On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 24

Famous Weddings

  • 1554 Queen Maria of England marries Philip, king of Naples/Jerusalem

Howard Hanson

1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Howard Hanson (49) weds Margaret Elizabeth Nelson at the Chautauqua Institution in New York

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

Andrew Lloyd Webber

1972 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (24) weds Sarah Hugill

Björn Borg

1980 Tennis star Björn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sally Ride

1982 Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride (31) weds astronaut Steven Hawley (30) in Salina, Kansas

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • 1993 American "Night Court" actor Richard Moll (50) weds Susan Brown (32); divorce in 2005
  • 2004 "The Calling" singer Alex Band (23) weds "Cleopatra 2525" actress Jennifer Sky (27) in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 2004 Former MSNBC news anchor Ashleigh Banfield (36) weds real estate financier Howard Gould (31) in Kenora, Ontario
  • 2010 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" actress and a well-known model Cynthia Bailey weds entrepreneur Peter Thomas at Fernback Museum of Natural History in Atlanta
  • 2021 Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of Princess Diana, marries retail tycoon Michael Lewis, at the Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati, Italy