Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 5

Famous Weddings

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

1836 English engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel marries Mary Elizabeth Horsley

John Thompson

1870 Future Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine

Lucy Maud Montgomery

1911 "Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery (36) weds Ewen MacDonald in Prince Edward Island, Canada

Joachim von Ribbentrop

1920 Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop (27) weds Anna Elisabeth Henkell

Betty Grable

1943 American actress Betty Grable (26) weds American trumpeter and bandleader Harry James (27); divorce in 1965

Raquel Welch

1980 American actress Raquel Welch (39) weds French-American television documentary producer André Weinfeld; divorce 1990

  • 2002 "Smallville" actor Tom Welling (25) weds model Jamie White in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

James Van Der Beek

2003 "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (26) weds actress Heather Ann McComb (26) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California; divorced 2010

Elizabeth Banks

2003 Actress Elizabeth Banks (29) weds sportswriter and producer Max Handelman (30) at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

  • 2003 TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos (28) weds Lions Gate Entertainment president Jay Faires at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California
  • 2008 "The Bachelor" TV personality Andrew Firestone (32) weds Serbian model and actress Ivana Bozilovic (30) at St Mark's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos, California

Jessica Simpson

2014 American pop singer Jessica Simpson (33) weds American NFL football player Eric Johnson (34) in Montecito, California

John Mulaney

2014 Writer and comedian John Mulaney (32) weds make-up artist Annamarie Tendler at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York

Famous Divorces

Bette Davis

1950 Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage

Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner

1957 American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (41) and movie star Ava Gardner (32) divorce after 6 years of marriage

Marilyn Manson

2007 Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese (34) divorces rocker Marilyn Manson (38) due to irreconcilable differences after a year of marriage