On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on January 29

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

LoveWedding of Interest

1917 Sculptor Auguste Rodin (76) weds Rose Beuret

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin

LoveWedding of Interest

1923 President of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (41) weds highly-educated woman Latife Hanim

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Actress Joanne Woodward
Actress
Joanne Woodward
  • 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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1951 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1987 Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray