On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on May 5

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

1761 Jurist William Blackstone (37) weds Sarah Clitherow

  • 1797 Napoleon I's sister Elisa marries Felix Bacciochi

LoveWedding of Interest

1885 Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1978 "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (28) weds Lorrie Maheffey

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Singer-songwriter and Musician Chrissie Hynde
Singer-songwriter and Musician
Chrissie Hynde
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

  • 2007 Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Neve Campbell
Actress
Neve Campbell
  • 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