Famous Weddings & Divorces on November 4

Famous Weddings

Betsy Ross

1773 American seamstress Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy Ross) weds American upholster John Ross at Huggs Tavern in Gloucester City, New Jersey

Carl Maria von Weber

1817 German composer Carl Maria von Weber (30) weds opera singer Caroline Brandt

Mary Todd Lincoln & Abraham Lincoln

1842 American socialite Mary Todd (23) weds Illinois Congressman and lawyer Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois

  • 1911 Charles I of Austria marries Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma

Phyllis Diller

1939 Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (22) weds inspector Sherwood Diller in Covington, Kentucky

  • 1978 "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (20) weds writer and director Peter Marc Jacobson (20)
  • 2006 1996 summer Olympic gold medalist gymnast Dominique Moceanu (25) weds podiatrist Dr. Michael Canales (29) in Houston, Texas
  • 2006 Croatian princess Paola Doimi de Frankopan (37) weds son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent Lord Nicholas Windsor (37) at St. Stephen of Abyssina in Vatican City
  • 2006 Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street
  • 2017 NLB player Justin Verlander and model Kate Upton marry in Tuscany, Italy

Famous Divorces

Ernest Hemingway

1940 American "A Farewell to Arms" novelist Ernest Hemingway (41) divorces 2nd wife American journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (44) divorce after 13 years of marriage

  • 1993 Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett


2009 R&B singer Usher (30) divorces hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (38) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 2 years