On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on June 6

Famous Weddings

  • 1857 Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway

LoveWedding of Interest

1942 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (36) weds John Hertz Jr. in New York City

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy

LoveWedding of Interest

1956 Three-time Olympic Champion figure skater Sonja Henie (44) weds Norwegian shipping magnate and art patron Niels Onstad (47)

Figure Skater and Actress Sonja Henie
Figure Skater and Actress
Sonja Henie
  • 1960 American chanteuse and actress Eartha Kitt (33) weds real estate investor Bill McDonald; divorce in 1965
  • 1966 Socialite Claus von Bulow marries heiress Martha [Sunny]Sharp Crawford

LoveWedding of Interest

1967 American pop singer John Denver (23) weds psychotherapist Annie Martell at the Christ Chapel in St. Peter, Minnesota; divorce in 1982

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw (27) weds ice skater JoJo Starbuck (25) at Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles
  • 1992 "The Montel Williams Show" talk show host Montel Williams (35) weds burlesque dancer Grace Morley
  • 2002 Former "Survivor" contestant and talk show host Elisabeth Filarski (25) weds former Boston College quarterback Tim Hasselbeck (24) at St. Mary
  • 2004 "Trick Pony" lead singer Heidi Newfield (33) weds NFL agent Bill Johnson in Destin, Florida

LoveWedding of Interest

2007 Spice Girl singer Melanie Brown (32) weds producer Stephen Belafonte in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 2009 "Survivor: Gabon" castaway Matty Whitmore weds Jamie Mass at Malibou Lake Mountain Club in Malibu

Famous Divorces

  • 2010 Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford (40) divorces German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2014 Actress Melanie Griffith (45) and actor Antonio Banderas (53) file for divorce citing irreconcilable differences after 18 years of marriage