On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on October 16

Famous Weddings

Francisco Franco

1923 General Francisco Franco (30) marries María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdés (23) at Church of San Juan el Real in Oviedo

  • 1965 American singer Leslie Uggams (32) weds her childhood friend and later manager Grahame Pratt in NYC

Tim Raines

1979 MLB outfielder Tim Raines (20) weds his high school sweetheart Virginia Hilton

  • 1986 Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil

J. K. Rowling

1992 Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

Don Shula

1993 NFL coach Don Shula (63) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

  • 2004 Actor Marlon Brando's son Christian Brando (46) weds Deborah Presley at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2011 Actress, screenwriter and model Nikki Reed (24) weds singer-songwriter Paul McDonald (27) at a private ranch in Malibu, California

Kristen Bell

2013 American actress and singer Kristen Bell (30) weds American actor Dax Shepard (38) at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in California


Famous Divorces

Margaret Mitchell

1924 American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell divorces 1st husband Berrien "Red" Upshaw

George Gervin

1984 Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage