On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on October 11

Famous Weddings

Louis Armstrong

1938 American jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong (37) weds longtime girlfriend Alpha Smith; divorce in 1942

Fidel Castro

1948 Fellow students Fidel Castro and Mirta Diaz-Balart marry (divorced 1955)

Corazon Aquino

1954 Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

Wedding of Interest

1975 Future US President Bill Clinton (29) weds future US Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham (28) in a Methodist ceremony in their living room in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Joe Cocker

1987 British rock and blues singer Joe Cocker (43) weds Pam Baker

  • 1997 "Charlie's Angels" actress Jaclyn Smith (52) weds Chicago heart surgeon Bradley Allen (43) at United Westwood Methodist Church
  • 2003 American Pie star Alyson Hannigan (29) weds Angel's Alexis Denisof (37) at the Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California
  • 2003 "The West Wing" actress Annabeth Gish (32) weds former "The X-Files" stunt man Wade Allen at The Sea Ranch Lodge
  • 2009 "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks (37) weds actor Geoffrey Arend (34) at the couple's favorite Il Buco restaurant in New York City

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

1939 Actor Jackie Coogan (24) divorces actress Betty Grable (22) after 2 years of marriage