Famous Weddings & Divorces on May 1

Famous Weddings

  • 1576 Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1840 Women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (24) weds fellow abolitionist Henry Brewster Stanton (34)

William Tecumseh Sherman

1850 Soldier William Tecumseh Sherman (30) weds Eleanor Boyle Ewing in Washington, D.C.

Ivan Pavlov

1881 Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

  • 1884 "Poems of Passion" author Ella Wheeler Wilcox (33) weds Robert M. Wilcox in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jimmie Rodgers

1917 Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

  • 1929 American poet e.e (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries 2nd wife Anne Minnerly Barton

Imelda Marcos & Ferdinand Marcos

1954 Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church

Elvis Presley

1967 King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley (32) weds American actress Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; divorce in 1973

Mobutu Sese Seko

1980 Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko (49) weds Bobi Ladawa

Kate Jackson

1982 Actress Kate Jackson (33) weds business executive David Greenwald in Beverly Hills, California

Robert Duvall

1991 American actor Robert Duvall (60) weds third wife, American dancer Sharon Brophy; divorce in 1995

  • 1996 Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa (26) weds film actor Mark Consuelos (25) in Las Vegas

Uma Thurman

1998 "Reality Bites" actor Ethan Hawke (27) weds "Pulp Fiction" actress Uma Thurman (28)

Lance Armstrong

1998 Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

  • 1999 "As Good As It Gets" actor Greg Kinnear (35) weds British model Helen Labdon (29)
  • 1999 American "Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds American country music singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas; divorce in 2008
  • 2009 American Olympic swimming gold medalist Amanda Beard (27) weds photographer Sacha Brown (34) in Wakatobia, Indonesia
  • 2010 Actor-producer Seth Green (36) weds actress Clare Grant (30) at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Nacasio, California
  • 2016 Paralympic athlete Aimee Mullins (39) weds "Homeland" star Rupert Friend (34) in a magical hobbit-y compost shed
  • 2019 Actress Sophie Turner (23) and singer Joe Jonas (29) are married by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

Mick Jagger

1978 Actress and model Bianca Jagger (32) files for divorce from Rolling Stone singer Mick Jagger (34) after 7 years of marriage on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall