Famous Weddings & Divorces on May 5

Famous Weddings

William Blackstone

1761 Jurist William Blackstone (37) weds Sarah Clitherow

  • 1797 Napoleon I's sister Elisa marries Felix Bacciochi

Gerhart Hauptmann

1885 Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

Mary Martin

1940 Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35)

Saddam Hussein

1963 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (26) weds teacher Sajida Talfah (26)

Roy Campanella

1964 Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

  • 1978 "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (28) weds Lorrie Maheffey

Chrissie Hynde

1984 American rock singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde (32) weds Scottish 'Simple Minds' singer Jim Kerr (25), in a horse-drawn carriage in New York City; divorce in 1990

  • 1990 "Crocodile Dundee" actors Paul Hogan (50) weds Linda Kozlowski (32) at their newly built $3 million mansion at Faraway Possum Creek in New South Wales, Australia

Angelina Jolie

2000 Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (24) weds actor Billy Bob Thornton (44) at The Little Church of The West Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Neve Campbell

2007 "Scream" actress Neve Campbell (33) married British actor John Light (32) in Malibu, California; divorce in 2010

  • 2007 Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City
  • 2012 Actress Julie Benz (40) weds marketing executive Rich Orosco (39) at the historic John Sowden house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles