On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 21

Famous Weddings

James Cook

1762 British Explorer Captain James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts

Juliette Gordon Low

1886 Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low (26) weds William Mackay Low in Savannah, Georgia

Estelle Getty

1947 Actress Estelle Getty (24) weds Arthur Gettleman

Ingrid Bergman

1958 Actress Ingrid Bergman (43) weds producer Lars Schmidt

David Mamet

1977 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse

  • 1983 M*A*S*H actress Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan

Wedding of Interest

1991 Actress Jane Fonda (55) weds CNN founder Ted Turner at the groom's home in north Florida

Lionel Richie

1996 Famous singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York

Craig Ferguson

2008 Talk show host Craig Ferguson (46) weds art dealer Megan Wallace Cunningham (26) in Chester, Vermont

  • 2012 "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion (51) weds fine-arts photographer Rubem Robierb (35) at the couple's apartment in Manhattan
  • 2012 CNN anchor Erin Burnett (36) weds finance executive David Rubulotta (42) in New York City Hall
  • 2012 "Rolling Stones" guitarist Ronnie Wood (65) weds theater producer Sally Humphreys (34) at Dorchester Hotel in London
  • 2012 "McFly" drummer Harry Judd (27) weds former Escala violinist Izzy Johnston (29) at St Nicholas Church in Harpenden, Herts
  • 2013 Actress and model Teresa Palmer (27) weds actor/director Mark Webber (33) in Mexico

Elton John

2014 British pop piano player and singer Elton John (67) marries Canadian filmmaker David Furnish (51)


Famous Divorces

Ernest Hemingway

1945 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn divorce after 5 years of marriage.

  • 2010 "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (51) divorces actress Georgina Sutcliffe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage