On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on January 11

Famous Weddings

Paul Gauguin

1892 Painter Paul Gauguin marries Teha'amana, a 13-year-old Tahitian girl

Hattie McDaniel

1911 American actress Hattie McDaniel (16) weds pianist Howard Hickman (30)

Stan Laurel

1941 Comedian Stan Laurel and actress Virginia Ruth Rogers remarry for the 2nd time

Pete Maravich

1976 NBA player Pete Maravich (27) weds college sweetheart Jackie Elliser in Metairie, Louisiana

Idina Menzel

2003 "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (32) weds broadway actress Idina Menzel (31) at Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica

  • 2003 "The Sixth Sense" actress-singer Toni Collette (30) weds musician Dave Galafassi in a Buddhist ceremony near Sydney, Australia

Famous Divorces

  • 1971 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK