Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 16

Famous Weddings

  • 1771 Chemist Antione Lavoisier (28) marries Marie-Anne Paulze (13), the couple go on to make major discoveries in chemistry together
  • 1944 General Dwight D. Eisenhower's clerk Rickey marries corporal Pearlie

Shirley Temple

1950 American child actress Shirley Temple (22) weds 2nd husband US naval officer Charles Alden Black (31), at his parents' home, Del Monte, California

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

James Cameron & Linda Hamilton

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