On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on September 17

Famous Weddings

Bud Abbott

1918 Abbott and Costello's Bud Abbott (22) weds Betty Smith

John Kenneth Galbraith

1937 Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

Maurice Richard

1942 Ice hockey player Maurice Richard (20) weds Lucille Norchet (17)

Shirley MacLaine

1954 Film and theater actress Shirley MacLaine (20) weds Steve Parker in New York City

Sophia Loren

1957 Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds legally married Italian film producer Carlo Ponti (56), by proxy in Juarez, Mexico; annulled in 1962; remarry in 1966

Billie Jean King

1965 Tennis star Billie Jean Moffitt (21) weds attorney Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California

  • 1973 "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds Mary Carlson
  • 1994 "L.A. Law" actor Blair Underwood (30) weds freelance talent coordinator Desiree DaCosta (29)
  • 1994 "Stone Temple Pilots" lead singer Scott Weiland 26) weds Janina Castenada
  • 2005 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (47) weds Bill Powers in Montauk, New York
  • 2005 Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a resort on Lake Louise in Calgary, Canada
  • 2011 Actor and film producer David Clayton Rogers (34) weds actress Sally Pressman (31) at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2016 Olympian and professional road racing cyclist Philip Deignan (33) weds fellow road racing cyclist Lizzie Armitstead (26) in Otley, England

Famous Divorces

  • 1994 Princess Christina separates