

Jun 8 US Vice President Mike Pence (25) weds Karen Batten (26) at Indianapolis, Indiana

Carl Djerassi

Jun 21 Chemist Carl Djerassi (61) weds biographer and teacher Diane Middlebrook (46) at his ranch

  • Jun 22 "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (35) weds plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (43) in Dallas

Isiah Thomas

Jul 19 NBA player Isiah Thomas (24) weds Lynn Kendall in Chicago

Robin Gibb

Jul 31 Bee Gees member Robin Gibb (35) weds author and artist Dwina Murphy

  • Aug 15 Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa

Wedding of Interest

Aug 16 Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

  • Sep 18 Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (27) weds Pamela Gregg at New York City's Central Park

George Gervin

Oct 9 NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas

Ken Follett

Nov 8 Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)

  • Dec 14 "The Cosby Show" actress Phylicia Rashad (37) weds former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad (36)

Sylvester Stallone

Dec 15 Actor Sylvester Stallone (39) weds "Rocky IV" actress Brigitte Nielsen (22) in Beverly Hills, California

Lee Hsien Loong

Dec 17 Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong (33) weds Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching


Famous Divorces

Janet Jackson

Jan 7 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married

George Foreman

Feb 4 Professional boxer George Foreman (35) divorces Andrea Skeete after almost 3 years of marriage