On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on January 2

Famous Weddings

Lord Byron

1815 Leading Romantic poet Lord Byron (27) marries Anne Isabella Milbanke (22) by special licence, at Seaham Hall in County Durham

David Livingstone

1845 Explorer and medical missionary David Livingstone (31) weds Mary Moffat

J. J. Thomson

1890 Physicist J. J. Thomson (33) weds Rose Elisabeth Paget

Ansel Adams

1928 Photographer Ansel Adams (25) weds Virginia Best in Yosemite Valley

  • 1940 Archibald Campbell Mzoliza Jordan, Xhosa writer, linguist and academic and outspoken critic of the South African National Party government's Bantu Education policy, marries Priscilla Phyllis Ntantla.

Kim Alexis

1993 Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

  • 2006 NBC correspondent Chip Reid weds Nina Block in Hawaii
  • 2010 "American Idol" singer Jason Castro (22) weds Mandy Mayhall near Dallas, Texas

Vince Vaughn

2010 Actor Vince Vaughn (39) weds realtor Kyla Weber in Lake Forest, Illinois

  • 2011 Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer (34) weds author Neil Gaiman (50) in Berkley, California