Famous Weddings & Divorces on June 21

Famous Weddings

Zachary Taylor

1810 American army officer and future US President Zachary Taylor (25) weds Margaret Smith (21) near Louisville, Kentucky, at the bride's sister's home

Robert H. Goddard

1924 Inventor Robert H. Goddard (41) weds secretary Esther Christine Kisk (23) at St. John's Episcopal Church in Worcester

Gloria Stuart

1930 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (19) weds sculptor Blair Gordon Newell

Richard Nixon

1940 37th US President Richard Nixon (27) weds Pat Ryan (28) at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California

  • 1942 Jacqueline Kennedy's mother Janet Bouvier marries Standard Oil heir Hugh Auchincloss

Jim Morrison

1970 "The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) "marries" author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony, but the marriage is not legally binding

Reba McEntire

1976 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles (31); divorce in 1987

Carl Djerassi

1985 Chemist Carl Djerassi (61) weds biographer and teacher Diane Middlebrook (46) at his ranch

Bob Geldof & Paula Yates

1986 The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas

  • 1991 Eleanor Mondale marries Greg "Thunder" Malban (Minn DJ)

Marina Sirtis

1992 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actress Marina Sirtis (37) weds American rock guitarist Michael Lamper (34)

  • 1992 Actor Michael Chiklis (Commish) marries Michelle Epstein

Colin Firth

1997 British "Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy; divorce 2019

  • 1997 Princess Zahra Aga Khan (26) weds businessman Mark Boyden at the Chateau de Chantilly in Paris

Macaulay Culkin

1998 "Home Alone" actor Macaulay Culkin (17) weds broadway actress Rachel Miner (17) in Stone Church in New Preston, Connecticut

  • 2002 "Tuck Everlasting" actor Jonathan Jackson (20) weds "General Hospital" actress Lisa Vultaggio (29)
  • 2012 Actor Aaron Johnson (22) weds film director and artist Sam Taylor Wood (45) in Somerset
  • 2013 American actor Peter Scolari (57) weds American broadway actress Tracy Shayne in NYC, New York
  • 2014 TV journalist Katie Couric (57) weds financier John Molner in East Hampton, New York