On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on May 19

Famous Weddings

  • 1359 John of Gaunt (19), English prince, son of Edward III, marries Blanche of Lancaster (17) at Reading Abbey
  • 1853 Dutch prince Henry marries princess Amalia of Saxony-Weimar

Robert Louis Stevenson

1880 Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (29) weds Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne (40) in San Francisco

Al Gore

1970 US Vice President Al Gore weds (22) weds author Tipper Aitcheson (21) at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Eric Clapton

1979 British guitarist Eric Clapton (34) marries model and George Harrison's ex-wife Pattie Boyd (35); divorce in 1989

Wedding of Interest

1997 Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (35) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (32) in New York

  • 2006 "Liverpool" goalkeeper Pepe Reina (23) weds Yolanda Ruiz in Cordoba, Spain

Jessica Alba

2008 Film actress Jessica Alba (31) weds film and TV producer Cash Warren (33) at the Beverly Hills Courthouse in Beverly Hills, California

Mark Zuckerberg

2012 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (28) weds his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan at a small ceremony in Palo Alto, California

  • 2013 Former Armor for Sleep frontman Ben Jorgensen (29) weds actress Katrina Bowden (24) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in NYC, New York
  • 2017 Roller derby skater Bonnie Thunders weds NFL player Larry English (31) at The Montage in Laguna Beach, California

Wedding of Interest

2018 American actress Meghan Markle (36) marries Prince Harry (33) at a ceremony at Windsor Castle, England