On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on September 5

Famous Weddings

  • 1725 French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski

Evel Knievel

1959 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

Ken Follett

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

Author Ken Follett
Author
Ken Follett

Dick Wolf

1970 Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf

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

  • 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

Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp
Singer-Songwriter
John Mellencamp
  • 1993 Robocop Richard Eden (36) weds actress Shannon Hile (30)
  • 1993 "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" actress Nia Vardalos (30) weds "Felicity" actor Ian Gomez (28)

Larry King

1997 TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • 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