Famous Weddings & Divorces on March 17

Famous Weddings

Eleanor & Franklin D. Roosevelt

1905 Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

Charlton Heston

1944 American actor Charlton Heston (20) weds American actress and photographer Lydia Clarke (20)

  • 1955 Erotic writer Anaïs Nin marries actor Rupert Pole at Quartzsite, Arizona, while still married to her first husband

Christopher Lee

1961 Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25)

Keith Moon

1966 The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office

Alice Walker

1967 "The Color Purple" novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal (23) in New York City; divorce in 1976

Kurt Russell

1979 Actor Kurt Russell (28) weds actress Season Hubley (28)

Peyton Manning

2001 NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning (24) weds Ashley Thompson in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 2006 Publicist Lizzie Grubman (35) weds Chris Stern in New York

Famous Divorces

Paul McCartney & Heather Mills

2008 Musician Paul McCartney (65) divorces former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (40) on the grounds of unreasonable behavior after 5-1/2 years of marriage