On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on January 7

Famous Weddings

Philip the Good

1430 Duke Philip the Good (33) formally celebrate marriage Isabella of Portugal (32) in Sluys, Burgundy

  • 1630 Italian composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
  • 1879 Dutch King William II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont

Mary Pickford

1911 Actress Mary Pickford (19) weds actor Owen Moore (25)

  • 1934 Dutch Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld

Stephen King

1971 American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist

Greg Maddux

1989 MLB pitcher Greg Maddux (22) weds Kathy Ronnow

Martin Lawrence

1995 Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (29) weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall (24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia


2006 Punky pop singer P!nk (26) weds motocross daredevil and "The Surreal Life" actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • 2012 Lady A (formerly Antebellum) singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York

Famous Divorces

Janet Jackson

1985 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married