Famous Weddings & Divorces on February 16

Famous Weddings

Johan de Witt

1655 Grand Pensionary of Holland Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker

William Allen

1734 Jurist William Allen (29) weds Margaret Hamilton

Ethan Allen

1784 American Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen (46) weds second wife Frances Montresor Brush Buchanan

John A. Macdonald

1867 Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London

Leo Durocher

1948 American baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California; divorce in 1960

Brendan Behan

1955 Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

Vidal Sassoon

1967 Hairdresser and businessman Vidal Sassoon (39) weds actress Beverly Adams (21)

Tammy Wynette

1969 American country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds American country singer-songwriter George Jones (37), divorced 1975

Mike Schmidt

1974 MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman

  • 2011 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
  • 2013 "Devious Maids" actress Dania Ramirez (33) weds director Bev Land on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • 2021 Actor Nicholas Cage marries for the fifth time to Riko Shibata at Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

Farrah Fawcett

1982 Actors Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce

Jane Fonda

1989 Actress Jane Fonda and activist Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage