Famous Weddings & Divorces on September 27

Famous Weddings

Thomas Paine

1759 Political activist Thomas Paine (22) weds household servant Mary Lambert (21)

Johannes van der Waals

1865 Physicist Johannes van der Waals (27) weds Anna Magdalena Smit (18)

Frederic Mistral

1876 Poet Frederic Mistral (46) weds Marie Louise Aimee Rivière

Robert Menzies

1920 Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies (25) weds Pattie Maie Leckie (21) at Kew Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Australia

Leo Durocher

1934 American baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (28) weds American socialite and businesswoman Grace Dozier; divorce in 1943

Angela Lansbury

1945 American actor Richard Cromwell (35) weds British actress Angela Lansbury (19) in Independence, California; divorce in 1946

  • 1947 Fantasy and sci-fiction writer Ray Bradbury (27) weds Marguerite McClure (25)
  • 1997 "The Cosby Show" actress Erika Alexander (28) weds screenwriter Tony Puryear (40) on outdoor ceremony in Malibu


1997 American singer-rapper Coolio (34) weds Los Angeles radio DJ Josefa Salinas (37) in Las Vegas; divorce in 2000

Brendan Fraser

1998 "The Mummy" actor Brendan Fraser (30) weds actress Afton Smith (32) at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 2007

  • 2008 "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actress Kaitlin Olson (33) weds actor Rob McElhenney (31) at the Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California

Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds

2008 American actress and singer Scarlett Johansson (23) weds Canadian film actor Ryan Reynolds (31) at Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat in Tofino, British Columbia; divorce in 2011

Khloé Kardashian

2009 Businesswoman and TV personality Khloé Kardashian (28) weds NBA basketball forward Lamar Odom (32) in Beverly Hills, California

George Clooney

2014 Actor George Clooney (53) weds lawyer Amal Alamuddin (36) at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel in Venice, Italy

Famous Divorces

Halle Berry

2003 American actress Halle Berry announces her separation from second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet