On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on May 29

Famous Weddings

  • 1506 Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont

Louis Pasteur

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

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur

Oscar Wilde

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

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde

Menachem Begin

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

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin

Sugar Ray Robinson

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

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson

Anwar Sadat

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

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat

Ben Bernanke

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

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke

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
  • 2006 Award-winning English actress Tamzin Outhwaite (35) weds former "EastEnders" actor Tom Ellis (26) at All Saints Church in Lullington, Somerset
  • 2010 "Survivor: Fiji" winner Earl Cole (39) weds pharmacist Shelley Lee at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai
  • 2016 Actor Topher Grace (37) weds actress and model Ashley Hinshaw in Santa Barbara, California

Boris Johnson

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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

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.

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams

Shania Twain

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

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain