Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 28

Famous Weddings

  • 1936 British best-selling romantic author Barbara Cartland (35) marries 2nd husband Hugh McCorquodale

Bronko Nagurski

1936 Football player Bronko Nagurski (28) weds childhood sweetheart Eileen Kane in International Falls, Minnesota

John Steinbeck

1950 Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)

Elizabeth Montgomery

1956 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (23) weds actor Gig Young (43)

Patti Page

1956 Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada

Robert Wagner

1957 "Rebel Without A Cause" actress Natalie Wood (19) weds American actor Robert Wagner (27) at Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona; divorce in 1962;, and remarry in 1972

Frank Zappa

1960 American musician Frank Zappa weds Kathryn J. Sherman; divorce in 1964

Shania Twain

1993 Canadian country singer-songwriter Shania Twain (27) weds South African record producer Robert "Mutt" Lange (45); divorce in 2010

Billy Ray Cyrus

1993 Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (32) weds Leticia "Tish" Finley (26)

Robert Carlyle

1997 Actor Robert Carlyle (36) weds makeup artist Anastasia Shirley in Scotland

Woody Harrelson

2008 "Cheers" actor Woody Harrelson (47) weds longtime girlfriend Laura Louie (43) in Maui Island, Hawaii

Chris Hemsworth

2010 "Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth (27) weds spanish actress Elsa Pataky (34) in Indonesia

  • 2011 "Stargate SG-1" actor Christopher Judge (47) weds actress and model Gianna Patton (33)

Famous Divorces

Janet Leigh

1942 American actress Janet Leigh (15) granted annulment of 4 month marriage to childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18)

  • 2010 Film and record company executive Justin Siegel (23) divorces actress-singer Emmy Rossum due to irreconcilable differences after a year-and-a-half of marriage

Buzz Aldrin

2012 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (82) divorces Lois Driggs Cannon due to irreconcilable differences after 23 years of marriage