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

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

1959 Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi marries Farah Pahlavi Diba

David Mamet

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

  • 1983 American "M*A*S*H" actress Loretta Swit weds (46) American actor Dennis Holahan (41); divorce in 1995

Edmund Hillary

1989 Explorer Edmund Hillary (70) weds June Mulgrew

Jane Fonda & Ted Turner

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

Lionel Richie

1996 American pop singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York; divorce in 2004

Gordon Ramsay

1996 Chef Gordon Ramsay weds teacher Tana Hutcheson

Craig Ferguson

2008 Scottish-American comic and talk show host Craig Ferguson (46) weds American art dealer Megan Wallace Cunningham (26) at her family's home 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 British "McFly" drummer Harry Judd (27) weds British "Escala" violinist Izzy Johnston (29) at St Nicholas Church in Harpenden, Herts, England
  • 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, England
  • 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) weds Canadian filmmaker David Furnish (52) at their estate in Windsor, England on the 9th anniversary of their civil partnership

Famous Divorces

Ernest Hemingway

1945 American "For Whom The Bell Tolls" novelist Ernest Hemingway (46) and American novelist and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (36) 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