Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 8

Famous Weddings

  • 1290 Princess Margaret (15), daughter of Edward I of England marries Duke Brabant John II (14) at Westminster Abbey, London
  • 1551 William I, Prince of Orange (18) weds Countess Anna van Egmont (18)

George Canning

1800 Prime Minister of UK George Canning (30) weds heiress Joan Scott

Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin

1830 French magician Jean Eugène Robert (24) weds Parisian watchmaker's daughter Josèphe Cecile Houdin (18 or 19), both take on the hyphenated Robert-Houdin surname

Ada Lovelace

1835 Mathematician Ada Lovelace [Ada Byron] (19) weds Earl of Lovelace, William King (30)

Warren G. Harding

1891 Future US President Warren G. Harding (25) weds publisher Florence DeWolfe (30) in Marion, Ohio

Cary Grant

1942 British born actor "His Girl Friday" Cary Grant (38) weds American heiress and socialite Barbara Hutton (29)

Reggie Jackson

1968 Major League Baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

  • 1972 English Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester marries Birgitte of Deurs (Henriksen)

Mike Ditka

1977 NFL coach Mike Ditka (37) weds Diana Trantham in Dallas County, Texas

  • 1979 British singer Marianne Faithfull (32) weds British punk rocker Ben Briefly; divorce in 1986

Bryan Cranston

1989 Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (33) weds actress Robin Dearden (35)

  • 1991 "Sanford and Son" actor-comedian Redd Foxx (68) weds Ka Ho Cho at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
  • 2000 Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi (28) weds Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey player Bret Hedican (29) at the Mauna Lani Resort in Kona, Hawaii
  • 2006 "Good Day L.A." co-host Jillian Barberie (39) weds actor Grant Reynolds in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles
  • 2006 "The Surreal Life" actress Brigitte Nielsen (43) weds model Mattia Dessi (27) at the Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort and Spa in Malta
  • 2013 American model Amber Rose (29) weds American rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; divorce in 2016
  • 2016 Model Ana Beatriz Barros (34) weds billionaire beau Karim El Chiaty on the Greek island of Mykonos