Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1989

Famous Weddings

Leonard Nimoy

Jan 1 American actor and director Leonard Nimoy (57) weds American actress Susan Bay (45), until his death

Greg Maddux

Jan 7 MLB pitcher Greg Maddux (22) weds Kathy Ronnow

Lorenzo Lamas

Jan 21 "Falcon Crest" actor Lorenzo Lamas (31) weds actress Kathleen Kinmont (23) at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Charles Barkley

Feb 9 NBA power forward Charles Barkley (26) weds legal aide Maureen Blumhardt in Elkton, Maryland

Dave Righetti

Feb 11 MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

Courtney Love

Feb 14 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) weds vocalist James Moreland

  • Feb 17 Whitesnake's singer David Coverdale (37) weds American actress Tawny Kitaen (27); divorced 1991

Steve Garvey

Feb 18 Baseball player Steve Garvey weds Candace Thomas while being accused of fathering children by two other women

Rodney King

Feb 20 Future police violence victim Rodney King (23) weds Crystal Lynnette Waters; divorce in 1996

Tim Burton

Feb 24 Film director Tim Burton (30) weds photographer Lena Gieseke

Kevin Kline

Mar 4 Actress Phoebe Cates marries fellow actor Kevin Kline

William Hurt

Mar 5 Actor William Hurt marries second wife Heidi Henderson (divorced 1993)

  • Apr 8 Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman
  • Apr 15 South African-British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries

Jon Bon Jovi

Apr 29 Rock band Bon Jovi lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (27) weds Dorothea Hurley (26) at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas

Robin Williams

Apr 30 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California

Moises Alou

May 16 MLB player Moisés Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

  • May 28 Delta Burke (Designing Women) weds Gerald McRaney (Major Dad)

James Woods

Jun 2 Actor James Woods (42) weds horse trainer Sarah Owen (26) in Beverly Hills, California

  • Jun 2 Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman (52) weds Mandy Smith (18); divorced in 1993
  • Jun 3 Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone at Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Steve Yzerman

Jun 10 Detroit Red Wings NHL player Steve Yzerman (24) weds Lisa Brennan

Hugh Laurie

Jun 16 Actor Hugh Laurie (30) weds theatre administrator Jo Green in Camden, London

  • Jun 18 John Wayne Bobitt marries Lorena L Gallo
  • Jun 26 American actress Melanie Griffith weds American actor Don Johnson for 2nd time - they had been married for 6 months in 1976; divorce again in 1996

Hugh Hefner

Jul 1 Playboy founder Hugh Hefner weds playmate Kimberly Conrad

Bryan Cranston

Jul 8 Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (33) weds actress Robin Dearden (35)

Kathryn Bigelow & James Cameron

Aug 17 Director Kathryn Bigelow (38) weds fellow director James Cameron (35)

  • Aug 23 "The Cars" lead singer and guitarist Ric Ocasek (40) weds model Paulina Porizkova (24)

Roman Polanski

Aug 30 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner

Sam Neill

Sep 2 Actor Sam Neill (41) weds actress Noriko Watanabe (24)

Michael Jordan

Sep 2 NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Björn Borg

Sep 4 Tennis star Björn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding

Natalie Cole

Sep 16 American pop singer Natalie Cole (39) weds American drummer and record producer Andre Fisher; divorce 1995

Ivan Lendl

Sep 16 Tennis player Ivan Lendl (29) weds Samantha Frankel in Greenwich, Connecticut

Zina Garrison

Sep 23 Tennis Ace Zina Garrison (25) weds businessman Willard Jackson (25) at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston

Larry Bird

Sep 30 NBA legend Larry Bird (32) weds long-time girlfriend Dinah Mattingly in Terre Haute, Indiana

Larry King

Oct 7 American radio and television talk show host Larry King (55) weds (for the 6th time) American businesswoman Julie Alexander; divorced in 1992

Sidney Sheldon

Oct 14 American novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds former American child actress Alexandra Kostoff in Las Vegas, Nevada

John Goodman

Oct 27 Actor John Goodman (37) weds Annabeth Hartzog (21) in New Orleans

David Hasselhoff

Dec 9 "Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) weds actress Pamela Bach (26) at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California

George Clooney

Dec 15 Actor and director George Clooney (28) weds actress Talia Balsam (30) in Las Vegas

Richard Branson

Dec 20 Business magnate Richard Branson (39) weds Joan Templeman in British Virgin Islands

Edmund Hillary

Dec 21 Explorer Edmund Hillary (70) weds June Mulgrew

  • Dec 31 Actress Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever) weds Joe Petruzzi

Famous Divorces

Mike Tyson & Robin Givens

Feb 14 Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

Jane Fonda

Feb 16 Actress Jane Fonda and activist Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage

David Hasselhoff

Mar 1 "Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) divorces actress Catherine Hickland (33) after nearly 5 years of marriage

Bruce Springsteen

Mar 1 Julianne Philips & Bruce Springsteen divorce

Darryl Strawberry

May 18 Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from husband and MLB player Darryl Strawberry (they eventually divorce 1993)

Courtney Love

Jun 15 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) divorces vocalist James Moreland only 4 months after getting married