Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 22

Famous Weddings

Nellie Melba

1882 Australian soprano Nellie Melba (21) weds Charles Nesbitt Frederick Armstrong in Brisbane; separate in 1883, marriage dissolved in 1900

Alexander Fleming

1915 Biologist Alexander Fleming (34) weds Sara McElroy

Billy Wilder

1936 Austrian-American filmmaker Billy Wilder (30) weds first wife Judith Coppicus; divorce in 1946

Fran Tarkenton

1960 NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (20) weds Anna Elaine Merrell at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia

Ina Garten

1968 Author and cooking show host Ina Garten (20) weds dean Jeffrey Garten

  • 1968 Julie Nixon weds Dwight David Eisenhower

Martin Short

1980 Actor Martin Short (30) weds comic actress Nancy Dolman (29)

  • 1983 American "Hardy Boys" actor Parker Stevenson (30) weds American actress Kirstie Alley (31); divorce in 1997


2000 Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

  • 2005 "Ospreys" Rugby star Shane Williams (28) weds Gail Lacey at Twyn Church in Garnant, West Wales
  • 2005 Brazilian actress Danielle Winits (31) weds model Cassio Reis at Capela Santa Ines in Rio de Janeiro

Jimmy Fallon

2007 Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member, and "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon (33) weds Hollywood producer Nancy Juvonen (40) on Necker Island in the Caribbean

  • 2011 "Big Bang Theory" Indian actor Kunal Nayyar (30) weds Miss India 2006 winner Neha Kapur (28) in New Delhi, India
  • 2013 Actress Lacey Chabert (31) weds longtime boyfriend David Nehdar in Los Angeles, California

Famous Divorces

Sandra Oh

2006 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sandra Oh (35) divorces Oscar-winning Sideways director Alexander Payne (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage