Famous Weddings & Divorces on June 17

Famous Weddings

Jefferson Davis

1835 Soldier and politician Jefferson Davis (27) weds Sarah Knox Taylor (21) in Louisville, Kentucky

Alexander Mackenzie

1853 Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie (31) weds second wife Jane Sym

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

1872 Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (31) weds childhood friend Fanny Bowditch Dixwell

Linus Pauling

1923 Chemist Linus Pauling (22) weds Ava Helen Miller

Bobby Jones

1924 Golfer Bobby Jones (22) weds high school sweetheart Mary Rice Malone (22) in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 1933 Vernon Presley marries Gladys Love Smith

Robert F. Kennedy & Ethel Kennedy

1950 US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Skakel (22) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

Jack Nicholson

1962 American actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds American actress Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 1968

Joe Biden

1977 US Senator Joe Biden of Delaware (34) weds teacher Jill Jacobs (26) at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City

Glenn Frey

1983 American singer-songwriter, of The Eagles, Glenn Frey (34) weds America artist Janie Beggs; divorce in 1988

Robert De Niro

1997 Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (42) weds actor Robert De Niro (53) at their Marbletown home

  • 2000 Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky
  • 2006 Model Bianca Balti (22) weds Italian photographer assistant Christian Lucidi

Dick Wolf

2006 Producer Dick Wolf (59) weds fashion publicist Noelle Lippman

Martin Brodeur

2008 Ice hockey player star Martin Brodeur (36) weds Genevieve Nault at the Bavaro Princess Resort in the Dominican Republic

  • 2012 "Revenge" actress Ashley Madekwe (30) weds "Secret Diary Of A Call Girl" actor Iddo Goldberg (36) in London, England

Famous Divorces

Bruce Springsteen

1988 Bruce Springsteen separates from Julianne Phillips