On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on June 8

Famous Weddings

Johnny Mercer

1931 Songwriter Johnny Mercer (21) weds chorus girl Ginger Meehan in New York City

Judy Garland

1952 American singer and actress Judy Garland (29) weds American producer Sidney Luft (36) in Hollister, California; divorce in 1965

Andrew Grove

1958 Author and a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry Andrew Grove (21) weds Eva Kastan

  • 1961 English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley

Jerry Lucas

1974 NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard

Bill Russell

1977 Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett (39); divorced 1980

Mike Pence

1985 US Vice President Mike Pence (25) weds Karen Batten (26) at Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 1996 Lyricist and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (52) weds former chairman of Warner Bros. Robert Daly (60) in Bel Air, California
  • 2002 Teen rock star Taylor Hanson (19) weds Natalie Bryant (18) at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Björn Borg

2002 Five-time Wimbledon champion Björn Borg (46) weds real estate broker Patricia Ostfeldt (35) near Stockholm

  • 2003 "The Sopranos" actor Dominic Chianese (72) weds United Nations conference planner Jane Pittson (56) in Manhattan
  • 2007 "Desperate Housewives" actor Dougray Scott (41) weds actress Claire Forlani (35) at the Council Common Hall in Pievebobigliana, Italy
  • 2013 Celebrity chef Curtis Stone (37) weds actress Lindsay Price (36) at a private villa in Mallorca, Spain
  • 2013 TV personality Kristin Cavallari (26) weds Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (30) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2013 Princess Madeleine of Sweden (30) weds banker Christopher O'Neill at The Royal Palace Church in Stockholm, Sweden

Chris Pratt

2019 Actor Chris Pratt (39) and Katherine Schwarzenegger (29) marry in Montecito, California


Famous Divorces

Burgess Meredith

1949 Actor Burgess Meredith (41) divorces actress Paulette Goddard (39) after 5 years of marriage

Rupert Murdoch

1999 Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch (68) divorces journalist Anna Torv (55) after 31 years of marriage

  • 2004 "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage