Famous Weddings & Divorces on September 1

Famous Weddings

Benjamin Franklin

1730 US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin establishes a common-law marriage with Deborah Read

John A. Macdonald

1843 Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (28) weds his cousin Isabella Clark

John Barrymore

1910 Actor John Barrymore (28) marries first wife actress Katherine Corri Harris (19) (divorced 1917)

Harry Morgan

1940 American "Dragnet" and "M*A*S*H" actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

Kurt Vonnegut

1945 Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox

Dean Martin

1949 American pop singer and actor Dean Martin weds second wife actress Jeanne Biegger; divorced in 1973

Barry Gibb

1970 British "Bee Gees" singer-songwriter Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

Roone Arledge

1975 Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler; divorce in 1985

Whoopi Goldberg

1986 Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

  • 1996 Presidential daughter Amy Carter (29), the only child of former U.S President Jimmy Carter weds computer consultant Jim Wentzel (28) in Plains, Georgia
  • 2001 "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Nicholas Brendon (30) weds Tressa Di Figlia in Carlsbad

Anne Heche

2001 "Six Days Seven Nights" actress Anne Heche (32) weds American cameraman Coleman Laffoon in Los Angeles, California; divorce 2009

  • 2001 "The Accidental Tourist" actress Geena Davis (45) weds Iranian American plastic surgeon Dr. Reza Jarrahy

Stevie Wonder

2001 American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (51) weds (for second time) American fashion designer Kai Millard (20); divorce in 2015

  • 2002 "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Terry Farrell (38) weds actor Brian Baker (35) at Paris Las Vegas in Paradise, Nevada

Sarah Michelle Gellar

2002 Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (35) weds actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (36) at El Careyes Resort in Mexico

  • 2007 "Dancing with the Stars" TV personality Alec Mazo (29) weds fellow dancer Edyta Sliwinska (28) in San Francisco, California
  • 2007 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Kate Walsh (39) weds movie executive Alex Young (35) at the Ojai Presbyterian Church in Ojai, California


2007 American singer-songwriter Usher (28) weds hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (37) at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Georgia; divorce in 2009

  • 2007 The first Apprentice winner Bill Rancic (36) weds E! News anchor Giuliana DePandi (32) at the Church of Santa Sofia in Capri, Italy
  • 2012 "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams (31) weds real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee (32) in Los Angeles

Seth Meyers

2013 Comedian Seth Meyers (39) weds human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts

Famous Divorces

Rita Hayworth

1961 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (42) divorces American film producer James Hill (45) after 3-1/2 years of marriage