On This Day

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

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Anne Stuart

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

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart

Jonathan Edwards

1727 Philosopher Jonathan Edwards (23) weds Sarah Pierpont

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
Christian Preacher and Philosopher
Jonathan Edwards

Otto von Bismarck

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

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck

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)

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

Bette Davis

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

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1957 "Wuthering Heights" actress Merle Oberon (46) weds Italian industrialist Bruno Pagliai

Lenny Wilkens

1962 NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens

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

Vladimir Putin

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

Roger Waters

1993 Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters (49) weds Pricilla Phillips

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • 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 golf winner Nick Faldo (44) weds third wife Valerie Bercher on a lavish ceremony in Windsor, England

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Steve Martin

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

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 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

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