Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 9

Famous Weddings

Rabindranath Tagore

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

Milton Berle

1953 Entertainer Milton Berle (45) marries for the third time Ruth Cosgrove (32)

Bill Russell

1956 NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher; divorce in 1973

Malcolm Fraser

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

Famous Divorces

Howard Hughes

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

Walter Lippmann

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

William Hurt

1982 American actors Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce, after 10 years of marriage