Famous Weddings & Divorces on September 5

Famous Weddings

  • 1725 French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski

Evel Knievel

1959 American motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork; divorce in 1997

Ken Follett

1968 Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

Dick Wolf

1970 Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

Steven Seagal

1987 Actor Steven Seagal (36) weds actress Kelly LeBrock (27) in Beverly Hills, California

John Travolta

1991 American actor John Travolta (37) weds American actress Kelly Preston (28) at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, France

Andrew Dice Clay

1992 Andrew "Dice" Clay marries his long time partner Trinie

John Mellencamp

1992 Rock singer John Mellencamp (40) weds model Elaine Irwin (23) in Indiana; divorce 2011

  • 1993 "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" actress Nia Vardalos (30) weds "Felicity" actor Ian Gomez (28)

Ralph Fiennes

1993 Actor Ralph Fiennes marries actress Alex Kingston (divorced 1997)

  • 1993 Robocop Richard Eden (36) weds actress Shannon Hile (30)

Larry King

1997 American TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds (for 7th, and final time) American singer Shawn Southwick (38) in a hospital room in Los Angeles, California; he dies during divorce proceedings in 2021

  • 2015 Actress Erika Christensen (33) weds cyclist Cole Maness in Palm Springs, California
  • 2015 Actress Jessica Raine (33) weds actor Tom Goodman-Hill in London

Famous Divorces

Michael Crichton

1980 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage