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Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 9

Famous Weddings

Samuel Johnson

1735 Author, poet, critic and lexicographer and writer of the first English dictionary Dr. Samuel Johnson (25) marries the widow Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter, 21 years his senior

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson

Nathaniel Hawthorne

1842 American writer "The Scarlett Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne (38) marries painter and illustrator Sophia Peabody (33) in the Peabody's home, Boston

Fred Rogers

1952 American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers

June Carter Cash

1952 American country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl "Mr. Country" Smith (25); divorce 1956

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

Tom Seaver

1966 Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • 1988 "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
  • 1999 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (33) weds architect and yachtsman Carlos Morales Quintana (28) at St. Sophia Cathedral in London, England
  • 2005 "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Diane Neal (28) weds Marcus Fitzgerald on a beach in the Dominican Republic
  • 2005 Former Beverly Hills 90210 actress Tiffani Thiessen (31) weds actor-artist Brady Smith (33) at a private estate in Montecito, California

Chris Pratt

2009 Actress Anna Faris (32) weds actor Chris Pratt (30) in a small ceremony in Bali, Indonesia

  • 2011 NBA Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas (24) weds long-term girlfriend Jaime Collins at Louisiana
  • 2016 Fashion designer Christian Siriano (29) weds singer-songwriter Brad Walsh in Danbury, Connecticut

Derek Jeter

2016 Fashion model Hannah Davis (26) weds former Yankees player Derek Jeter (42) at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort in St. Helena, California

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

1540 English King Henry VIII annuls his 6 month marriage to his 4th wife Anne of Cleves, on the grounds of non-consummation and her pre-contract to Francis of Lorraine

Queen of England Anne of Cleves
Queen of England
Anne of Cleves
King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 2007 Former contestant on "The Apprentice" and beauty queen Jennifer Murphy (28) divorces "Extreme Makeover" Bill Dorfman (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 1 year of marriage