On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 9

Famous Weddings

Rabindranath Tagore

1883 Poet Rabindranath Tagore (22) weds Mrinalini Devi in an arranged marriage

Bill Russell

1956 NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell

Malcolm Fraser

1956 Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser (26) weds Tamie Beggs (20)

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • 1967 US President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter Lynda (23) marries US Marine Captain Charles Robb (28) in the White House

Willy Brandt

1983 Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Willy Brandt weds Brigitte Seebacher

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt

David Hasselhoff

1989 "Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) weds actress Pamela Bach (26) at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California

Matt Damon

2005 "Bourne" actor Matt Damon (35) weds Argentine-born Luciana Barrosa (29) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau near New York City Hall

Actor Matt Damon
Actor
Matt Damon
  • 2006 "The Office" actress Lucy Davis (33) weds actor Owain Yeoman (28) at St. Paul's Cathedral in London

Sinead O'Connor

2011 "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor (45) weds Irish therapist Barry Herridge (38) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor

Famous Divorces

Howard Hughes

1929 Businessman Howard Hughes divorces 1st wife Ella Rice after 4 years of marriage

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes

Walter Lippmann

1937 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) divorces first wife Faye Albertson after 20 years of marriage

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann

William Hurt

1982 Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce