On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on May 23

Famous Weddings

  • 1200 Louis of France (Later Louis VIII) (13) marries Blanche of Castile (12), daughter of Alfonso VIII King of Castile at Port-Mort

Jack Kirby

1942 Comic book artist Jack Kirby (24) weds Roz Goldstein

  • 1953 John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

John Kerry

1970 US Secretary of State John Kerry (26) weds heiress Julia Stimson Thorne (25)

  • 1992 "Once and Again" actress Sela Ward (35) weds actor Howard Sherman (42)

Anjelica Huston

1992 Actress Anjelica Huston (40) weds sculptor Robert Graham (54)

  • 2004 Singer-guitarist Michelle Branch (21) weds musician Teddy Landau at Isla Pardito, Mexico
  • 2012 Grammy-winning Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz (43) weds longtime girlfriend Raquel Perera (37) in Barcelona

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

1533 King Henry VIII of England & Catherine of Aragon's marriage declared null & void by authority English clergy not the Pope

Curly Lambeau

1934 First wife Marguerite Van Kessel divorces NFL player Curly Lambeau (36) after 14 years of marriage

Johnny Depp

2016 Actress Amber Heard (30) files for divorce from fellow actor Johnny Depp (52)