On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 31

Famous Weddings

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 Musician Ray Charles (20) weds Eileen Williams in Georgia

Steve Allen

1954 American television personality and songwriter Steve Allen (32) weds American actress Jayne Meadows (33)

  • 1954 American comedian Steve Allen (32) weds American actress Jayne Meadows (35), in Waterford, Connecticut
  • 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 Actor Patrick Dempsey (33) weds makeup artist Jillian Fink

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 investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (32) at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York
  • 2016 Herjavec Group CEO Robert Herjavec (53) weds former "Dancing with the Stars" Kym Johnson (39) in Los Angeles, California

Misty Copeland

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