On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on June 19

Famous Weddings

  • 1369 Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy marries Margaret 111 Countess of Flanders

Karl Marx

1843 Philosopher Karl Marx (25) weds Jenny von Westphalen in Germany

  • 1850 Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina

William Howard Taft

1886 US President William Taft (28) weds Helen Herron (25) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Marilyn Monroe

1942 Actress Marilyn Monroe (16) marries first husband James Dougherty (21), a policeman

José Ferrer

1948 "Cyrano de Bergerac" actor José Ferrer weds second wife actress Phyllis Hill

James Brown

1953 Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia; divorce in 1969

Bob Pettit

1965 NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana

Leo Durocher

1969 American baseball manager Leo Durocher (63) weds socialite Lynne Walker Goldblatt (40) at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago; divorce in 1980

  • 1976 King Charles XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Silvia Renate Sommerlath in Stockholm Cathedral, 1st Swedish reigning monarch to marry since 1797
  • 1988 Danny Spitz, heavy metal artist (Anthrax), weds Valerie
  • 1993 Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman's ex-wife) weds Pat van den Hauwe

Prince Edward

1999 Earl of Wessex Prince Edward (35) weds Sophie Rhys-Jones (34) at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

  • 2006 "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (24) weds actor Josh Janowicz (24) in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006 "Savage Garden" pop singer Darren Hayes (34) weds animator Richard Cullen in London
  • 2010 Crown Princess Victoria heir apparent of HM Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, weds Daniel Westling at Stockholm Cathedral

Famous Divorces

  • 2009 "Malcolm in the Middle" actress Jane Kaczmarek (53) divorces actor Bradley Whitford (49) after 16 years of marriage

LeAnn Rimes

2010 Backup dancer Dean Sheremet (29) divorces Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes (27) after nearly eight years of marriage