Famous Weddings & Divorces on May 29

Famous Weddings

  • 1506 William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg weds Countess Walburga of Egmont

Louis Pasteur

1849 Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

Oscar Wilde

1884 Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

Menachem Begin

1939 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (25) weds Aliza Arnold

Sugar Ray Robinson

1944 Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (23) weds Edna Mae Holly

Anwar Sadat

1949 President of Egypt Anwar Sadat (30) weds human rights activist Jehan Raouf (16) in Egypt

Ben Bernanke

1978 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (24) weds school teacher Anna Friedmann

Robert Downey Jr

1992 American "Chaplin" and "Iron Man" actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds American actress and singer Deborah Falconer (26); divorce in 2004

  • 2004 "Party of Five" actor Scott Wolf (35) weds "Real World" cast member Kelley Limp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2006 "America's Next Top Model" first winner Adrianne Curry (23) weds "The Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight (48) in Joliet, Illinois; divorce in 2012

Tom Ellis

2006 Award-winning English actress Tamzin Outhwaite (35) weds former "EastEnders" actor Tom Ellis (27) at All Saints Church in Lullington, Somerset ; divorce in 2014

  • 2010 "Survivor: Fiji" winner Earl Cole (39) weds pharmacist Shelley Lee at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai
  • 2016 American "That 70s Show" actor Topher Grace (37) weds American actress and model Ashley Hinshaw (27) in Santa Barbara, California

Boris Johnson

2021 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (56) marries third wife Carrie Symonds (33) at Westminster Cathedral, London

Famous Divorces

Hank Williams

1952 Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

Shania Twain

2010 Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage