Famous Weddings & Divorces on January 29

Famous Weddings

Charles Darwin

1839 English naturalist and "On the Origin of Species" author Charles Darwin (42) marries Emma Wedgwood (41)

Auguste Rodin

1917 Sculptor Auguste Rodin (76) weds Rose Beuret

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

1923 President of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (41) weds Latife Hanim; divorce in 1925

Gloria Swanson

1945 Actress Gloria Swanson (45) weds William N. Davey

  • 1948 American singer and comic actor Dennis Day (31) weds American Peggy Almquist (24) in San Juan Capistrano, California, until his death in 1988

Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward

1958 Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman (33) weds "The Three Faces of Eve" actress Joanne Woodward (27) at the El Rancho hotel-casino in Las Vegas

  • 1984 Actress Wonder Woman Lynda Carter (33) marries Robert Altman (58)
  • 2005 "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

Famous Divorces

Elizabeth Taylor

1951 English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from American hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr. after nearly 9 months of marriage

Darryl Strawberry

1987 Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry

Michael Keaton

1990 Actor Michael Keaton (38) divorces actress Caroline McWilliams (44) after 7 years of marriage

Bill Murray

1994 Actor Bill Murray (43) divorces Margaret Kelly after 13 years of marriage