On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on January 10

Famous Weddings

Jules Verne

1857 Novelist Jules Verne (28) weds Honorine de Viane Morel

Wyatt Earp

1870 Deputy sheriff Wyatt Earp (21) weds Urilla Sutherland in Lamar, Texas

Henri Matisse

1898 Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre

Burgess Meredith

1936 Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)

Ava Gardner

1942 Actress Ava Gardner (19) weds actor Mickey Rooney (21) in Ballard, California

T. S. Eliot

1957 Poet T. S. Eliot (68) marries his 2nd wife editor Esmé Valerie Fletcher (30)

  • 1967 Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven

Barry Bonds

1998 Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

Fergie

2009 "The Black Eyed Peas" singer Fergie (33) weds actor Josh Duhamel (36) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California


Famous Divorces

Napoléon Bonaparte

1810 French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I and Empress Joséphine

Divorce of Interest

1936 Actress Mary Pickford (44) divorces actor Douglas Fairbanks (52) after 15 years of marriage

Christopher Plummer

1967 Actor Christopher Plummer (37) divorces columnist Patricia Lewis after nearly 5 years of marriage

James Brown

1981 Singer James Brown (47) divorces Deidre Jenkins after 10 years of marriage