Famous Weddings & Divorces on September 17

Famous Weddings

Bud Abbott

1918 Abbott and Costello straight man 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 American future tennis star Billie Jean Moffitt (21) weds American future attorney and sports promoter Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California; divorce in 1987

  • 1973 American "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds American homemaker Mary Carlson
  • 1994 "L.A. Law" actor Blair Underwood (30) weds freelance talent coordinator Desiree DaCosta (29)

Scott Weiland

1994 "Stone Temple Pilots" lead singer Scott Weiland (26) weds Janina Castenada (23); divorce in 2000

  • 2005 Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a Lake Louise resort in Calgary, Canada; divorce in 2007
  • 2005 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (47) weds Bill Powers in Montauk, New York
  • 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