Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 31

Famous Weddings

  • 1790 Danish Crown Prince Frederick (Later Frederick VI) marries his cousin Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel at Gottorp Castle

Loretta Young

1940 Actress Loretta Young (27) weds advertising executive Tom Lewis at the chapel of St. Paul's Church in Westwood

Ray Charles

1951 American musician Ray Charles (20) weds Eileen Williams in Georgia; divorce in 1952

  • 1954 American comedian Steve Allen (32) weds American actress Jayne Meadows (35), in Waterford, Connecticut, until his death in 2000

Steve Allen

1954 American television personality and songwriter Steve Allen (32) weds American actress Jayne Meadows (33) in Waterford, Connecticut (second marriage for both), until his death in 2000

  • 1964 George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell

Natalie Cole

1976 American pop singer Natalie Cole (26) weds songwriter, manager, and Baptist minister Marvin Yancy (29); divorce in 1980

Robin Gibb

1985 Bee Gees member Robin Gibb (35) weds author and artist Dwina Murphy

Patrick Dempsey

1999 American actor Patrick Dempsey (33) weds American makeup artist Jillian Fink (33) at his family's farmhouse in Maine

Phil Esposito

1999 NHL player Phil Esposito (57) weds Bridget Leigh

  • 2004 "Ed" actor Tom Cavanagh (35) weds "Sports Illustrated" photo editor Maureen Grise (33) at a 19th-century, cedar-shingled Roman Catholic church in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 2004 Lady Davina Windsor (26) weds surfer and the first Maori to marry into the Royal Family Gary Lewis (33) at the chapel in Kensington Palace in London

Alicia Keys

2010 American R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award-winning American rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica

  • 2010 Daughter of former US President Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton (30) weds American investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (32) at Astor Courts estate in Rhinebeck, New York

Misty Copeland

2016 Ballet dancer Misty Copeland (33) weds attorney Olu Evans in Laguna Beach, California

  • 2016 Herjavec Group CEO Robert Herjavec (53) weds former "Dancing with the Stars" Kym Johnson (39) in Los Angeles, California

David Hasselhoff

2018 Actor David Hasselhoff (66) marries third wife Hayley Roberts (38) in Italy

Famous Divorces

Pete Rose

1980 Karolyn Englehardt divorces baseball manager Pete Rose (39) after 16 years of marriage