On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on November 20

Famous Weddings

Harvey Firestone

1895 Businessman Harvey Firestone (26) weds composer Idabelle Smith (21)

Hiram Bingham

1900 Archaeologist Hiram Bingham (25) weds Tiffany heiress Alfreda Mitchell in Honolulu, Hawaii

Muddy Waters

1932 American blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

Wedding of Interest

1937 Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

Eileen Ford

1944 Model agency executive Eileen Ottensoser (22) weds businessman Gerard W. Ford (20) in San Francisco, California

Wedding of Interest

1947 Future British Queen Princess Elizabeth II (21) weds Lt Philip Mountbatten (26) in Westminster Abbey, London

Johnny Unitas

1954 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (21) weds his high school sweetheart Dorothy Hoelle

Steve Martin

1986 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (41) weds actress Victoria Tennant (36)

Luke Perry

1993 Actor Luke Perry (27) weds Minnie Sharp (24) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills

  • 1994 Patti Davis weds Paul Hayeland
  • 2001 ABC News political analyst George Stephanopoulos (40) weds actress Alexandra Wentworth (36) at Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan
  • 2005 Bollywood actor Zayed Khan (25) weds Malaika Parekh at the Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai, India

Famous Divorces

Hulk Hogan

2007 Linda Bollea (46) divorces professional wrestler Hulk Hogan (53) after 23 years of marriage

Rupert Murdoch

2013 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (82) divorces Wendi Deng (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage