On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 26

Famous Weddings

John Quincy Adams

1797 US President John Quincy Adams (29) weds Louisa Johnson (22) at All Hallows Barking parish in London

John Abbott

1849 Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott (28) weds Mary Bethune at bride's parents home

Marie Curie

1895 Physicist and chemist Maria Skłodowska (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France

Isaac Asimov

1942 Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York

Richie Benaud

1967 Cricketer Richie Benaud (35) weds second wife Daphne Surfleet in London

  • 1969 "The 5th Dimension" lead vocalist Marilyn McCoo (25) weds fellow bandmate Billy Davis, Jr. (31)
  • 1992 "Kiss" guitarist Paul Stanley weds model Pamela Bowen

Wedding of Interest

1997 Director James Cameron (42) weds actress Linda Hamilton (40) in Malibu, California

  • 2006 "The Da Vinci Code" actor Jean Reno (58) weds Polish model Zofia Borucka (35) at the city hall in Baux-de-Provence
  • 2008 Actress Jennifer Siebel (34) weds San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (40) at her parents horse ranch in Stevensville, Montana
  • 2012 NBA guard Rafer Alston (36) weds "Basketball Wives" star Ashley Walker at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
  • 2013 Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik (47) weds Melina Gallo at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
  • 2014 Actress Piper Perabo (37) weds director Stephen Kay in NYC, New York

Famous Divorces

David Hasselhoff

2006 Former Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff (54) divorces actress and singer Pamela Bach (42) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 years of marriage