Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 28

Famous Weddings

Henry VIII

1540 English King Henry VIII (49) marries Catherine Howard (16 or 17), his 5th wife

Anne Stuart

1683 Anne Stuart, later the British Queen Anne, marries Prince George of Denmark at the Chapel Royal

Jonathan Edwards

1727 Philosopher Jonathan Edwards (23) weds Sarah Pierpont

Otto von Bismarck

1847 Future German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (32) weds noblewoman Johanna von Puttkamer (23) in Kolczyglowy, Poland

Joseph Stalin

1906 Future dictator of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin (27) weds Ekaterina Svanidze (21) at St. David's Church in Tiflis (now Tbilisi, Georgia)

Bette Davis

1950 Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico

  • 1957 "Wuthering Heights" actress Merle Oberon (46) weds Italian industrialist Bruno Pagliai; divorce in 1975

Lenny Wilkens

1962 NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed

Farrah Fawcett

1973 "Charlie's Angels" actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds "The Six Million Dollar Man" actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 1982

Vladimir Putin

1983 Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)

Roger Waters

1993 Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters (49) weds (his third time) Priscilla Phillips; divorce in 2001

  • 1997 Two-time Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton (38) weds documentary director Timothy Delarm (35) in Las Vegas
  • 1999 "Sixteen Candles" actress Molly Ringwald (31) weds French writer Valery Lamerignere in Bordeaux, France

Nick Faldo

2001 Six-time British golf champion Nick Faldo (44) weds third wife, Swiss public relations agent Valerie Bercher in a lavish ceremony at his Windsor, England home; divorce in 2006

Steve Martin

2007 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (61) weds Anne Stringfield (35) at his Los Angeles home

  • 2012 "Franklin & Bash" actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (38) weds advertising executive Catriona McGinn at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, California

Famous Divorces

Ernest Borgnine & Ethel Merman

1964 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage