On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 18

Famous Weddings

Lord Mountbatten

1922 British naval officer Louis Mountbatten (22) weds Lord Mount Temple's daughter Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley (20) at St. Margaret's in Westminster, London

Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten
Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India
Lord Mountbatten

Jack Dempsey

1933 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

John Bardeen

1938 Physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen (30) weds Jane Maxwell

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen

Louise Fletcher

1959 Actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36)

Tammy Wynette

1976 American country singer Tammy Wynette (34) weds real-estate mogul Michael Tomlin, divorced, later in 1976

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1992 Film critic Roger Ebert marries Chaz Hammel-Smith
  • 1992 Helen Windsor, daughter of British Duke and Duchess of Kent weds art dealer Timothy Taylor at Windsor Castle

Whitney Houston

1992 American R&B singers Whitney Houston (28) & Bobby Brown (23) marry

  • 1994 "The Cranberries" lead singer Dolores O'Riordan (22) weds Don Burton (32) in Ireland

Nelson Mandela

1998 Nelson Mandela marries 3rd wife Graça Machel on his 80th birthday

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Jimmy Johnson

1999 Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson (56) weds longtime girlfriend Rhonda Rookmaaker (45) in the Florida Keys

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

Famous Divorces

John Cena

2012 WWE wrestler John Cena (35) divorces Elizabeth Huberdeau (33) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 3 years of getting married

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena