Famous Weddings & Divorces on November 17

Famous Weddings

Roger Sherman

1749 Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (28) weds first wife Elizabeth Hartwell in Massachusetts

Oliver Hardy

1913 Film comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in Macon, Georgia; divorce in 1921

Lyndon B. Johnson

1934 Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor

Jack Kerouac

1950 Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

  • 1978 Gerald Lascelles, British aristocrat and son of Princess Mary weds 2nd wife Elizabeth Collingwood in Vienna

Blake Shelton

2003 American country singer Blake Shelton (27) weds Kaynette Williams in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; divorce in 2006

  • 2008 Heartthrob finalist from Top Chef's second season Sam Talbot (30) weds Colombian model and t-shirt designer Paola Guerrero in a secret wedding ceremony at City Hall in New York City
  • 2012 Award-winning Chinese actress Chen Yao (33) weds cinematographer Yu Cao in Queenstown, New Zealand

Famous Divorces

Johnny Bench

1995 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (47) divorces Laura Cwikowski after nearly 8 years of marriage