Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 6

Famous Weddings

Charles VIII

1491 King Charles VIII of France (21) marries Anna Duchess of Brittany (14) giving France control over Brittany

  • 1630 Painter Peter Paul Rubens (53) marries his second wife Helena (16) Fourment and the inspiration for his voluptuous female figures, in Antwerp

Pablo Neruda

1930 Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia

  • 1941 King Leopold of Belgium marries Lilian Baels

Sean Connery

1962 Actor Sean Connery (32) weds actress Diane Cilento on Gibraltar; divorce 1973

Bob Dole

1975 US Senator Bob Dole (52) weds former senator Elizabeth Hanford (39)

Peter Jennings

1997 ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York

  • 2003 "The Bachelorette" star Trista Rehn (31) weds Ryan Sutter (29) at The Lodge in Rancho Mirage, California

Elvis Costello

2003 British rock singer-songwriter Elvis Costello (49) weds Canadian jazz pianist-singer Dianna Krall (39) at rock icon Elton John's estate outside of London, England

  • 2008 "Lonestar" bass guitarist John Rich (34) weds former model Joan Bush in Nashville

Famous Divorces

Bette Davis

1938 Actress Bette Davis (30) divorces musician Harmon Nelson (31) after more than 6 years of marriage

Ted Kennedy

1982 US Senator Ted Kennedy divorces Joan Kennedy after 34 years of marriage

Robin Williams

1988 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage