Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 2

Famous Weddings

Duke Ellington

1918 American jazz orchestra bandleader Duke Ellington (19) weds high school sweetheart Edna Thompson in Washington, D.C.

Jean Harlow

1932 Platinum blonde screen goddess Jean Harlow (21) weds MGM producer Paul Bern (42)

  • 1939 Syndicated columnist Ann Landers (21) weds business executive Julius Lederer
  • 1952 Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila

Roald Dahl & Patricia Neal

1953 Children's author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

Desmond Tutu

1955 Desmond Tutu marries Leah Nomalizo Shinxani

Pat Summerall

1955 NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs

  • 1959 Belgian Albert, Prince of Li├Ęge marries Dona Paola, Princess Ruffo di Calabria in Brussels

Mahalia Jackson

1964 Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Billie Joe Armstrong

1994 "Green Day" vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong (22) weds Adeline Records co-owner Adrienne Nesser (24)

  • 2004 Actress Mira Sorvino (36) weds actor Christopher Backus (23) in a private civil ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse
  • 2010 Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego
  • 2011 Charlene Princess of Monaco (33) weds Prince Albert II of Monaco (53) at the Church of St Devote of Monaco
  • 2013 Actor John Barrowman (46) weds longtime boyfriend Scott Gill in California

Kirsten Dunst

2022 Actors Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons marry


Famous Divorces

Ernie Banks

1959 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (28) divorces Mollye Louise after 6 years of marriage

Wayne Brady

2007 Dancer Mandie Taketa divorces talk show host Wayne Brady (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage