On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 19

Famous Weddings

Cornelius Vanderbilt

1813 Future business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt (19) marries his cousin Sophia Johnson

Robert Frost

1895 Poet Robert Frost (21) weds Elinor Miriam White in Lawrence, Massachusetts


1912 Author Colette (39) weds "Le Matin" newspaper editor Henri de Jouvenel

Cole Porter

1919 Composer and songwriter Cole Porter (28) weds socialite Linda Lee Thomas (36)

Joseph Goebbels

1931 Propagandist Joseph Goebbels (34) weds Magda Ritschel (30) at Günther Quandt's farm in Mecklenburg, Germany

Buzz Aldrin

1975 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (45) weds Beverly Zile

Johnny Bench

1987 Retired baseball catcher Johnny Bench (40) weds Laura Cwikowski

  • 1998 American actress Vivica A. Fox (34) weds American singer Christopher Harvest at the Park Plaza in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 2002
  • 2009 American pop singer, musician, and actor Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York

Carlos Santana

2010 Guitar legend Carlos Santana (63) weds rock drummer Cindy Blackman (51) in Maui, Hawaii

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

1995 Queen Elizabeth asks Prince Charles and Princess Diana to divorce