On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on October 3

Famous Weddings

  • 1609 Painter Peter Paul Rubens marries his first wife Isabella Brant in St. Michael's Abbey, Antwerp

Hector Berlioz

1833 French composer Hector Berlioz (29) marries actress Harriet Smithson (30)

Jerry Lewis

1944 American comedian Jerry Lewis (18) marries American singer Patti Palmer (22); divorce in 1980

Sparky Anderson

1953 MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle

John Major

1970 75th Prime Minister of UK John Major (27) weds Norma Johnson (28) at St Matthew's Church, Brixton

Lisa Marie Presley

1988 "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology; divorce in 1994

  • 1992 LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart

Wedding of Interest

1992 Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28) in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1993 Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)
  • 1998 Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York

Howard Stern

2008 Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York