This Day In Romance

    by Lilli McHale

Wednesday, January 29th

1951—Elizabeth Taylor has her first divorce. She files to divorce Conrad Hilton Jr., one of the heirs to the Hilton hotel fortune.

1958—Paul Newman marries Joanne Woodward in Las Vegas.

Cited as one of the longest marriages in Hollywood, the two were married for 50 years until Newman’s death in 2008. Joanne Woodward is still live at 89. 

Tuesday, January 28th

1925: Actress Gloria Swanson marries Henri de le Falaise in Paris. Swanson married six times in her lifetime, as well as a scandalous affair with Joseph Kennedy, President Kennedy’s father.

 

 1935: Iceland becomes the first country in the west to legalize abortion. The country has a relatively high rate of abortion compared to other Nordic countries.

Monday, January 27th

1997: Actor Charlie Sheen gets a divorce from Donna Peele. The two were only married for five months before calling it quits.

2004: Usher drops the single “Yeah!” The song wins a Grammy for Best Rap in 2005 and is the Billboard song of the year.

 

Sunday, January 26th

1940: American actor Ronald Raegan marries Brother Rat co-star Jane Wyman in California. The pair had two children, one who died in infancy, and one adopted child before their divorce in 1949.

1998: President Bill Clinton announces, “I want to say one thing to the American people: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” The acts allegedly happened when Ms. Lewinsky was a White House intern from 1995-1997.

Saturday, January 25th 

1533: King of England Henry VIII gets married for the second time to Anne Boleyn. She was an important ally for his fear of the Catholic Church.

2009: Precious, the movie based on Push by Sapphire, wins the Grand Jury Prize Dramatic at Sundance Film Festival. The movie is based on Precious’ horrendous relationship with her mother and her father.

Friday, January 

2011: Adele’s second studio album hits the stands. 21 becomes the Grammy award-winning Best Album of 2012.

2018: Disgraced former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar is judged to be guilty of molestation. Over 150 women step forward and he is sentenced to up to 175 years in prison.

Thursday, January 23rd 

1989: Salvador Dali dies in Catalonia, Spain. He is known for his incredibly profound surrealist paintings.

1999: The Princess of Monaco, Caroline, daughter of American actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III, marries the head of the House of Hanover. Her groom also happened to be a descendant of Britain’s King George I, Prince Ernst August.

Wednesday, January 22nd

1908: The “Sullivan Ordinance” banned women from smoking in public on January 21st. When Katie Mulcahey was found smoking in public and fined, she told judges “I’ve got as much right to smoke as you have. I never heard of this new law, and I don’t want to hear about it. No man shall dictate to me.”

1973: Roe v. Wade becomes law in a landmark Supreme Court decision of 7-2, legalizing abortion in the United States. Forty-seven years later, it is still a controversial decision, and one that is constantly being threatened to be retried, rescinded or mitigated.

Tuesday, January 21st

1905: Fashion icon Christian Dior is born. His fashion house is represented all around the world.

1966: Beatle George Harrison and model Pattie Boyd marry. The two were married for 11 years and divorced after Boyd’s affair with Harrison’s best friend, Eric Clapton, was revealed.  Clapton and Boyd married in 1979.

 

Monday, January 20th

1968: Sharon Tate marries director Roman Polanski.  

1993:  Film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn dies of cancer in her sleep. She was recently named one of the top 10 British actors of all time. 

Sunday, January 19th

1946: Dolly Parton, country music icon, is born. Parton has written more than 3,000 songs in her lifetime.

 

1977: Martin Scorsese files to divorce Julia Cameron after only one year of marriage. Their divorce was the basis of his movie, God’s Will and they had their daughter in the film.

Saturday, January 18th

1975: The Jeffersons, the spinoff of All in the Family, makes its debut on CBS. The show becomes one of the longest running sitcoms.

1986: Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder record a cover of “That’s What Friends are For.” The AIDS charity record hits #1.

Friday, January 17th

1998: U.S. President Bill Clinton is faced with sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones. The case was initially dropped due to lack of evidence, but after finding out that Clinton lied about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, the president had to pay up $850,000.

2010: Ram Rahim Singh, along with two of his aides, is sent to prison for life. The trio murdered a journalist who was able to expose the sexual abuse going on within Singh’s spiritual sect. 

Thursday, January 16th

1985: Playboy releases the news they will no longer be stapling centerfolds. Pamela Anderson is the face of the last centerfold.

2006: Liberia swears in their first female president. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is the first African female elected to the head of any of its states.

Wednesday, January 15th

2018: US Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles adds her name to the list of more then 130 women who were sexually abused by their former team doctor Larry Nassar. Biles admits she almost left the sport due to the abuse.

2019: LGBTQ activists claim the Russian republic Chechnya is responsible for a new gay purge. Forty people were detained and two were killed.

Tuesday, January 14th

1993: Anna Christie has its opening day at the Criterion Theater in NYC. Natasha Richardson plays a prostitute and Liam Neeson, an estranged sea captain. The pair later became a couple and remained married until Richardson’s death in 2009.

2007: Marina Popovich is presented an honorary title of “The Hero of the Nation,” by Russia’s aviation federation. She is known for being a legendary test pilot for Russia.

Monday, January 13th

1976: Sarah Caldwell becomes the first women to conduct the NYC Metropolitan Opera House. She conducted the orchestra for the  “La Traviata.”

1998: “Patti LaBelle on Broadway” opens on Broadway’s St James Theater NYC. The show was a part of her “Look to the Rainbow” tour. 

Sunday, January 12th

1995: The trial of O.J. Simpson starts in L.A. He is later acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.

2001: One of Disney’s hit RV series, “Lizzie McGuire,” premieres on the station. The show has since been revived by Disney with the same main character, Hillary Duff, and the same showrunner, Terri Minsky

Saturday, January 11th

1892: French Painter Paul Gaugin weds a 13 year-old Tahitian girl, Teha’amana. The marriage was put together within an afternoon of meeting, and she became pregnant in the same year.

1971: The United Kingdom allows the first “Quickie” divorce to happen. The cost of a Quickie divorce is still advertised at 39 pounds today.

Friday, January 10th

1810: The marriage of Napoleon the first to Empress Josephine is annulled by the French church. The pair had only had a civil ceremony; thus the Pope did not justify the marriage.

1971: The infamous Coco Chanel dies. She helped to liberate women’s fashion from the pre-World War I style of corsets.

Thursday, January 9th

1428: Pope Martinus V announces that the marriage of Jacqueline, Countess of Haintaut’s, marriage to Humphery Duke of Gloucester was invalid, and her previous marriage  to John IV, Duke of Brabant, who had died the previous year, was still valid.  She would marry four times.

1982: Catherine Middleton is born in Berkshire, England. The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to become the Queen of England, once husband Prince William takes over the throne. 

Wednesday, January 8th

1954: Elvis Presley gives $4 to a Memphis studio in order to record his first two songs “Casual Love” and “I’ll Never Stand in Your Way.” Neither gained any traction, but the owner of the studio, Sam Phillips, believed Presley was to become a star.

1956: Elvis Presley releases “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog.” The latter becomes the #1 single for a record-setting 11 weeks. 

Tuesday, January 7th

1967: ABC TV first premieres The Newlywed Game game show. The show pits couples against each other to find out who knows each other best. The show ran for eight and a half years.

1999: United States President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial starts in the Senate. The House voted for his impeachment following his affair with his former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. 

Monday, January 6th

1945: Future President George H.W. Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye, New York. The pair were married for 73 years and had six children. Their eldest son, George W. Bush, became president.

1969: “I’m Livin’ in Shame,” is released by The Supremes. The song was a sequel to their hit song, “Love Child.”

Sunday, January 5th

1959: Buddy Holly’s final album, It Doesn’t Matter, is released. He died in a plane crash 29 days later.

1997: The Broadway revival of the 1927 Hammerstein musical Show Boat, with its themes of enduring love and racism, closes after almost three years. 

Saturday, January 4th

1998: Royale Theater’s Triumph of Love closes. The musical, based on the 1732 comedy Le Tromphe de l’Amour, starred Betty Buckley and F. Murray Abraham.

2001: Rapper Vanilla Ice goes to jail for ripping out the hair of his wife, when fighting in the car. The two later were sentenced to family therapy sessions, due to the feud.

Friday, January 3rd

1431: Joan of Arc is handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon after escaping from her prison tower.  The Burgundian and English made arrangements for her movement before her trial.

1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s first album, Two Virgins, is deemed pornographic in NJ, as the cover featured the two artists naked on the front cover. The album was also considered scandalous as Lennon was still married at the time.

Thursday, January 2nd

1983: Duke Ellington’s play “Sophisticated Ladies closes in NYC. The musical had 767 performances before it closed.

1989: The Billboard song of the year, “Superwoman,” is released as a single by Karyn White. The song has since been covered by a number of artists, such as Gladys Knight and Dionne Warwick.

Wednesday, January 1st 

 2019: In Austria, same-sex marriage is now legal. It was voted upon in December of 2017, but took a long time before becoming legal.

2019: Women, in millions, form a 300-mile long wall of women across India. The “Women’s Wall” was formed to support women’s access to the temple of Sabarimala.

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Tuesday, December 31 

1989- After 1420 performances Me & My Girl closes. The production was nominated for 13 Tony Awards in 11 categories and won for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Choreographer.

 

1997- Actor Will Smith marries Jada Pinkett in Baltimore. The pair have two children, Jaden and Willow, who are both performers.

Monday, December 30

1816: English poet Percy Shelley marries his second wife, Mary Godwin who will goes on to write Frankenstein. Mary Shelley was the daughter of Suffragette and early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.

 2018: Former “The Last Song” co-stars Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth marry in her home state of Tennessee. The two file for divorce less than a year later.

Sunday, December 29

1965: The Supremes drop “My World is Empty Without You.” It was one of their first songs that did not reach number one.

2006: One Tree Hill co-stars Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray divorce. Bush cited fraud for the reason behind the marriage breaking up.

Saturday, December 28

1942: A 14 year old Janet Leigh files a divorce from 18 year old John Carlisle. The two were married for four months.

2008: Actor Woody Harrelson marries his second wife, Laura Louie. Louie had been Harrelson’s assistant before their relationship started.They have three children together.

Thursday, December 26

1941: Jazz music icon Ella Fitzgerald marries convicted drug dealer Benny Kornegay. She had the marriage annulled a year later.

1983: Fashion designer Alexander Wang, known for clothing with an urban flair, is born in San Francisco. By 27, he was the creative director of Balenciaga. 

Wednesday, December 25

1914: Legendary "Christmas Truce" takes place on the battlefields of WWI between British and German troops. Instead of fighting, soldiers exchange gifts and play football.

 

1999: Jerry Seinfeld marries PR mogul Jessica Sklar. The pair are still happily married with three children. 

Tuesday, December 24

1914 – Agatha Miller, also known as Agatha Christie, marries Archibald Christie. She is one of the best-selling authors of all time having written more than 100 books.

1971 – Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican actor and singer, is born in San Juan. He is sometimes called “the king of Latin pop” music.

Monday, December 23

1996: For the first time in 330 years, the Anglican Church ordained four women as priests. The Jamaican women were in demand due to a lack of males to fill the roles.

2007: Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelly marry in Park City, Utah. The two met on the set of his music video and have three children, two of them adopted.

Sunday, December 22

1968: A young Ina Rosenberg marries Jeffery Garten and becomes The Barefoot Contessa. She cites one of the reasons behind her cooking success as her enjoyment of cooking with her husband.

2010: After 17 years, President Barack Obama repeals the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” military service policy.The change allows openly homosexual men and women to serve in the military.

Saturday, December 21

2005: Elton John and David Furnish enter into a civil partnership the first day it is legal in England. The two had been dating since 1993.

2014: Singer Elton John marries producer and film marker David Furnish. The two have two children via surrogate. 

Friday, December 20

1949: Gone with the Wind star Clark Gable marries Sylvia Ashley. She was the fourth out of Gable’s eventual five wives.

2005: Scotland has its first same sex civil partnership. As of 2013, the LGBTQ+ community has the right to marry in Scotland

Thursday, December 19

1995 Queen Elizabeth asks Prince Charles and Diana to divorce.

2009: Actor and singer Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York.

Wednesday, December 18

1926: Actor George Murphy (24) weds ballroom dancing partner Juliette Henkel. Murphy was the first Hollywood star to make it in American politics.  He served as a Senator from California.

1985:  "Jerry's Girls" opens at the St. James Theater in NYC for 139 performances featuring a group of female performers paying tribute to the song catalogue of Jerry Herman with songs from Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage aux Folles, and more.

Tuesday, December 17

1994:  Queen of Pop Céline Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada. They were married for 21 years and had three children, Rene-Charles, 14, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 5. 

 

1996: "In My Bed" single released by Dru Hill was released on this date and became the Billboard Song of the Year in 1997.

Monday, December 16

1950: Former child actress Shirley Temple marries second husband naval officer Charles Alden Black. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States.

 

1993: Shannon Doherty fired from TV show 90210 where she played the role of Brenda, one of the lead characters.

Sunday, December 15

1933: Actor Gary Cooper (32) weds actress Veronica Balfe (20) in her mother’s Park Avenue apartment in New York City

 

2009: Pop singer Madonna (50) divorces film director Guy Ritchie (40) due to unreasonable behavior after almost eight years of marriage. They have one son.

Saturday, December 14

1984: Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas just six weeks after their first meeting. Her husband was part of the performance art duo The Kipper Brothers, alongside Brian Routh, who died in 2018.

 

1993: Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, and directed by Jonathan Demme, is released to critical acclaim, one of the first mainstream films to feature AIDS prominently in the plot line.

Friday, December 13

1951: Future British Prime Minister Margaret Hilda Roberts (26) weds businessman Denis Thatcher (36) at Wesley's Chapel in City Road, London. She was the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th Century and Britain’s first female Prime Minister.

 

2013: Beyoncé's self-titled fifth album, Beyoncé, was unexpectedly released to the iTunes Store and debuted atop the US Billboard 200 chart, becoming her fifth consecutive number one album in the United States.

Thursday, December 12

2014 – Actor Nick Cannon and singer Mariah Carey file for divorce after six years of marriage. They have twins Morrocan and Monroe together.

 

2015 – Saudi Arabia elects their first female politican via general election. Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi wins a seat in a municipal council.

Wednesday, December 11

2010 --Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden marries Nicole Richie in Beverly Hills. The pair have two children.

 

2015--  Hugh Heifner’s Playboy magazine’s publishes its last issue with naked women in it. Pamela Anderson graces the cover.

Tuesday, December 10

1947 -- Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald marries bass player Ray Brown. The pair adopted a child together, before splitting in 1953.

1978-- Superman: The Movie, premieres at Washington D.C.’s Uptown Theater. The movie stars Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman and Margot Kidder.

Monday, December 9

1854-- Alfred Tennyson’s poem “Charge of the Light Brigade” is first published in The Examiner. The poem’s real-life events had occurred only six weeks before its publication.

 

1964-- John Coltrane’s Quartet Plays records “A Love Supreme.” The album was recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey and is considered their greatest work.

Sunday, December 8

1872 – Mormon leader Brigham Young has his 55th wedding. Hannah Tapfield King of Salt Lake City is the lucky bride, who had been married to another man with whom she had 10 children.  As her first husband was not a member of the Church of the Later Day Saints, she married Young to ensure her afterlife.

1982 – The harrowing concentration camp film Sophie’s Choice featuring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline is released. The movie is based on a novel by William Styron which won the US Book Award for Fiction in 1980.  The movie wins an Academy Award for Streep’s acting performance.

Saturday, December 7

1940 – Painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo get remarried in San Francisco. The two first got divorced in 1939.

 

2017 – Australia passes the law to legalize same-sex marriage. The law went into effect on the 9th of December.

Friday, December 6

1939 – Du Barry was a Lady opens at the 46th Street Theatre. The play later becomes a movie musical comedy starring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly and Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra.

 

1962 – Sean Connery gets married for the second time, to fellow actress, Diane Cilento. The pair later get divorced in 1973, after. 

Thursday, December 5

2003 – Coldplay singer Chris Martin and actor Gwyneth Paltrow marry in California. The pair have two children and divorced in 2016.

2003—The Queen of Latin Pop, Thalia, is given a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. She has stared in telenovelas, so much so that she is also considered the Queen of Telenovelas.

Wednesday, December 4

1976 -- Elizabeth Taylor marries for the seventh time, this time to Senator John Warner. It is her second to last marriage.

1978 – San Francisco announces their first female and Jewish Mayor. Dianne Feinstein later becomes a U.S. Senator.

Tuesday, December 3

1960 – Actor Julianne Moore is born in North Carolina. She has won many awards, including an Oscar and two Golden Globes.

1984 – Harry Stevens is 103 when he gets married to Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisconsin. According to The Guinness Book of World Records, he is the oldest recorded groom.

Monday, December 2

1933 – Bertil Clason wanted to marry Sigrid Carlson, but due to immigration issues, Carlson was not allowed from Sweden into the United States for the wedding. A priest solved the problem by doing a seven-minute trans-Atlantic wedding for the two.

 

1978 – Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand’s hit single “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” reaches #1 on the Billboard chart. The song was originally Diamond’s before Streisand covered it; it was later mixed together for a duet of the two.

Sunday, December 1

1994 – Supermodel Cindy Crawford and husband Richard Gere separate. The pair were 17 years apart in age.

2018 – Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers weds Indian actress Priyanka Chopra in a lavish multi-day ceremony in India. The two had only gotten engaged two months prior to the wedding. 

Saturday, November 30

1940: Lucille Ball marries fellow actor Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut. The two met during Ball’s days as a contract player for RKO Radio Pictures, before eloping.

2002 – Ina Garten rises to fame with the premiere of her show Barefoot Contessa. The show has over 275 episodes, during which she is seen preparing meals for her husband Jeffery. 

Friday, November 29

2010: Adele releases the single “Rolling in the Deep.” The song propelled Adele to international acclaim and also won Billboard's Song of the Year in 2011 alongside Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year 2012.

 

2015—Fashion icon Mary-Kate Olsen marries Oliver Sarkozy in NYC. The pair started dating in 2012 and have a 17 year age gap.

Thursday,  November 28

1757: William Blake, renowned British poet, is born in London. His work of poetry, Songs of Innocence and Experience, is one of the most famous books of poetry to ever be written.

 

1989: Queen Latifah drops her hip-hop debut with the album All Hail the Queen. She was just 19 rapping about the issues of black women, from domestic violence, harassment, to relationship problems.

Wednesday,  November 27

2006: Actress Pamela Anderson divorces Kid Rock after only four months of marriage. The pair had dated in 2003, before she broke up with him.

2013: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore divorce after being married eight years. Kutcher is now married to Mila Kunis and the couple has two children.

Tuesday, November 26

1865: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is published in the United States. The book by Lewis Carroll became a hit for children and adults alike due to its use of literary nonsense.

1962: Singer Tina Turner marries Ike Turner in Tijuana, Mexico. The pair divorced in 1978 after a tumultuous marriage and an erratically successful career together.

Sunday, November 24

1976 – Donna Summer gets divorced from Helmuth Sommer. Their daughter spent most of her childhood with Donna’s parents, due to her rising success.

 2001: Angel star David Boreanaz marries Playmate of the Month Jamie Bergman, at Ingleside Inn at Palm Springs, California. The pair have two children together and have remained together through cheating scandals.

Saturday, November 23

1991: Queen lead-singer, Freddie Mercury confirms he has AIDS. He dies the following day from AIDS-related complications.

 2018 – Singer Justin Bieber announces that he and Hailey Baldwin have gotten married. The two recently had another wedding in North Carolina with friends and family. 

Friday, November 22

1924: Geraldine Page is born in Kirksville, Missouri. The actress is known for her extensive work on Broadway, dying during a performance of Blithe Spirit.

2003: Actress Carmen Electra marries Red Hot Chili Pepper bandmate Dave Navarro at St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The couple documented their marriage on an MTV reality show called ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave.

Thursday, November 21

1987 – Demi Moore and fellow actor Bruce Willis marry in Vegas’ Little White Chapel. The pair met at a premiere.

 2015: Actress Sofia Vergara marries actor Joe Manganiello in Palm Beach. The two got engaged on Christmas day, after six months of dating.

Wednesday, November 20

1900—Tiffany fortune holder Alfreda Mitchell marries an Archeologist named Hiram Bingham in Hawaii. The pair had a whopping seven sons together.

 

1947: Future Queen of England, Elizabeth II, marries Lt. Phillip Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey, London. The pair meet in 1934 and are second cousins once removed, through King Christian IX of Denmark and third cousins through Queen Victoria.

Tuesday, November 19

1980 – Brooke Shields’ Calvin Klein suggestive “nothing comes between me and my Calvin’s" ad is removed from running on CBS. Later in the year, ABC also banned the ad from running, claiming it was too provocative.

2005 – Christina Aguilera marries music exec Jordan Bratman in a tent. Her hit single, “Ain’t No Other Man,” is about Bratman, although the two later divorced.

Monday, November 18

1948: KFC founder, Colonel Harland David Sanders marries long-time employee Claudia Price. Price was working as the manager of Sander’s restaurant and motel, while doubling as his mistress.

2006 – Tom Cruise, 44, marries Katie Holmes, 27. The pair have one daughter together, Suri, who is frequently in the tabloids over their custody issues. 

Sunday, November 17

1558 – Elizabeth the First becomes Queen of England, at the age of 25 after her half-sister, Queen “Bloody” Mary dies and Elizabeth takes her crown.

 

2015: Ireland’s first same-sex wedding occurs in Clonmel, County Tipperary. A referendum on May 22nd, 2015 amended the Irish Constitution to recognize the marriage of same sex partners. 

Saturday, November 16

1987 – Lisa Bonet weds Lenny Kravitz. The two have one daughter together, Zoey Kravitz.

2017 – Serena Williams and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian marry in New Orleans. The pair have one daughter together.

Friday, November 15

1887: Georgia O’Keefe is born in Wisconsin. O’Keefe is known for her romanticized sculpture and paintings of flowers, skyscrapers and landscapes, as well as her peer marriage to renowned photographer Edward Steichen. 

 2005: American Idol winner Carrie Underwood releases her debut album Some Hearts. The album wins 2006 Billboard Album of the Year and earns Underwood a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2007.

Thursday, November 14

1532: King Henry VII of England marries Anne Boleyn in a secret ceremony. The pair officially marry on the 25th of January the following year.

1948: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, is born in London to parents Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth II. He is the eldest son of The Queen and is the heir apparent to the British throne.

Wednesday, November 13

1934: Dancer and actress Ginger Rogers marries fellow actor Lew Ayres. Rogers had been married before her second marriage at 23, which lasted only seven years before Ayres and Rogers divorced.

1952—The first set of fake nails are purchased. They are made out of dental enamel at the time.

Tuesday, November 12

1969: Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews marries director Blake Edwards in Beverly Hills. The pair adopted two children and lived with Edwards’ children from a previous relationship until his death in 2010.

 2015 : Barack Obama poses for Out Magazine. He becomes the first sitting president of the United States to be on the cover of a gay magazine.

Monday, November 11

1860 – Argentina holds its first wedding between Jewish patrons. The Jewish population in the country was quite small at the time.

2011—Thirty-three year-old Kim Zolciak marries Falcon’s football player Kroy Bierman in a TV wedding. The two had a Bravo TV show, Don’t Be Tardy, a spin-off of Real Housewives Atlanta, which Kim was on for multiple seasons.

Sunday, November 10

1926: Crowned prince of Belgium, Leopold, weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden. Astrid spent only two years as the Queen of Belgium before dying in a car crash.

1942: Philip Barry’s “Without Love” opens in NYC. The play is about the practicalities of a love-less marriage during the trying times of World War II.

Saturday, November 9

1931: Actress Gloria Swanson divorces aristocrat and English nobility Henri de la Falaise. The pair were married for six years and had a child, which Swanson aborted and later regretted.

1931: Actress Gloria Swanson marries Michael Farmer. They were unsure if her divorce was finalized when they married the first time and had to remarry later, when she was four months pregnant with their daughter, Michelle

Friday, November 8

1938 – Philadelphia becomes home to the first African American women legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset. She served in the PA House of Representatives, despite covering a largely white area at the time, she was considered quite successful during her tenor and became a prominent member of Roosevelt’s “Black Cabinet."

1975 – NBA allstar Larry Bird marries his high school sweetheart, Janet Condra. The pair have a daughter together.

Thursday, November 7

1951: Frank Sinatra marries his second wife, actress Ava Gardner. The public relationship was filled with fights and altercations before a divorce in 1957.

 1957 – Ingrid Bergman files a divorce from Roberto Rossellini. The pair become parents to actress Isabella Rossellini.

Wednesday, November 6

2018—Sharice Davids and Debra Haaland become the first Native American women to be elected to the House of Representatives.

2018 – At the age of 29, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the youngest person to ever be elected to the house of Representatives. She managed to beat a 10 term incumbent along the way to her victory.

 

Tuesday, November 5

1872—American rights activist Susan B. Anthony votes in her first election. She votes for Ulysses S. Grant.

1977—Son of George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, marries future first lady Laura Welsh in Texas. The pair have twin daughters together. 

Monday, November 4

1842 – Mary Todd Lincoln marries future president Abraham Lincoln in Illinois. The pair were together until his assassination in 1865.

1978 – Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson marry, both were 20. The pair later went on to write, star and direct the hit show, The Nanny

Sunday, November 3

1913 – A brassiere with an elastic band is first patented by Mary Phelps Jacob. Prior to adding an elastic band, Jacobs had created a bra with handkerchiefs and ribbons.

1992: Whitney Houston releases a cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” The song wins Billboard Song of year for Houston’s range and skill. 

Saturday November 2nd

1867 – Harper’s Bazaar hits the shelves for the first time. At the time, the magazine was published weekly and bore a slightly different name, but still catered to women’s fashion.

1960: Penguin Books is cleared of obscenity and publishes’ DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover in England. Prior to 1960, the book, first published in 1928, was banned in the United States and other countries for its depiction of the physical relationship between an upper-class women and a working-class man. The book was published by Grove Press in the U.S. where it instigated a second obscenity trail and changed American obscenity laws.

Friday, November 1st

1604 – The first day Shakespeare’s “Othello” is seen by people. It is based on a story written in 1565.

1982 – Isabella Rossellini and Martin Scorsese get divorced. The pair were only married for three years.

Thursday, October 31

1976 - NBA star Larry Bird, at 19, divorces his high school sweetheart, Janet Condra. The pair were only married 11 months and have one child together.

2011 - American socialite Kim Kardashian divorces NBA player Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage. The pair couldn’t come to terms with each other’s lifestyles and Humphries even attempted to file for an annulment. 

Wednesday, October 30

1885 - Ezra Pound, American poet, is born in Idaho. His epic work, Cantos, pushed the poetic envelope during the modernism period through the use of economy, symbolism and imagery.

 

2011 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 premiered at the Rome Film Festival. The fourth of five total movie installments, based on Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling books, the Twilight film series starred former couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

Tuesday, October 29

1971- American actress Winona Ryder is born in Minnesota. She has starred in films such as Edward Scissorhands, Little Women, and Heathers, as well as the TV show Stranger Things.

 

1982- Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson co-release “Girl is Mine.” Despite being the first released single from  the Thriller album, the song was considered the worst song on the entire album.

Monday, October 28

1811 - Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is purchased for the first time by the Prince Regent, later known as King George IV. The first of her series of successful novels, Austen’s writing is marked with unprecedented female determinism and social commentaries on women’s standings in society.

1967 - Julia Roberts, actress, is born in Georgia. She has starred in movies such as Pretty Woman, Eat, Pray, Love, and Valentine’s Day.

Sunday, October 27

1932 – American writer Sylvia Plath is born in Boston. She is known for her writing ability, despite only writing for a short period of time before her early death.

1964 – Singers Sonny and Cher get married. Cher wears bell-bottoms to the ceremony, in line with her spunky style. 

Saturday, October 26

1916- Margaret Sanger is arrested for advocating birth control, considered an obscenity at the time. Her activism, opening the first birth control clinic in the United States, helped lead to the eventual creation of Planned Parenthood 

 

2002- American personality Jessica Simpson marries singer Nick Lachey in Austin, Texas. Simpson had waited until marriage in order to have sex and recorded "Sweetest Sin" to document losing her virginity to Lachey.

Friday, October 25

1968- Yoko Ono tells the world she is having a child with John Lennon, which ended in a miscarriage. Lennon had just divorced his wife Cynthia after she caught him cheating on her with Ono.

1980 - Barbra Streisand’s album Guilty goes three weeks straight at the #1 spot. Her single off of the album “Woman in Love” also goes three weeks straight at the #1 spot.

Thursday,  October 24

1957-Crooner Bing Crosby marries Kathryn Grant, after his first wife, Dixie Lee, died of ovarian cancer. It is his second marriage and her first.

1986 – Canadian actor and rapper Drake is born. He starred in the hit TV show, “Degrassi,” before becoming a world-class rapper.

Wednesday, October 23

2010 – Katy Perry and Russel Brand wed in India. The two divorced shortly after in a very public way.

 2015 – Adele's single, “Hello,” is the first song to reach over a million online downloads in its first week. The album, 25, also becomes a world hit.

Tuesday, October 22

1978 – Grete Waitz wins the eighth annual NYC Women’s Marathon in her first competition. Her time of 2 hours and 32 minutes and 30 seconds was a world record at the time.

2007 – Actress Kate Hudson and Black Crowes rocker Chris Robinson divorce. The pair were married for six years and had a son  before the split. 

Monday, October 21

1964 – My Fair Lady comes out on film. The movie stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

1980 – Kim Kardashian West is born to Kris and Robert Kardashian. She and her sisters star d her mom later star in their own reality TV show for 11 seasons.

Sunday, October 20

1968 – Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy weds millionaire Aristotle Onassis in Greece. The two were only married seven years until 1975 when Onassis died.

 2013 – Kelly Clarkson marries Brandon Blackstock at his family farm in Tennessee. He is Reba McEntire’s stepson, and Clarkson's talent manager. 

Saturday, October 19

1975 – “A Chorus Line” premieres on Broadway. At the time, the show held the record for the longest-running Broadway show with 6,137 performances at the Shubert Theatre in NYC.

1991 – Director Michael Moore marries Kathleen Glynn. The two had a nasty divorce in 2014. 

Friday, October 18

1869 – The King of Sardinia, Victor Emmanuel II, marries his mistress, Rosa Vercellana. He was previously married to his first cousin once removed, before her death in 1855.

1960 - Jean Claude Van Damme is born in Belgium. The actor is known for his good looks and marital art works.

Thursday, October 17

1469 – Fernando, the Crown Prince of Aragon, weds the Princess of Castile, Isabella. They helped to found the Spanish Empire.

1963 – The Beatles sit in EMI Studios, situated in London, to record their hit, “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song together before recording it.

Wednesday, October 16

1854: Oscar Wilde, one of Ireland’s most famous authors, is born in Dublin. Wilde is known for being tried and convicted of homosexuality, for which he received the most harsh penalty.

2013: Actress Kristen Bell marries actor Dax Shepard at the Beverly Hills Country Clerk’s Office in Beverly Hills, California. The couple waited to get married until California, their home state, legalized same-sex marriage.

Tuesday, October 15

1977 – The single “You Light Up My Life” by Debbie Boone hits #1 on the charts. The song stays there for 10 weeks, one of the longest number one hits of the decade.


2017— Prompting the #metoo movement, Alyssa Milano tweets, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too.’” The movement becomes viral revealing hundreds of thousands who have been sexually abused.

Monday, October 14th

1957 – Hollywood star actor Marlon Brando weds fellow actress Anna Kashfi. The pair had a son before divorcing in 1959.

2007 – “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” makes it premiere on E! TV. The show follows the lives of the Kardashian family and quickly becomes a hit reality show, which is still on TV to this day and is currently in its 17th season.

Sunday, October 13th

1950 - “All About Eve” premiers with Better Davis and Anne Baxter as its stars. The movie juxtaposes the two women’s ages through their physical appeal.

2017 - Rose McGowan, actress, states that Harvey Weinstein raped her in 1997 at a hotel near the Sundance Film Festival. McGowan later settled the suit for $100,000, but not before accusing Hollywood’s elite men of knowing about the act.

Saturday,  October 12th

1810—The first Oktoberfest is celebrated in Bavaria. The event takes place as the royalty invited its people to Munich in order to celebrate the wedding of the Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

2018 – Princess Eugenie of England weds Jack Brooksbank in England’s Windsor Castle. The Princess’ older sister, Beatrice, recently got engaged last month.

Friday, October 11th

1975 – “Saturday Night Live,” makes it first appearance on Primetime TV. George Carlin serves as the show’s very first host.

1992—Rapper and actress Cardi B is born in the Bronx. The singer gained popularity due to her social media presence and her wild antics. 

Thursday, October 10th

1975 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor remarries actor Richard Burton in her sixth marriage. The two divorced for the second time a year later.

2004 – Superman actor Christopher Reeves dies after a long battle after being paralyzed. Reeves was known for his role as Clark Kent in the “Superman” franchise of the 80’s.

Wednesday, October 9th

1973 – The Presleys divorce after six years of marriage. Elvis and Priscilla had one daughter together.

1986 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera opens in London. He is known for his incredible musicals as he has had more than a dozen hits in the West End and Broadway including Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats and Evita.

Tuesday, October 8th

1824 – The founder of Salt Lake City, Utah, Brigham Young, marries the first of his wives in New York. He married 54 other women throughout his lifetime.

 

1985 -  Bruno Mars is born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is known for hits like “Just the Way You Are” and “Nothin" on You.”

Monday, October 7th

1959: Pillow Talk, starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson, is released. The movie features a womanizer who attempts to woo the woman who he shares a telephone line with, the main way he woos women.

1982 – Cats makes its debut on Broadway. The show runs for 18 years before closing in 2000. It has since been revived and will open as a major movie on December 20, 2019.

Sunday, October 6th

1927: The first sound movie premiers. The Jazz Singer allows audiences to hear Al Jolson speaking and singing marking the end of the formerly popular silent movie.

 

1996: American country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw marry in Rayville, Louisiana. The two have taken over the country music world with over 90 million songs sold combined.

Saturday, October 5th

1996—Two cats have a $28,000 wedding given by their owner. The wedding is attended by over 500 human guests and the newlywed cats receive over $60,000 worth of gifts from attendees in the Thailand nuptials.

 

2013: Soccer star Abby Wambach marries Sarah Huffman in Hawaii. Abby said her marriage was not a statement as she was never in the closet and "because those days are over.”

Friday, October 4th

1539 – The King of England, Henry VIII weds his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. He marries twice more before his death in 1547.

 

1989: American Actress, Dakota Johnson, daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, is born in Austin, Texas. She starred in novel-turned movie cult- series Fifty Shades of Grey.

Thursday, October 3rd

1988 – Lisa Marie Presley marries musician Danny Keough. The pair wed in the Church of Scientology. They had two children together before divorcing in 1994. Lisa Marrie has been married four times.

1992—Future POTUS Barack Obama and FLOTUS Michelle Robinson marry in Chicago. The pair have two daughters together and remain happily married.

Wednesday, October 2nd

1902 – The children's book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is released London. Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of the tale, was well known for her children's books, conservation, and art work.

2004 – Billy Joel marries “Top Chef” host Katie Lee in New York. The pair remained married until 2010 despite busy careers and a significant age gap. 

Tuesday, October 1st

1791—The wedding of Prince Willem Frederick and Princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmine of Prussia occurs. The pair are cousins and the Prince soon becomes the King of the Netherlands.

1982 – Marvin Gaye’s last studio album, Midnight Love, is released to listeners. The album features the popular single, “Sexual Healing.” 

Monday, September 30th

1791: Vienna’s premiere opera debuts Mozart’s two act opera Magic Flute. The opera features a prince who must save his daughter, from her lover and his culture, before realizing she doesn’t need to be saved; he, in-turn, finds his own lover within the cultured he feared.

 1968: Diana Ross and The Supremes release “Love Child” from their album Love Child. The song sparked controversy over the idea of illegitimate children and was revolutionary for an all-female group.

Sunday, September 29th

1969: Jackie DeShannon’s “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” gets its Gold Record status. The song came after her hit song “What the World Needs Now is Love.”

 

2012: Anne Hathaway marries Adam Shulman, a jeweler, in California. The couple sold their wedding photos and gave its proceeds to Freedom to Marry, a same-sex marriage advocacy group. 

Saturday, September 28th

1960: Connie Francis’ "My Heart has a Mind of Its Own" hits number one. The song took three sessions to record and was Francis’ second consecutive Billboard Hot 100.

 

2010: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison files for divorce from Melanie Craft after a six-year marriage. Craft is a well-known romance novelist with titles such as: A Hard-Hearted Man, Trust Me, and Man Trouble. 

Friday, September 27th

1973: Barbra Streisand releases Billboard Song of the Year (1974) “The Way We Were.” The song was produced for the movie, under the same name The Way We Were, along with All in Love is Fair.

 

2014: Long-time eligible bachelor George Clooney marries British-Lebanese activist/lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice. The couple has a set of twins together, Ella and Alexander.

Thursday, September 26th

1904: George Bernard Shaw’s How He Lied to Her Husband premieres in NYC. The play works off of Shaw’s Candida and features a foolishly cuckolded husband.

1957: West Side Story, written by Leonard Bernstein and Steven Sondheim, premieres at NYC’S Winter Garden Theater. The story line highlights similarities within relationships despite cultural and street differences between the two gangs and is seen as a contemporary Romeo & Juliet  

Wednesday, September 25th

1954: Actress Audrey Hepburn marries fellow actor Mel Ferrer in Switzerland. The pair met at a dinner party, which led them to star in War and Peace together.

 

1952: Actor Christopher Reeve is born in New York City.  He is known for playing Superman before becoming paralyzed in 1996

Tuesday, September 24th

1896: F. Scott Fitzgerald is born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is known for incredible novels such as The Great Gatsby and The Beautiful and the Damned.

 

2005: Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore get married. Demi is more than 14 years older than Aston and this caused significant controversy, before their divorce in 2013.

Monday, September 23rd

1964: Fiddler on the Roof premieres in NYC. The play circulates around a Jewish man whose daughters are all marrying for love, which their father fears will move them away from their faith.

2009: Modern Family premieres on ABC. The show stars Ed O’Neil and Sofia Vergara as a new kind of family.

Sunday, September 22nd

1976: Charlie’s Angels debuts. Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith work to fight crimes at the whim of their boss, the unseen, Charlie. 

1989: Baywatch premieres on NBC for the first time. The show introduces stars like David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson to the world.

Saturday, September 21st

1996: International supermodel Christie Brinkey gets married for the fourth time to architect Peter Cook. After over 20 years of marriage, the pair split in a nasty-public divorce.

2016: Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerburg and pediatrician wife Priscilla Chan pledge over three billion dollars to medical research. The pair are determined to create a disease free world for their children by the end of the century. 

Friday, September 20th

1904: George Ade’s College Widow opens at NYC’s Garden Theatre. The play is loosely based on the story of a widow who would live near college towns to date college students.

1934: Italian actress Sophia Loren is born in Rome, Italy. She starred in movies such as Two Women, Marriage Italian Style, The Pride and the PassionHouseboat, and It Started in Naples. At 85, she is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Thursday, September 19

1945: Child actress Shirley Temple, 17, marries fellow actor John Agar, 24, in Wilshire Methodist Church. Agar debuted as Temple’s lover in Fort Apache, before getting signed with her boss after their wedding.

 

2016: After dating for seven years, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s marriage fails after two years due to irreconcilable differences. The two have each gone through multiple high-profile divorces, but this one dragged their six children into the fray.

Wednesday, September 18th

1897: Gustave Kecker and Hugh Martin’s musical Belle of New York City premieres at the Casino Theatre before transferring to London’s West End. The story is focused around a Salvation Army girl who is willing to do anything to find true love.

1971: Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress, is born in Baltimore, Maryland. She is well known for staring in over 20 movies while being married to Will Smith and mother to their well-known children, Jaden and Willow

Tuesday, September 17th

1964: The Supremes release their single song “Baby Love” from their second album entitled Where Did Our Love Go.

1977: Fleetwood Mac’s 11th album remains #1 on the charts for the 19th straight week. The bandmates struggled with relationship problems during the recording of their  hit singles “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams” and “You Make Loving Fun.”

Monday, September 16th

1924: Lauren Bacall is born in Staten Island. She is known for her sultry look and distinctive voice within her movie credits of Dark Passage, Key Largo, The Big Sleep, and How to Marry a Millionaire, as well as her marriages to actors Humphrey Bogart and later Jason Robards.

 

1966: The Metropolitan Opera House opens it’s doors in its new building at Lincoln Center. The Met opened with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s Anthony and Cleopatra.

Sunday, September 15th

1951: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes closes at the Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC after a total of 740 performances starring Carol Channing in her Broadway debut. The movie stars Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russel.

 

1984: British Heartthrob Henry Charles Albert David Winston  Prince Harry of Wales, is born in London to Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Prince Harry was known as a playboy and eligible bachelor, until his recent wedding to American actress Meghan Markle.

Saturday, September 14th

1983: British singer Amy Winehouse is born in London. Her deep vocals on the album Back to Black lead her to become the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century.

1984: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory star Gene Wilder marries Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner in France. The two met on the set of Hanky Panky and became fast friends. After filming, their relationship grew, becoming serious and the two tried to have children before Radner died of ovarian cancer. 

Friday, September 13th

1989: Les Miserables opens at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. It went on to play there another 10 different times, due to its critical success.

1997: Elton John re-releases “Candle in the Wind” as a tribute to the passing of Diana, Princess of Wales. He performed it live at the funeral service and the single’s global proceeds went to Diana’s charities.

Thursday, September 12th

1846: Poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett marry in London. It was Barrett’s prolific writing success that drew Browning towards her. She is known for poems such as “How Do I Love Thee?” and “Lady Geraldine's Courtship.”

1953: Future POTUS, John F. Kennedy, marries Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island. The two wed only a year after meeting at a dinner party held by journalists

Wednesday, September 11th

1962: The Beatles drop “Love Me Do” and “PS I Love You” featuring Andy White on the drums.  The group premiered the songs three different times with three different drummers.

2005: Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice is adapted into a movie starring Kiera Knightly as Elizabeth Bennet. It is the third movie adaption of the book and attempts to stay as accurate to the book’s romantic nature as possible.

Tuesday, September 10th

1991: Nirvana releases the song “Smells like Teen Spirit” to little reception. The song quickly grew in popularity and became a teenage anthem.

1999: At the Venice Film Festival, Brad Pitt stars in Fight Club. The movie depicts a complex relationship with love, life and risk.

Monday, September 9th

1951: The soap opera Love of Life premieres on CBS. It ran for almost 30 years and changed how soaps ran.  

 2012: Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively marries Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds in South Carolina. It is speculated that he cheated on his first wife, Scarlett Johansson, with Lively as their divorce was not finalized when the two started filming Green Lantern.  

Sunday, September 8th

1994: The MTV Video Music Awards opens with newlyweds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. The two had a long-complicated relationship which lasted only four years.

 1999: American Beauty premieres in Los Angeles. Kevin Spacey plays a 42-year-old who falls in love with his teenage daughter’s best friend. 

Saturday, September 7th

1943: Gilda actress Rita Hayworth marries director Orson Welles, during their run of The Mercury Wonder Show, in a civil ceremony. The two returned to work hours later, after only announcing the marriage to their co-workers the day before. The marriage floundered, as Hayworth believed Welles did not want to be tied down with a family-they had one daughter-or a wife.

 

1987: Keith Sweat releases his first song “I Want Her.” The song was the number one single of 1988 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart.

Friday, September 6th

1997: The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, is held at Westminster Abbey, London. Her two sons and ex-husband walked behind the coffin during the funeral procession.

 2001: At the 18th MTV Video Music Awards “Lady Marmalade” produces a win for the cover done by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink. The music video features all four in lingerie alongside a cameo by Missy Elliot. 

Thursday, September 5th

1989: The Joan Rivers Show premieres as a daytime talk show, for which she won an Emmy. It was the second show she starred in.

1991: John Travolta marries Kelly Preston. The couple has three children and regularly attend marriage counseling. 

Wednesday, September 4th

1991: Most Happy Fella reopens at the NY State Theater in NYC. The play demonstrates the complexity of the mail-order bride system and men’s desperation for marriage. 

 

1998: Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall marries Mark Levinson, an audio designer. The two co-authored the book Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm in 2002, before getting a divorce in 2004.

Tuesday, September 3rd

1977: I Dream of Jennie star Barbara Eden marries Charles Donald Fegert. The two divorced in 1982.

1977: The Mary Tyler Moore Show broadcasts its last episode on CBS titled “ The Last Show” which was watched by 21 million viewers. The show stars a single working woman and highlights female and romantic topics that are typically taboo in the time period. 

Monday, September 2nd

1931: Bing Crosby’s first song is played on the radio and Crosby became a hit. “Out of Nowhere," "Just One More Chance", “At Your Command" and “I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)" were among the best selling songs of 1931 making Cosby a leader in record sales and radio ratings.

 1995: Actor Charlie Sheen marries model Donna Peele in Malibu, California. Later that year he is named a client by Heidi Fleiss’ escort agency; the couple files for divorce in 1996.

Sunday, September 1st

1954: Rear Window, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Grace Kelly, premieres. The movie shines a new light on voyeurism and idealizes the “peeping tom.”

2002: Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar marries I Know What you Did Last Summer co-star Freddie Prinze, Jr. in Mexico. The couple has two child and have co-starred in multiple movies together such as: Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Happily N'Ever After, and Star Wars Rebels. 

Saturday, August 31st

1949: Richard Gere is born in Philadelphia. Known for his acting in Pretty Woman, Gere is also one of the first notable actors to portray a homosexual in the Broadway  production of Bent, for which he won a Theatre World Award.

2014: Singer Donnie Walhberg marries Playmate of the Year and TV host, Jenny McCarthy. The two wed at the Hotel Baker, Illinois.

Friday, August 30th

1972: Cameron Diaz is born in Long Beach California. Diaz stars in many romances such as My Best Friend’s Wedding, Charlie’s Angels, Sex Tape, and The Other Women. 

1994: R&B rapper R. Kelly, 27, supposedly marries Aaliyah, despite her age of 15. The two denied the relationship ever escalated past friendship. 

Thursday, August 29th

1982: Ingrid Bergman dies on her 67th birthday. She starred in iconic films such as Casablanca and a series of Alfred Hitchcock movies. 

2017: Janine Charrat, famed French ballerina, dies at 93 years old. She choreographed over 50 performances, throughout her 80-year career. 

Wednesday, August 28th 

1965: Shania Twain is born in Ontario, Canada. Twain is known for her rise to fame within the country and pop-infused decade of the 90’s, and remains popular to this day. 

2009: Amy Winehouse gets a divorce from Blake Fielder-Civil. He cites adultery as the reason for the conclusion of the two-year marriage. 

Tuesday, August 27th 

1946: Barbara Bach is born, in Queens, New York. An American actress, known for playing the Bond girl in The Spy Who Loved Me, who married Ringo Starr in 1981.  

 

1953: Roman Holiday premiers, staring Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess seeing Rome on her own. Her performance won her an Academy Award for Best Actress. 

Monday, August 26th

1967: Belle de Jour, a French romantic drama, starring Catherine Deneuve, wins a Golden Lion at The 28th Venice Film Festival. The story revolves around a young woman who works as a high-class prostitute, while her husband works. 

 

1992: Anna Karenina premieres in New York for 46 performances, based on the Leo Tolstoy classic. The play focuses on an unhappy married woman and her spoiled relationship with a Count. 

Sunday, August 25th 

1981: Rachel Bilson is born in Los Angeles. She made her prime time TV debut on The O.C. and then moved on to star in Hart of Dixie. 


1998: Lauryn Hill drops her debut single album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The album was recorded in and inspired by Jamaica, featuring reggae sounds, alongside blends of R& B, hip-hop, and doo-wop. Its themes focused on women’s lives and the complexity of relationships, winning five awards at the Grammys.

Saturday, August 24th

1981: Romantic heartthrob, Chad Michael Murray, is born, in Buffalo New York. He is known for roles in One Three Hill and A Cinderella Story. Prior to stardom he supported himself as a model for Gucci and Tommy Hilfiger. 

1987: “McDreamy” actor Patrick Dempsey, aged 21, marries his manager and acting coach, Rocky Parker, aged 47. The couple divorced in 1994, after seven years of marriage. 

Friday, August 23rd

1963: The Beatles release “She Loves You” as a single in the United Kingdom. The song was The Beatles best-selling single of all time in the UK. 

 

2014: American actress and philanthropist, Angelina Jolie, marries producer and actor, Brad Pitt, in France. After getting engaged in 2012, the couple finally tied the knot, having vowed to do so only after the legalization of gay marriage, with all of their children taking part in the wedding. 

Thursday, August 22nd

1862: Claude Debussy, composer of romantic classics “Clair de Lune” and “La Mer” is born in France. 

1954: Shakespeare’s classic play Romeo and Juliet is reworked into a movie directed by Renato Castellani and starring Laurence Harvey and Susan Shentell. The movie version of the play wins a Golden Lion at the 15th Venice Film Festival.

Wednesday, August 21st

1978: The first gay themed television-based film, Matlovich vs US Air Force, premiers. The movie is based on the true story of Leonard Matlovich, an U.S. Air Force sergeant, who was dismissed from the force for being gay. 

1983: The play La Cage aux Folles, a musical based on a film about gay couple’s struggle to fit in with their son’s fiancée’s ultraconservative family, opens at Palace Theater in New York City. The story captivated audiences for over 1750 performances. 

Tuesday, August 20th

2011: Pop culture icon Kim Kardashian marries NBA basketball player Kris Humphries in a dreamy television wedding, in Montecito, California. After only 72 days of marriage, Kim filed for divorce and began dating longtime friend and rapper Kayne West, to whom she is now married with four children. 

 

2012: Phyllis Diller, groundbreaking female comedian, dies of natural causes at 95, in her home, in California. She was the first female comedian to openly discuss plastic surgery, female struggles and the status quo of gender and sexuality.

Monday, August 19th

1883: French fashion designer, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, is born in Saumur, France. She was the founder of Chanel and is known for helping to liberate women’s style from the pre-World War 1 corseted silhouettes and ushered in sporty-chic looks for women. 
 

1979: The Knack’s debut single, “My Sharonna” hits #1 and remained there for 42 days. The song took 15 minutes to write and was inspired by Fieger’s 17-year-old girlfriend, Sharonna, as he wanted to profess his love to her. 

Sunday, August 18th

1572: Henry IV of France marries his second cousin Margaret of Valois. He annulled the marriage, due to her inability to have children. He remarried a year later and had six kids with his new wife. 

 

1958: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is published. Despite the content of the book--the question of rape and consensual sex between a stepfather and his preteen stepdaughter--it is continually ranked as one of the most beloved books of all times. 

Saturday, August 17th

1891: NYC opens its first public bathhouse, with showers. It is called People’s Bath and changes the levels of intimacy between New Yorkers in the summer heat.

1893: Sex icon, actress, singer, and comedian Mae West is born in Brooklyn. She is known for her breezy, bawdy, sexual independence after penning, directing, and starring in her own Broadway musical entitled Sex.

Friday, August 16th

1954: Director of nontraditional romance films Titanic and Avatar, James Cameron, is born in Ontario. Cameron’s success with Titanic, which was the highest grossing film of all time coming in at $1.84 billion worldwide, was only surpassed in 2009 by his most recent blockbuster, Avatar.

 1985: “The Queen of Pop” Madonna marries actor Sean Penn on her 27thbirthday. The two had only known each other six months. In 1986, she dedicated her third album, True Blue, to him before his violent tendencies drove a wedge between them and divorce proceedings began.

Thursday, August 15th

1769: Napoleon Bonaparte, leader of the French military and Emperor is born in France. He later weds a 32-year-old widow at 26, who he renames Josephine because he did not like her birth name, Rose.

 1990: American super-actress Jennifer Lawrence is born in Louisville, Kentucky. She has consistently been the highest paid actress in the world and opts to play quirky and strong women, in complicated romances, due to her belief in female equality.

Wednesday, August 14th

1959: Earvin “Magic” Johnson is born in Michigan. He is known for being a three-time NBA MVP alongside being HIV positive, for which he has raised massive funds and awareness, within both the straight and LGBTQ+ communities.

 1965: Model and fitness superstar Jane Fonda marries producer and director Roger Vadim in Las Vegas. After filing for divorce in 1973, Fonda married activist Tom Hayden.

Tuesday, August 13th

1860: Annie Oakley, American sharp shooter, is born in Ohio. Her talent was noticed when she won a shooting match against the traveling-show marksman Frank Butler, at the ripe age of 15. The two later married after she outshot him for $100. 

 

1994: Actor Alan Thicke marries former Miss World Gina Marie Tolleson. The two were married for nine years and Gina Marie acted as a stepmother to future “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thick and his brother, Brennan.

Monday, August 12th

1992: English model, Cara Delevingne, is born in London. She has appeared in many romance films such as Paper Towns, and Suicide Squad, while using her platform to preach LGBTQ+ rights.

 2011: Rock star John Mellencamp’s third marriage fails. He files for an amicable divorce from his model wife, Elaine Irwin, after 18 years of marriage and two sons, and is currently back dating his ex, Meg Ryan.

Sunday, August 11th

 

1956: Jackson Pollock, renowned expressionist artist, was killed at the age of 44. He was drunk driving and totaled his car with his mistress, Ruth Kligman, at his side. She survived, and later went on to have a relationship with artist William De Kooning. 

1983: Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor known for his roles in Thor and The Avengers is born. His younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, juat separated fromm his wife Miley Cyrus. 

 

Saturday, August 10th

 

1942: Betsy Johnson, fashion designer, is born in Wethersfield, Connecticut. She is known for her feminine and whimsical style of clothing. 

1986: Me & My Girl opens on Broadway’s Marquis Theater and runs for 1420 performances. The show features a couple that has to overcome economic and social difficulties to be welcomed into society.

 

Friday, August 9th

 

1963: Singer Whitney Houston is born in Newark, New Jersey. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time despite her career being cut short due to her death at 48. 

1997: Tim McGraw releases “Just to See You Smile” about his wife Faith Hill. The song becomes the Billboard Song of the Year in 1998. 

 

Thursday,  August 8th

 

1998: Shawn Mendes, teen heart throb and singer-songwriter, is born in Toronto, Canada. His songs tend to focus on the trials and tribulations of romance. 

2001: Actor Tom Cruise and Actress Nicole Kidman divorce. The two had been married for 10 years, after meeting on the Days of Thunder set.

 

Wednesday, August 7th

 

1606: Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth is possibly performed in the Great Hall’s Hampton Court Palace. King James I looked on while Macbeth’s wife used her cunning to craft the downfall of her family. 

1954: Musical genius Johnny Cash marries his first wife, Vivian Liberto, at 22. Vivian filed for divorce in 1966 due to his alcoholic ways and his cheating tendencies. She raised their four kids on her own following the divorce.

 

Tuesday, August 6th

 

1637: Ben Jonson dies at 65. He was a famous English playwright and poet who popularized plays of comedy, which feature romance. He was known to be only the second best in England for plays and literature behind Shakespeare.

1911: Lucille Ball is born in Jamestown, New York. She stared, and self-produced a series of Lucy Shows such as I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Life with Lucy. Her television studio, DesiLu, which she started with her first husband, produced hits such as Star Trek and Mission Impossible. She was one of the first female television entrepreneurs.

 

Monday, August 5th

 

1962: Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeanne Mortenson, is found dead at 36. She was an American movie star, sex symbol, and blonde bombshell who was found dead due to an apparent self-inflicted drug overdose on her bed by her psychiatrist. 

1964: Director Mel Brooks marries actresses Anne Bancroft. The two wed at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau and stayed together until Bancroft’s death in 2005. 

Sunday, August 4th

 

2001: Pierce Brosnan, James Bond actor, marries TV journalist and hostess Keely Shaye Smith. The two wed in the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in Ireland, 

2015: Muppet’s stars Miss Piggy and longtime boyfriend Kermit the Frog announced their split on Twitter. Miss Piggy claims to be dating co-star Topher Grace while Kermit is dating a sow named Grace.

 

Saturday, August 3rd

 

1926: Tony Bennet, born Anthony Dominick Benedetto, is born in Queens, New York. He is known for having released almost 70 albums which feature songs such as “I Left my Heart in San Francisco” and “Because of You.” 

2015: Singer and designer Gwen Stefani divorcees Gavin Rossdale, fellow artist, after 13 years of marriage. The two were married in two different ceremonies and have three kids together.

 

Friday, August 2nd

1865: Lewis Carroll publishes his “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland.” The series was originally created as a gift to a little girl named Alice. 

1997: Kelsey Grammer, Frazier actor, marries Playboy model Camille Donatacci in Malibu. The two divorced in 2011 under the scrutiny of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill’s audience, during which the episode about the divorce was the highest rated episode of the season.

 

Thursday, August 1st

1942: Actress Janet Leigh marries her childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle in Reno, Nevada. The pair were 14 and 18, respectively, and got divorced the same year. 

1976: Elizabeth Taylor finalizes her sixth divorce, out of her total of eight. This was her second divorce from fellow actor Richard Burton. Their first divorce took place two years before.

 

Wednesday, July 31st

1976: Renowned singer Natalie Cole marries Marvin Yancy, songwriter. Cole is the daughter of Nat King Cole. 

1988: The last Playboy club closes. It was located in Lansing, Michigan. In 2014, a Playboy-themed lounge was put into a hotel in Los Angeles.

 

Tuesday, July 30th

1997: Andy Gibb’s “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song stayed there from mid-July to September. 

2007: Pop superstar Britney Spears files for divorce from Kevin Federline after only two years of marriage. The two had a reality TV show together called Britney & Kevin: Chaotic, which was comprised of home videos. 

 

Monday, July 29th

1981: Prince Charles of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. The wedding results in a messy marriage, and divorce, with affairs on both sides.

 

2000: Jennifer Aniston marries fellow actor Brad Pitt in a private ceremony in Malibu, California. The wedding ends with Brad Pitt’s speculated cheating and subsequent marriage to Angelina Jolie. 

 

Sunday, July 28th

 

1950: Actress Bette Davis weds Gary Merrill in Mexico. He was eight years her junior. 

1992: Mary J. Blige drops her debut album What’s the 411. Puff Daddy helped produced the album which led Blige to become one of the most popular R&B singers of this generation. 

 

Saturday, July 27th

 

1890:  Dutch Artist Vincent van Gogh wounds himself with a self-inflicted gunshot. The artist dies, in Auvers-sur-Oise, two days later. 

1997: The Marquis Theater wraps up Victor/Victoria after 738 performances. The play highlights the LGBTQ community while Julie Andrews received Tony nominees for her performance as the lead. 

 

Friday, July 26th

1755: Giacomo Casanova, a man whose name is synonymous with “womanizer,” is arrested for indecency and imprisoned at the Doge’s Palace. 

1991: Paul Reubens, better known as Pee Wee Herman, is arrested. Herman was found exposing himself at an adult movies theater in Florida.

 

Thursday, July 25th

1933: Duke Ellington plays in the first live Dutch radio concert which ushers in a new era of radio’s importance. 

1964: Here’s Love, a musical based on Miracle on 34th Street,  closes its curtains for the final time at the Shubert Theater.

 

Wednesday, July 24th

 1917: the trial of a Dutch seductress and exotic dancer Mata Hari starts in Paris. She was allegedly spying for Germany and caused the death of over 50,000 soldiers.

1969: Jennifer Lopez, JLo, is born in The Bronx. She is known for her Latin flair in singing, dancing and acting. 

Tuesday, July 23rd

1973, Monica Lewinsky is born. She is known for her affair with President Bill Clinton when she was a White House intern.

 

1986, Britain’s Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey. They divorced in May, 1996.

Monday, July 22nd

 

1932, Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer is born in the Dominican Repubic.

1992, Selena Gomez, international pop sensation is born.

 

Sunday, July 21st

 

1976- premiers on Broadway for the first of its 239 performances. The show is one of the first of its kind to be able to successfully highlight the complexities of mob romance.

2010- Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr secretly marries actor Orlando Bloom. The divorced three years later, and have a son.

 

Saturday, July 20th

 

 1968, Jane Asher breaks off her engagement with Paul McCartney of the Beatles, on BBC. The two had been together for five years before Asher found him in bed with an American, Francie Schwartz 

2015, the seemingly perfect couple of country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert divorce after only four years of marriage.

 

Friday, July 19th

 

1553, Lady Jane Grey is replaced as the Queen of England by Mary I. She spent only nine days on the throne before being considered illegitimate, due to the nature of her parents’ relationship, and was usurped.

2014, Adam Levine, Maroon 5’s lead vocalist, married Behati Prinsloo, Victoria’s Secret Model, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The two have two daughters together.

 

Thursday, July 18th

 

1970, The Boy Friend revival closes at The Ambassador Theater on Broadway, starring Laugh-In’s Judy Carne. When the romantic musical first opened on Broadway in 1954, it was the American stage debut of Julie Andrews. In 2003, Julie Andrews made her directorial debut with a production of The Boy Friend at the Bay Street Theater in Long Island.

1992, “I Will Always Love You” singer Whitney Houston marries Bobby Brown which leads to a tumultuous relationship.

 

Wednesday, July 17th

 

1947, Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles of Wales, is born in London. Camilla’s complex relationship with Prince Charles set the stage for his divorce from Princess Diana. Prince Charles and Camilla dated in the 60’s and then got officially married in 2005.

1952, 80’s heartthrob David Hasselhoff is born in Baltimore. 

Tuesday, July 16th

 

1911, Ginger Rogers is born in Missouri. She becomes one half of the 30’s hit dance couple Astaire and Rogers and later pursues acting when the couple split.

1994, Anna Nicole Smith, a 26-year-old Playmate of the year, married 89-year-old J. Howard Marshall II. It was said she never kissed him, had sex with him or lived with him, yet she claimed she loved him despite the age difference.

 

Monday, July 15th

 

1996, Prince Charles of Wales and Princess Diana of Wales sign divorce papers after the Queen sends letters encouraging them to divorce. The Prime Minister and senior Privy Counselors agreed after two weeks of discussion. This is the first divorce in the history of the British monarchy.

 

 

2005, the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, which stars Vince Vaugh and Owen Wilson, hits theaters.

 

Sunday, July 14th

 

1790, Louis XVI and wife Marie Antoinette hold the first Fête de la Fédération to romanticize the progress of the French Révolution.

 

1870, Mary Todd Lincoln, widow of American president Abraham Lincoln, is awarded a lifetime pension of $3,000 due to her husband’s assassination while president.

 

Saturday, July 13th

 

1939, heartthrob Frank Sinatra’s first record debuts. He was paid $125 a week for over 40 recordings produced in Chicago.

2009, Shakira’s “She Wolf” drops revealing Shakira’s dissatisfaction with her partner. It receives international acclaim and helped promote her eighth international album.

 

Friday, July 12th

 

1904, Pablo Neruda is born in Chile. He is known for his passionate love poems such as Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. 

1918, Pablo Picasso marries Olga Khokhola, a dancer who introduced Picasso to high society. The two have a son, who became his father’s chauffeur. Due to an affair their marriage was annulled, but they separated, rather than divorced, as Picasso could then avoid the French law that required an even division of wealth. The two remained married until Olga died in 1955. 

 

Thursday, July 11th

 

2000, a new vaccine to help fight the HIV crisis is released, giving the

those affected hope for the first time.

2009, Step It Up co-actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan marry in Malibu California. The two met on the set of the movie and both are dancers. They have a daughter and announced their divorce in April of 2018. 

Wednesday, July 10th

 

1985, Playboy and Penthouse print nude pictures of Madonna.

2012, The American Episcopal Church is the first church to approve the rites of gay marriage. 

Tuesday, July 9th

 

1540, English King Henry VIII annuls his marriage of six months with his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves due to not yet having consummated the marriage.

1842, Nathaniel Hawthorn, writer of The Scarlet Letter,  marries Sophia Peabody, in her family’s Boston home. Hawthorn was often speculated to be gay, due to the nature of his relationship with renowned author Herman Melville. 

 

Monday, July 8th

 

1994- preliminary trial directs there is ample evidence to try O.J. Simpson for the murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown, and her boyfriend, Ron Goldman. 

 

1999- J.K. Rowling publishes Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the U.K., a story she created as a love letter to her children’s childhood bedtime stories.

 

Sunday, July 7th

 

1967- the Beatles’ released the single “All You Need is Love” which was a simple message heard  the world.

2007- actress Eva Longoria marries NBA player Tony Parker, in a civil service in Paris. The two divorced in 2010, after Longoria found hundreds of texts from Erin Barry, who was married to Brent Barry, Parker’s former basketball teammate. 

 

Saturday, July 6th

1907- Frida Kahlo, a surrealist painter known for her complicated paintings and relationship with Diego Rivera, is born in Mexico.

2016- NFL quarterback Russel Wilson marries popstar Ciara in England’s Peckforton Castle.

 

Friday, July 5th

1957- Frank Sinatra divorces actress Ava Gardner after being married for six years. She was his second wife.

1946, the newest thing in beachwear is debuted by Louis Reard when his bikini swimsuit design takes the runway in Paris.

Thursday, July 4th

 

1989- Drew Barrymore, at age 14, attempts suicide after staring in the romantic comedy and where she was criticized for her sexual roles.

1999- soccer star David Beckham marries former Spice Girl singer/ designer Victoria (Adams) Beckham at Luttrellstown’s Castle, which sports a whopping 560-acres outside of Dublin. The two have four children together. 

2015- former co-actors Ashton Kutcher marries Mila Kunis. Both were stars on That 70’s Show and rekindled their friendship after their own divorces. He was her first kiss ever during the filming of the show. The two have two children together.

 

Wednesday, July 3rd

 

1951- poet Maya Angelou marries Tosh J. Angelos. Both families disapproved of the interracial relationship and which lasted until 1954.

 

2005- Spain’s national law legalizes same-sex marriage.

 

Tuesday, July 2nd

 

1953, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain is crowned queen. She had previously stood in for her father, King George VI, during the years leading up to his death. Sixteen months later she was crowned in Westminster Abbey. She is the longest reigning British monarch at 67 years and counting, having beaten Queen Victoria’s record of 63 years and seven months in 2019.

 

1955, the popular Broadway play Seventh Heaven closes after 44 performances at ANTA Theater. The romantic play centered on a young girl falling in love in France, during World War I. 

1956, Elvis records two of his hits “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog.” “Hound Dog” and Elvis’ dance moves were supposed to rouse the sexuality of the youth according to the F.B.I. 

 

Monday, July 1st

 

1961- Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, was born to noble British parents. She later became the first wife of Prince Charles of Wales and is known as The People’s Princess. 

 

1972- England holds its first Gay pride march. 

 

2011- actors Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson divorce, after two years of marriage. It is speculated that Reynold’s relationship with Blake Lively, who he met in early 2010, is the reason behind the split. 

 

Sunday, June 30th 

 

1975 – Cher gets married to Gregg Allman. This occurs only four days after her divorce from Sonny Bono.  They had a child, Elijah Blue, who is a musician like his father.

2012—Alec Baldwin marries Hilaria Thomas at New York City’s St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Hilaria is from Spain and worked as a yoga instructor in NYC before having four children together. 

 

Saturday, June 29th 

 

1854 – English writer Charlotte Bronte weds Arthur Bell Nicholls. She had initially turned down the proposal before finally accepting it due to overwhelming feelings developing towards him. 

2012- Katie Holmes, American actress, files to divorce actor/producer Tom Cruise over religious beliefs and differences over their daughter’s upbringing. Cruise is a prominent scientologist which caused riffs in the relationship. 

 

Friday, June 28th 

 

2008 – Golf star Greg Norman married former tennis legend Chris Evert in the Bahamas. Evert had an affair which lead to their divorce in 2009. 

2010—Sandra Bullock files to divorce Jesse James after only five years of marriage. She has since adopted two children on her own, although the first adoption was supposed to be with James. 

Thursday, June 27th 

 

1992 – Andrea Bocelli marries Enrica Cenzatti. The two met in a piano bar and had two children together. 

2007 – Baywatch actress and former Playmate Donna D’Errico files to divorce Motley Crue bass player Nikki Sixx. The two were married for nine years before their split. 

 

Wednesday, June 26th 

 

1915 – T. S. Eliot marries Vivienne Haigh-Wood in London. He later claimed the marriage was only for his own ability to stay in London. 

1975 – After a successful music career together, Cher divorces Sonny Bono. The two had been fighting since 1972 but kept up their public appearance together until 1974. 

 

Tuesday, June 25th 

 

1999 – Jean-Claude Van Damme marries Gladys Portugues in Belgium. The pair had a son in the marriage before Van Damme started an affair. 

2006 – Nicole Kidman marries Keith Urban in Australia. The pair wed at the Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel. 

 

Monday, June 24th 

 

1971 – McCabe and Mrs. Miller stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. The movie features a song by Leonard Cohen. 

 

2010 – Megan Fox marries 90210 actor Brian Austin Green in Hawaii. The two began dating when Fox was 18 and were engaged once before calling it off in 2009. 

 

Sunday, June 23rd

 

1954 – Fellow law student Ruth Bader Ginsburg marries Martin Ginsburg. The pair worked together in only one case, which was documented in the movie On The Basis of Sex. 

 

1955 – Lady & the Tramp is released to theaters by Walt Disney. The movie showcases the romance of an upper-class female cocker spaniel and a stray mutt male who fall in love despite their differences. 

 

Saturday, June 22nd 

 

2011—Daniel Craig marries Rachel Weisz in a New York based private ceremony. The two had been close friends for many years before dating in 2010. 

2013 – NeNe Leakes, known for her appearances on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, marries ex-husband Gregg Leakes. The pair had only divorced two years earlier before rekindling their relationship. 

 

Friday, June 21st

 

1930 – Future Titanic actress Gloria Stuart, who played Rose in her old age, marries a sculptor, Blair Gordon Newell. 

1998 – Macaulay Culkin is 17 when he marries Broadway performer Rachel Miner. The bride was also 17 during their Connecticut wedding. 

 

Thursday, June 20th

 

1837 – Queen Victoria becomes ascends the British throne at the age of 18. She held the throne for 63 years until 1901. She was the longest reigning British monarch until this year, when Queen Elizabeth exceeded her reign.

1987 – Johnny Carson marries for the fourth time. His marriage to Alexis Mass lasted until his death in 2005. 

 

Wednesday, June 19th

 

1942 – Marilyn Monroe is 16 when she marries her first husband, a 21-year-old policeman named James Dougherty. The pair divorced in 1946. 

1999 – Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, marries Sophie Rhys-Jones at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel. All his brothers had been married at West Minster Abbey, but had ended in divorce, thus the use of St. George’s Chapel.

 

Tuesday, June 18th

 

1953 – Martin Luther King marries fellow civil rights activist Coretta Scott. The pair had four children before Martin’s assassination in 1968.

 

1994 – The Gay Games make their opening in New York City. The games started in 1982 in San Francisco before commemorating the Stone Wall Riots’ 25th anniversary in NYC. 

 

Monday, June 17th

 

1997 – Philanthropist Grace Hightower marries Robert De Niro at their home in Marbletown, New York. 

2008 – This is the first day that same-sex marriage is legal in California. Hundreds of couples wed on the day to celebrate. 

 

Sunday, June 16th

 

1956 – British Poet Ted Hughes weds Sylvia Plath in London. The pair were both successful poets before meeting and quickly getting married.

 

1991—Gershwin Theater’s closes Fiddler on the Roof after over 240 performances. It has since been revived many times.

Saturday, June 15th

 

1777 – Betsy Ross, American seamstress, marries Joseph Ashburn. This was her second marriage by the age of 25. 

2002 – Charlie Sheen marries Denise Richards in California. The wedding had a rose arch with over 1000 flowers.

 

Friday, June 14th

 

1977 – Twiggy Lawson, iconic English model marries actor Michael Witney. The two remained married until his death in 1983. 

1999 – Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott. This is the first of their weddings.

Thursday, June 13th

 

1625 – Charles the first, the English King, married the French princess Henriette. The marriage was not thought highly of due to it being within a Roman Catholic setting. 

2012 – The Amazing Spider-Man with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone makes its premiere at the Tokyo Film Festival. The two went on to date until 2015 after meeting on set. 

 

Wednesday, June 12th

 

1970 – Fleetwood Mac’s drummer Mick Fleetwood marries Jenny Boyd. Weston, another band member, later had an affair with Jenny. 

1999—David Arquette marries Friends actress Courtney Cox after the two met on the set of Scream. The two have a daughter together with Jennifer Aniston as a godmother. 

 

Tuesday, June 11th

1988 – Cher’s “We All Sleep Alone” hits #14 on the charts. The song was performed on her tours and had a music video that went along with it. 

2002 – Paul McCartney marries Heather Mills in Ireland’s Castle Leslie. The pair had one child together before a divorce in 2006. 

Monday, June 10th

1967 – Margrethe II marries Prince Henrik of Denmark. The pair wed at the Naval Church of Copenhagen. 

1993 – The Broadway play She Loves Me makes it opening premiere at NYC’s Criterion Theater and became the first Broadway musical to be live-streamed. The musical is the third adaptation of the 1937 play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo following the 1940 James Stewart/Margaret Sullivan film The Shop Around the Corner and the 1949 Judy Garland/Van Johnson musical version In the Good Old Summertime. It resurfaced in 1998 as the Tom Hank/Meg Ryan feature You’ve Got Mail written by Nora Ephron. The show ran for 61 shows. 

 

Sunday, June 9th

 

1991 – Bruce Springsteen marries one of his backup singers, Patty Scialfa. The two had initially met through a mutual friend. 

1993 – What’s Love Got to Do with It makes its way to theaters. The story is about Tina and Ike Turner’s turbulent lives.

 

Saturday,  June 8th

 

1984 – Australia’s New South Wales proclaims it is legal for men to be a homosexual. It has always been legal for women to be homosexuals in the state. 

2013 – Princess of Sweden, Madeleine, marries Christopher O’Neill in Stockholm’s Royal Palace Church. The pair have three children together. 

 

Friday, June 7th

 

1996 – All My Children’s Julia and Noah get married. The pair represented a dynamic couple going through a lot to end up together.

2003 – Edward Burns and Christy Turlington marry in San Francisco’s St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church. 

 

Thursday, June 6th

1971—Yoko Ono and John Lennon make an unannounced appearance in NYC. The pair showed up to the Fillmore East and continued to pop up around the city all year. 

2007 – Spice Girl Mel B married Stephen Belafonte in Las Vegas. The pair divorced in 2017. 

 

Wednesday, June 5th

1981 – The United States AIDS epidemic kicks off as the CDC announces that five different homosexual men have come down with pneumonia. The pandemic started in L.A. before spreading elsewhere.

1993—Mariah Carey marries for the first time. She wed the powerful CEO of Sony Music, Tommy Mottola, before they split in 1997.

 

Tuesday, June 4th

1942 – Mrs Miniver is first released to theaters in the United States before winning Best Picture in 1943. The movie is based on Jan Struther’s novel about a middle-class family struggling through the war while the husband is away fighting the war. 

1992 – Steve Irwin marries scientist and naturalist Terri Ranies in Oregon. The two remained married until his death in 2006.

 

Monday, June 3rd

2001—Tina Fey marries her Saturday Night Live composer Jeff Richmond. The two wed in a Greek Orthodox ceremony in Philadelphia. The couple have two daughters.

2013 – “Royals” is released by Lorde as her debut single. The song came off of her EP “The Love Club."

 

Sunday, June 2nd

1979 – The first bill that gives homosexuals rights is signed by L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley. The bill prohibited discrimination against homosexuals in businesses. 

2012 – Drew Barrymore marries writer Will Kopelman in California. The two have two children, but divorced in 2016.

 

Saturday, June 1st

1533 – Anne Boleyn is crowned the Queen of England. She received the crown as the second wife to King Henry the VIII before she was later beheaded. 

1949—Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz for the second time. Their first and second marriages ended in divorce. 

 

Friday, May 31st 

1992—Crazy for You wins Best Musical at the 46th Tony Awards. The show follows a group of lovestruck boys in the 1930’s. 

2014—Melissa Etheridge marries Linda Wallem in California. The pair were dating for a year and a half before tying the knot. 

 

Thursday, May 30th

1966—Dolly Parton marries Carl Dean in Georgia. The pair have been married over 50 years and renewed their vows in 2016. 

2000—Couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw win big at the 35th Academy of Country Music Awards. The two even get nominated together for Vocal Event of the Year, “Let’s Make Love.” 

 

Wednesday, May 29th

1976—Johnny Cash’s song “One Piece at a Time,” hits #29 on the Billboard 100. The song was the very last of Cash to hit the Billboard Hot 100. 

2010—Shania Twain files to divorce Robert John Lange. He first heard her music and then offered to help her produce it when she was just taking off. 

 

Tuesday, May 28th

1533—England’s King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s marriage is voided by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Five days later he revalidated the marriage. 

2010—Alicia Keys’ single “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” is dropped. The song wins Billboard Song of the Year. 

 

Monday, May 27th

2003—Angelina Jolie files to divorce Billy Bob Thornton. The two had an eccentric relationship including wearing each other’s blood in jewelry around their neck. 

2012—Amour wins the Palme d’Or at the 65th Cannes Film Fest. The film follows an older couple whose life is falling apart 

Sunday, May 26th

1994—Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley. The daughter of Elvis had known Jackson since 1975 and later reconnected through mutual friends. 

1998—The date is set for Paula Jones’ sexual harassment trial against President Bill Clinton. The case gained traction after his affair with Monica Lewinsky. 

 

Saturday. May 25th

1898—Milton Hershey, chocolatier, marries Catherine Sweeney in NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The pair died childless. 

1991—LaTour’s “People Are Still Having Sex,” reaches #35 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song tries to talk about safe sex and how to do it. 

 

Friday, May 24th

2014—Rapper Kayne West marries socialite Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy. The pair have three children together and were friends for years before their marriage. 

2016—Bill Cosby must stand trial for a sexual assault case in Norristown PA. He was found guilty in 2018 and will be in prison for 3-10 years. 

 

Thursday, May 23rd

2004—Singer Michelle Branch marries Teddy Landau in Mexico. He is her bass player and the pair has a child together. 

 

2016—Amber Heard divorces Johnny Depp. The pair met on set of The Rum Diary in 2011. 

 

Wednesday, May 22nd

1907—Laurence Olivier is born in Surrey, England. He goes on to act in Rebecca, Hamlet, and The Jazz Singer. 

2001—Jane Fonda files to divorce third husband and CNN founder Ted Turner. The pair believed their 10 year marriage was broken. 

 

Tuesday, May 21st

1990—Wild at Heart is awarded the Palm d’Or at the 43rd Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern as a couple who are running away from a possessive mother. 

 

1998—Supermodel Cindy Crawford marries Rande Gerber in the Bahamas. The two have two children together and the entire family has done professional modeling work. 

 

Monday, May 20th

1979—Barrymore Theater NYC closes I Love My Wife after a whopping 864 performances. The show follows two couples who have known each other and are considering a ménage-a-quatre. 

