On This Day

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

12th US President and General Zachary Taylor
12th US President and General
Zachary Taylor

Robert H. Goddard

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

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard

Gloria Stuart

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

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart

Richard Nixon

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

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 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

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

Reba McEntire

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

Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire

Carl Djerassi

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

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi

Wedding of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
TV Personality Paula Yates
TV Personality
Paula Yates
  • 1991 Eleanor Mondale marries Greg "Thunder" Malban (Minn DJ)
  • 1992 Actor Michael Chiklis (Commish) marries Michelle Epstein
  • 1992 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actress Marina Sirtis (37) weds American rock guitarist Michael Lamper (34)

Colin Firth

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

  • 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