Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 17

Famous Weddings

Henry IV of France

1600 Religious wedding of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici at Lyon Cathedral

Benito Mussolini

1915 Journalist Benito Mussolini marries Rachele Guidi in Treviglio Lombardy

Manuel L. Quezon

1918 Philippine Senator (and later 2nd President) Manuel L. Quezon (40) weds first cousin Aurora Aragon (30) in Hong Kong

Thurgood Marshall

1955 Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (47) weds Cecilia Suyat

  • 1969 40 million TV viewers watch American singer Tiny Tim (37) marry Miss Vicki Budinger (17), on "The Tonight Show"; divorce in 1977

Mark Hamill

1978 Star Wars actor Mark Hamill (26) weds dental hygienist Marilou York (23) on a civil ceremony

Lee Hsien Loong

1985 Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong (33) weds Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching

Harry Morgan

1986 American actor Harry Morgan (71) weds Barbara Bushman

Boris Becker

1993 Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds designer Barbara Feltus (27); divorce in 2001

Richie Sambora

1994 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France; divorce in 2007

Celine Dion

1994 Queen of Pop Céline Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada

  • 2005 "Modern Day Drifter" country singer Dierks Bentley (30) weds Cassidy Black in Mexico
  • 2005 Australian country singer Kasey Chambers (29) weds singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson in Avoca, New South Wales
  • 2005 Race car driver Gary Paffett (24) weds his lady love Lisa in England
  • 2006 Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer Jaci Velasquez (27) weds "Salvador" lead singer Nic Gonzalez in Austin, Texas
  • 2011 "The Descendants" actress Judy Greer (36) weds "Real Time with Bill Mahe"r co-executive producer Dean Johnsen at the Los Angeles Athletic Club
  • 2011 Backstreet Boys member A. J. McLean (34) weds model Rochelle Karidis (30) in an outdoor wedding at Beverly Hills, California
  • 2012 Minnesota Vikings football quarterback Christian Ponder (25) weds ESPN reporter Samantha Steele (27) in Hudson, Wisconsin

Famous Divorces

  • 2007 Actor Dermot Mulroney (44) divorces actress Catherine Keener (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage