Famous Weddings & Divorces on March 1

Famous Weddings

  • 1434 Jacqueline, Countess of Haintaut formally marries Frank van Borssele 2 years after first secretly marrying him

George Bancroft

1827 Father of U.S. History George Bancroft (26) weds first wife Sarah Dwight

Wernher von Braun

1947 Rocket engineer Wernher von Braun (34) weds Maria Luise von Quistorp (18) at a Lutheran church in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany

Rupert Murdoch

1956 Media magnate Rupert Murdoch marries first wife Patricia Booker

June Carter & Johnny Cash

1968 Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

Sonny Bono

1986 American entertainer and restaurateur Sonny Bono (46) weds (his fourth and final time) American business woman Mary Whitaker (24), until his death in 1998

  • 1987 "The Last Picture Show" actress Cybill Shepherd (37) weds Dr. Bruce Oppenheim (38) in San Fernando Valley

Anthony Hopkins

2003 "The Silence of the Lambs" actor Anthony Hopkins (65) weds actress-producer Stella Arroyave (47) in Malibu, California

Famous Divorces

Gloria Swanson & Wallace Beery

1919 Actress Gloria Swanson (19) divorces actor Wallace Beery (31) after 2 years of marriage

Ingrid Bergman

1950 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) divorces dentist Petter Aron Lindström after 12 years of marriage

David Hasselhoff

1989 "Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) divorces actress Catherine Hickland (33) after nearly 5 years of marriage

Bruce Springsteen

1989 Julianne Philips & Bruce Springsteen divorce

Edward James Olmos

2002 "12 Angry Men" actor Edward James Olmos (55) divorces "Sopranos" actress Lorraine Bracco (47) after 8 years of marriage

  • 2005 Former Full House actor John Stamos (41) divorces X-Men actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (31) after 5 years of marriage