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Famous Weddings & Divorces on September 8

Famous Weddings

George III

1761 Marriage of George III of the United Kingdom to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Queen Charlotte)

John D. Rockefeller

1864 Business magnate John D. Rockefeller (25) weds abolitionist Laura Spelman (24)

James Longstreet

1897 Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor's mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

Lana Turner

1953 Actress Lana Turner (32) weds "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34)

Geraldine Page

1963 Academy Award-winning actress Geraldine Page (38) weds actor Rip Torn (32) in Pinal, Arizona

Lech Wałęsa

1969 Polish politician and trade-union organizer Lech Wałęsa (25) weds Danuta Golos (20)

Bobby Orr

1973 Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

Jerry Rice

1987 NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice (24) weds girlfriend Jackie Mitchell

  • 2007 Duchess Maria-Anna Henriette Gabrielle Julie in Bavaria (32) weds investment banker Klaus Runow near Munich, Germany

Jenni Rivera

2010 Grammy nominated singer Jenni Rivera (41) weds MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza (38) at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California

  • 2012 "How I Met Your Mother" actress Cobie Smulders (30) weds "Saturday Night Live" actor Taran Killam (30) at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, California
  • 2012 "Big Brother" TV personality winner Rachel Reilly (27) weds fellow Big Brother player Brendon Villegas (32) at the top of AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles

Ashley Tisdale

2014 Actress Ashley Tisdale (29) weds singer Christopher French at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California


Famous Divorces

  • 2009 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (36) divorces glamour model Katie Price (31) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage