On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 17

Famous Weddings

  • 1328 Prince David (4), heir to the Scottish throne marries Joan (7), Princess of England at Berwick-upon-Tweed

Lana Turner

1942 Actress Lana Turner marries actor Stephen Crane (annulled)

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

Marian Anderson

1943 One of the world's greatest contraltos, American Marian Anderson (46) weds architect Orpheus H. Fisher in Bethel, Connecticut

Groucho Marx

1954 Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx

Wayne Gretzky

1988 NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1990 PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis

Berry Gordy

1990 American Motown Records founder Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton; divorce in 1993

Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter Berry Gordy
Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter
Berry Gordy

Yasser Arafat

1990 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (56) weds Suha Tawil (27)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

Wedding of Interest

1999 Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt (36) weds "The Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria (35) in Los Angeles, California

Actress Helen Hunt
Actress
Helen Hunt
Actor Hank Azaria
Actor
Hank Azaria

Glenn McGrath

1999 Cricketer Glenn McGrath (29) weds flight attendant Jane Louise Steele

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath

Raquel Welch

1999 Actress Raquel Welch (58) weds Richard Palmer in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • 2005 Actor Ethan Embry (27) weds actress Sunny Mabrey (29)
  • 2006 "Wheel of Fortune" original host Chuck Woolery (65) weds Kim Barnes at The Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
  • 2010 Actress Khadijah Haqq (29) weds New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray (29) at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles
  • 2010 Boston Celtics star player Paul Pierce (32) weds interior-designer Julie Landrum (27) at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast, California
  • 2016 Actress and model Tatyana Ali (37) weds Vaughn Rasberry in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2020 England's Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at Windsor Castle
  • 2021 Radio host Bobby Bones marries Caitlin Parker at home in Nashville
  • 2021 Basketball player and coach Bobby Fisher marries "Basketball Wives" alum Gloria Govan at Cielo Farms, Malibu

Famous Divorces

Ringo Starr

1975 Beatle member Ringo Starr & Maureen Cox Starkey divorce, after 10 years of marriage

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr