On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on January 8

Famous Weddings

John C. Calhoun

1811 US Vice President John C. Calhoun (28) weds Floride Bonneau (19)

  • 1930 Belgium Princess Marie-Jose marries Italian's crown prince Umberto

Burgess Meredith

1951 American actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds Swedish-American ballerina Kaja Sundsten

Michael Caine

1973 Actor Michael Caine (40) weds model Shakira Baksh (25) at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 2005 American rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2016 Singer Colton Dixon (24) weds longtime love Annie Coggeshall in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2017 "Dancing with the stars" pro Louis Van Amstel (44) weds health coach Joshua Lancaster in Utah

Ricky Martin

2018 Singer Ricky Martin reveals he has married Jwan Yosef


Famous Divorces

Louis XII

1499 Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown

Jayne Mansfield

1958 Actress Jayne Mansfield and public relations manager Paul Mansfield's divorce is finalized, after 7-1/2 years of marriage

Roseanne Barr

1998 Roseanne Barr files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas