On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on October 6

Famous Weddings

  • 1936 Diana Mitford marries Oswald Mosley in the house of Joseph Goebbels with Adolf Hitler as a guest

Hank Aaron

1953 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas (divorced 1971)

  • 1956 South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan

Ken Rosewall

1956 Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

George Foreman

1977 Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

  • 1978 ABBA member Anni-Frid Lyngstad (32) weds fellow ABBA musician Benny Andersson (31)

Elizabeth Taylor

1991 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (59) weds for 8th time to construction worker Larry Fortensky (39)

Wedding of Interest

1996 American country singer Faith Hill (29) weds American country singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

Pamela Anderson

2007 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (40) weds Rick Salomon (39) at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas

  • 2007 "The Montel Williams Show" talk show host Montel Williams (51) weds American Airlines flight attendant Tara Fowler on a beach in Bermuda
  • 2008 Steven Curtis Chapman's oldest daughter Emily Chapman (45) weds longtime boyfriend Tanner Richards

Audra McDonald

2012 Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York


Famous Divorces

Dustin Hoffman

1980 Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) divorces actress Anne Byrne (37) after 11 years of marriage

Matt LeBlanc

2006 "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (39) divorces former model Melissa McKnight (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage