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

Jack Dempsey

1933 American heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds American Broadway singer and actress Hannah Williams (22); divorce in 1943

John Bardeen

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

Louise Fletcher

1959 American actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36); divorce in 1977

Tammy Wynette

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

Whitney Houston

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

  • 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
  • 1994 "The Cranberries" lead singer Dolores O'Riordan (22) weds Don Burton (32) in Ireland; divorce in 2014

Nelson Mandela

1998 Nelson Mandela marries 3rd wife Gra├ža Machel on his 80th birthday

Jimmy Johnson

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

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