On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 16

Famous Weddings

  • 1944 General Dwight D. Eisenhower's clerk Rickey marries corporal Pearlie

Shirley Temple

1950 Former child actress Shirley Temple marries 2nd husband naval officer Charles Alden Black

David Robinson

1991 NBA center David Robinson (26) weds Valerie Hoggatt at a Baptist church ceremony in San Antonio, Texas

Todd Martin

2000 Tennis player Todd Martin (30) weds Amy Martin in New Jersey


Famous Divorces

Napoléon Bonaparte

1809 Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Joséphine by French Senate

Divorce of Interest

1999 Actress Linda Hamilton (43) divorces director James Cameron (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

Jessica Simpson

2005 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (31) due to irreconcilable differences