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Famous Weddings & Divorces on June 20

Famous Weddings

James Naismith

1894 Basketball inventor James Naismith (32) weds Maude Evelyn Sherman (23) in Springfield, Massachusetts

William Faulkner

1929 Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

Alec Guinness

1938 British actor Alec Guinness (24) weds actress Merula Sylvia Salaman (23)

Jane Froman

1962 Singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

Rod Laver

1966 Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

Larry Flynt

1998 Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (55) weds Elizabeth Berrios (his fifth and final time)

  • 2004 Former Dallas Cowboys running back Eddie George (30) weds R&B group "SWV" member Tamara Johnson (33) at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey