On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on June 26

Famous Weddings

John Foster Dulles

1912 US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (24) weds Janet Pomeroy Avery at Auburn, New York

T. S. Eliot

1915 Poet T. S. Eliot (26) weds governess Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27) at Hampstead Register Office in London

Mary Pickford

1937 Canadian-American silent film actress Mary Pickford (45) weds American actor and band leader Charles Rogers (32)

  • 1955 Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade

Ray Nitschke

1961 NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (24) weds Jackie Forchette

Johnny Unitas

1972 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) weds second wife Sandra Lemon

  • 1982 Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
  • 1984 American singer Tiny Tim (52) marries Miss Jan Alweiss (23); divorce in 1995
  • 1989 Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson marry for 2nd time

Mario Lemieux

1993 NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

  • 1994 Actor Brandon Cruz (32) weds Elizabeth Finkelstein (26)
  • 1996 Actor Kiefer Sutherland (29) weds model Elizabeth Kelly Winn (34)
  • 1999 Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan
  • 2010 Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool (30) weds fellow wrestler "The Undertaker" Mark Calaway (45) in Houston, Texas
  • 2010 "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (31) weds concert producer Simone Sestito (25) at Santo Stefano degli Abissini in Vatican City, Italy
  • 2010 "Shear Genius" TV personality finalist Janine Jarman (29) weds sales executive Matthew Wolcott (33) in Hollywood

Famous Divorces

Johnny Unitas

1972 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) divorces first wife Dorothy Hoelle after nearly 2 decades of marriage

Cher

1975 American singer and actress Cher (28) divorces singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (40)