On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on September 12

Famous Weddings

José de San Martín

1812 Revolutionary leader Jose de San Martin (33) weds María de los Remedios de Escalada at Buenos Aires Cathedral in Argentina

Robert Schumann

1840 German pianist and composer Robert Schumann (30) marries German pianist and composer Clara Wieck (20)

Wedding of Interest

1846 Poet and playwright Robert Browning (34) weds fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett (40) at Marylebone Church in London

Stanley Baldwin

1892 61st UK Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (25) weds writer and activist Lucy Ridsdale (23) in Rottingdean, England

Spencer Tracy

1923 Actor Spencer Tracy (23) weds Louise Treadwell (26) in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1936 "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)

Wedding of Interest

1953 American Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island

John Travolta

1991 American actor John Travolta (37) weds American actress Kelly Preston (28) (again) in Daytona Beach, Florida

  • 2006 NBA basketball star Tracy McGrady (27) weds CleRenda Harris at the sandy beach in Los Cabos, Mexico
  • 2009 Platinum-selling rock band "3 Doors Down" lead singer Brad Arnold weds horseback rider Jennifer Sanderford in Escatawpa, Mississippi
  • 2009 Financial analyst and only son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor (30) weds actress Sophie Winkleman (29) at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey, England

Famous Divorces

José Ferrer

1967 Actress Rosemary Clooney divorces actor José Ferrer for the second time after she found out his affair with Stella Magee