On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on June 27

Famous Weddings

  • 1524 Earl Henry III of Nassau weds Mencia de Medoza, 16-years old marquess

Ida B. Wells

1895 Journalist Ida B. Wells marries attorney Ferdinand L. Barnett at Bethel AME Church in Chicago

Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist Ida B. Wells
Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist
Ida B. Wells

Jack Kilby

1948 American handheld calculator inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers

Engineer and Computer Scientist Jack Kilby
Engineer and Computer Scientist
Jack Kilby

Ernest Borgnine

1964 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California; divorce 1964

  • 1992 "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (36) weds actor Michael E. Knight (33)

Andrea Bocelli

1992 Italian pop-opera singer Andrea Bocelli (34) weds Enrica Cenzatti (23-ish); divorce 2002

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

Julia Roberts

1993 American actress Julia Roberts (25) weds American singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana; divorce in 1995

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
  • 1998 Prince Michael of Greece daughter Princess Alexandra (29) weds perfume executive Nicolas Mirzayantz (37) in Torcello Island
  • 1998 The "Murphy Brown" actress Faith Ford (33) weds personal trainer and writer Campion Murphy (35) on Clint Eastwood's 22-acre Mission Ranch in Carmel, California
  • 2005 "The Young and The Restless" actress Melody Thomas Scott (49) weds supervising producer of the CBS daytime drama Edward J. Scott (60) for the second time in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2009 "Playboy Playmate" model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds NFL player beau Hank Baskett (26) at the Playboy Mansion in Bel Air, California

Eddie Van Halen

2009 Rocker Eddie Van Halen (54) weds publicist Janie Liszewski (39) at his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, California

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Rock Guitarist
Eddie Van Halen
  • 2011 Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York
  • 2016 27th and present titular Maharaja of Mysore Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar (34) weds Trishika Kumari Singh in Mysore, India

Famous Divorces

  • 2007 Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage