On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on October 1

Famous Weddings

  • 1791 Prince Willem Frederick (later King of Netherlands) marries his cousin princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmine of Prussia

William Jennings Bryan

1884 American politician William Jennings Bryan (24) weds writer and future suffragette Mary Elizabeth Baird (23)

US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan
US Secretary of State
William Jennings Bryan
  • 1913 Writer and poet Vita Sackville-West (21) marries diplomat Harold Nicolson (26)

Johnny Carson

1949 Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson

Sigourney Weaver

1984 Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)

  • 1988 Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth

Whoopi Goldberg

1994 Actress Whoopi Goldberg (38) weds labor union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg in California

Darryl Strawberry

2006 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 2008 "7th Heaven" actress Beverley Mitchell (27) weds Michael Cameron (27) at the Church of Santa Maria a Gradillo in Ravello, Italy
  • 2011 KISS rock bassist Gene Simmons (62) weds actress and model Shannon Tweed (55) at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Scarlett Johansson

2014 Actress Scarlett Johansson (30) weds advertising agency owner Romain Dauriac in Philipsburg, Montana

  • 2016 TV host Louise Roe (33) weds Mackenzie Hunkin at the historic Eton College Chapel in Windsor, England