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Famous Weddings & Divorces on October 14

Famous Weddings

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1806 German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar

Jim Thorpe

1913 Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

  • 1923 German "All Quiet on the Western Front" author Erich Maria Remarque (25) weds German actress Ilse Jutta Zambona; divorce in 1930, remarry in 1938, re-divorce in 1957

Marlon Brando

1957 American "On The Waterfront" actor Marlon Brando (33) marries actress Anna Kashfi (23)

  • 1961 American"The Vampire Chronicles" author Anne O'Brien (20) weds American poet and painter Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

Upton Sinclair

1961 American "The Jungle" author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis (79-ish)

Charlie Watts

1964 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (23) weds Shirley Shepherd

Sidney Sheldon

1989 American novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds former American child actress Alexandra Kostoff in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 1995 American "Sleep With Me" actress Meg Tilly (35) weds United Artists studio president John Calley (65) in Los Angeles; divorce in 2002
  • 2000 Asylum recording artist Bryan White (26) weds actress Erika Page at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas
  • 2001 American inspirational speaker Anthony Robbins (41) weds Bonnie "Sage" Robbins (née Humphrey)
  • 2001 American actor Breckin Meyer (27) weds "Can't Hardly Wait" director Deborah Kaplan (30) in Malibu, California; divorce in 2014
  • 2006 Merengue singer Melina Leon (33) weds Ruy Fernando Delgado at La Iglesia Metodista Universitaria in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Michael Flatley

2006 "Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

Kacey Musgraves

2017 American country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves (29) weds American country singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly (29) in Tennessee; divorce in 2020


Famous Divorces

Jeff Goldblum

1990 Jeff Goldblum and wife Geena Davis file for divorce after nearly 2 years of marriage

  • 2015 Ricki Lake and Christian Evans divorce after 3 years of marriage