 

2017—Pippa Middleton marries James Matthews in Englefield, Berkshire. The two have a child. 

 

Sunday, May 19th

1536—Anne Boleyn is beheaded at the Tower of London. As the second wife of King Henry VIII, she was beheaded due to charges of incest, treason and adultery. 

 

2018—American actress Meaghan Markle weds Prince Harry in Windsor Castle. She is now formally a member of the British royal family. 

 

Saturday, May 18th

2007—Singer Amy Winehouse marries Blake Fielder-Civil in Miami. The pair had a complicated and abusive relationship until 2009.

 

2018—Love Yourself: Tear by Korean pop boy band BTS sells over 135,000 albums in its first week. 

 

Friday, May 17th

1536—Four of Anne Boleyn’s lovers are executed for adultery. She died two days later. 

 

1923—Marlene Dietrich marries assistant director Rudolf Sieber in Berlin. The two had one child and remained together until his death. 

 

Thursday, May 16th

1836—A 26-year-old Edgar Allan Poe weds his 13-year-old cousin, who died of tuberculosis nine years later and was said to be the inspiration for Annabel Lee. 

 

2001—Mulholland Drive premieres at the Cannes Film Festival. The film revolves around the complicated life and relationship of a dark-haired woman. 

Wednesday, May 15th

1965—Director Martin Scorsese marries Laraine Brennan in NYC. The pair has a daughter together. 

 

2004—Shrek 2 makes its premiere at France’s Cannes Film Festival. Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon only to have to charm her parents. 

 

Tuesday, May 14th

1942 - The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established by an act of the U.S. Congress.

 

1996—Antonio Banderas marries Melanie Griffith in Westminister’s register office, London. The two met while filming Two Much. 

 

Monday, May 13th

1978—“Angel” has its final of five shows at Minskoff Theater in NYC. The show was about a relationship between a mother and son and how they can keep their life in check. 

1991—“Like a Virgin,” is sang to Jose Canseco at Yankee Stadium. He was rumored to be dating Madonna at the time. 

 

Sunday, May 12th

1641—Fourteen year old Prince Willem II marries nine-year-old English Princess Mary Henrietta Stuart. The two combine the Stuart families and the Oranges.

 

2004—Actress Ali Landry files to divorce actor Mario Lopez due to infidelity.  The pair met at a pageant where she was a contestant and he was the host before the two-week marriage folded. 

 

Saturday, May 11th

1994—Nineteen year old Drew Barrymore divorces 31-year-old Jeremy Thomas. The two had wed only two months earlier. 

 

1994—Grease, the musical, makes its opening night at the Eugene O’Neill Theater. The show had Brooke Shields and Rosie O’Donnell starring as Rizzo. 

Friday May, 10th

1986—Tommy Lee of Motley Crue marries actress Heather Locklear. The two divorced in 1993 and pursued new romances shortly after. 

 

2011—“Lovestrong” is released by Christina Perri. Her debut it’s single “Jar of Hearts,” Perri was signed to Atlantic Records for the album. 

 

Thursday, May 9th

1987—Actor Tom Cruise marries his first wife, actress Mimi Rogers. She introduced him to The Church of Scientology and divorced him in 1990.

 

2012—US President Barack Obama announces he supports same-sex marriage. Legislation to make same-sex marriage legal is passed in 2015. 

 

Wednesday, May 8th

1882—La Belle Russe makes its premiere in NYC. The play was later adapted to be a silent film.

 

1970—The Beatles album Let It Be is released in the UK. It is their 12th and final studio album due to their break-up. 

 

Tuesday, May 7th

1960—St James’ Theater ends it run Flower Drum Song, after 602 performances. The plot circulates around a young Asian man’s struggle to find a suitable wife. 

 

2018—Met Gala opens their 2018 with theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Anna Wintour hosts party-goers such as Donatella Versace, Madonna, Blake Lively, and Rihanna. 

 

Monday, May 6th

1950—An 18-year-old Elizabeth Taylor marries her first husband, Conrad Hilton. The two wed in Beverly Hills. MGM Grand organized the ceremony and reception. 

 

1987—Gary Hart claims he didn’t have an affair with model Donna Rice. The rumored affair was enough to end Hart’s presidential nomination run. 

 

Sunday, May 5th

1941—Coco Chanel released Chanel No. 5. Chanel wanted to create a scent that was more complicated then classical perfumes. 

 

2000—Angelina Jolie marries 20 years her senior Billy Bob Thornton in The Little Church of the West Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Thornton courted Jolie after ending his engagement to Laura Dern. 

 

Saturday, May 4th

1990—Angela Bowie says that her ex-husband David Bowie slept with Mick Jagger. The two had divorced in 1978 due to adultery. 

 

2013—English actress, Keira Knightley, marries English musician James Righton in France. The pair have a child together after meeting in 2011. 

 

Friday, May 3rd

1995—My Thing of Love makes its Broadway opening at NYC’s Beck Theater. This dark comedy is about a marital triangle in which the wife tries to save the marriage, the husband seeks self-understanding and the waif-like mistress craves attention. The show runs for 16 performances before closing.

 

2003—Actor Matt LeBlanc marries Melissa McKnight in Hawaii. The two met in 1997 and were engaged the next year. 

 

Thursday, May 2nd

1997—Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is released. The movie spoof the James Bond films of the 60s and 70 with Mike Myers’ role as an awkward spy alongside his romance with Elizabeth Hurley. 

 

2015—American actress Amy Adams marries longtime partner Darren Le Gallo in California. The two had met in acting class in 2001 before becoming engaged in 2008. 

 

Wednesday, May 1st

1967—Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu, an actress, in Las Vegas’ Aladdin Hotel. The marriage failed within five years but left Elvis devastated. They had one daughter, Lisa Marie.

 

1978—Model Bianca Jagger files to divorce Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger. They were married for eight years and had a daughter, Jade,  but Bianca filed for divorce in the grounds of adultery as he was with model Jerry Hall. 

 

Tuesday, April 30th 

1695—William Congreve’s comedy Love for Love opens in London. Main character Ben attempts to marry the women of his choice through a series of errors. 

2008—Mariah Carey, singer, marries rapper Nick Cannon on Bahamian Island Windermere. The two have twins and divorced in 2016. 

 

Monday, April 29th

1967—Aretha Franklin drops single Respect. The song wins Billboard Song of the Year in 1967. 

2011—Crowned Prince William weds Catherine Middleton at Westminister Abbey. The royal wedding united the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have three children. 

Sunday, April 28th

1994—Lisa Marie Presley separates from Danny Keough. He was the guitarist in her band and she called him her music mentor. 

1966—The Sound of Music wins at the 38th Academy Awards. The film wins five awards. 

Saturday, April 27th

1867—Romeo et Juliette opens in Paris as an opera. The opera had four duets and opened at the Theatre Lyrique. 

1996—Actors Robin Wright and Sean Penn marry in Santa Monica. The two divorced in 2010.

 

Friday, April 26th

1923—English Prince Albert marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey. The two have two children together and reigned until 1952, when Queen Elizabeth took the throne. 

1994—Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey files to divorce his manager Rocky Parker. Dempsey became friends with Parker’s son during their marriage. 

 

Thursday, April 25th

1917—Ella Fitzgerald is born in Virginia. The jazz singer is known as the Queen of Jazz. 

2008—Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, TV personalities, marry in California. The two met on the TV show The Hills, and viewers watched their budding romance. 

Wednesday, April 24th

1558—Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland weds French crown prince Francois. She was the Queen of France for two years before his death. 

2007—Whitney Houston, most awarded female performer of all time, files to divorce Bobby Brown. The two had an awful 14-year marriage where Brown was abusive to Houston. 

Tuesday, April 23rd

1564—William Shakespeare is born in Stratford upon Avon, England. The English poet and playwright is among the most famous of all time. 

1992—British Princess Anne files to divorce first husband Mark Phillips

after 19 years of marriage. Within months of the divorce, Anne was remarried to her mother’s former equerry, Sir Timothy Laurence. 

 

Monday, April 22nd

1876—Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikosky finishes composing Swan Lake, the ballet. An initial failure, the show is now known as one of the most famous shows of all time. 

1923—Bettie Page is born in Nashville. She was an American pin-up model and called the “Queen of Pin-ups” along with the “Dark Angel.” 

 

Sunday, April 21st

1536—Thomas Cromwell starts to surmise Anne Boleyn’s downfall. It is projected that his influence with King Henry allowed him to convince him that Anne was unfaithful. 

1956—Elvis Presley has his first hit. Heartbreak Hotel, hits number one and remains there for seven weeks. 

Saturday, April 20th

1611—The first known performance of Macbeth occurs at the Globe Theatre. Simon Forman documents Shakespeare’s tragedy. 

1914—Erza Pound, poet, marries Dorothy Shakespear. Her parents did not like the marriage but allowed it as she had no other options. 

Friday, April 19th

1934—Child actress Shirley Temple makes her first movie appearance in Stand Up & Cheer. Her charm won her role after role, brightening up the dark times post-depression. 

1997—Andre Agassi, renowned tennis player, marries Brooke Shields in California. The pair were only married for two years before splitting. 

 

Thursday, April 18th

1956—Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco marry in a civil ceremony, their church wedding took place the following day. The two had two children together before Kelly’s death. 

2013—Iron Man 3 premieres in London. This movie explores the complex relationship between Iron Man and his girlfriend, Pepper Potts.

Wednesday, April 17th

1941—Doris Day marries first husband trombone player Albert Jorden. She married four times total. 

1977—I Love My Wife has its opening day at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in NYC. The show ran for 864 performances.  

Tuesday, April 16th

1913—Lester “Les” Tremayne is born in London. The Dream Wife and The Racket were among his most popular romances. 

2005—One Tree Hill co-stars Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray marry in Santa Monica, California. The two divorced a year later, making things at work very awkward, as they were an on-again off-again TV couple. 

Monday, April 15th

1987—Driving Miss Daisy premieres in NYC. The film explores the importance of friendship as a substitute to lovers long gone. 

2011- Christina Aguilera files to divorce music executive Jordan Bratman. The two have son together and were together for five years before their split. 

Sunday, April 14th

 

1970—Boy Friend makes it opening at Ambassador Theater. The show was Julie Andrews American debut and ran for 119 performances. 

1994—Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley publicly announce they will be divorcing. The two were married for nine years and had a daughter. 

 

Saturday, April 13th

 

1957—At the 11th Tony Awards My Fair Lady wins for outstanding musical. Judy Holiday wins leading actress for Bells are Ringing

1980—Grease has its last performance at the Broadhurst Theater in NYC after 3,388 performances. The show was revived many times and won countless awards. 

 

Friday, April 12th

1992—Streetcar Named Desire opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in NYC. The show runs for 137 performances. 

2014—Actress Ginnifer Goodwin marries Josh Dallas in LA. The two have two children together. 

Thursday,  April 11th

1689—William III and Mary II are declared the joint rulers of Ireland, Scotland and England. 

He married his cousin to ensure they maintained the crown. 

1992—Superman actor Christopher Reeves marries actress Dana Morosini in Massachusetts. The two remained together until his death in 2004. 

 

Wednesday, April 10th

1925—F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby is published. The novel is widely regarded as one of the best books of the 20th century. 

1995—Gentleman Prefer Blondes makes its opening at the Lyceum Theater in NYC. The show ran for 24 performances before closing. 

 

Tuesday, April 9th

2005—Charles, Princes of Wales, finally marries Camilla Parker Bowles. The two had been an item for a long time before their eventual marriage. 

2012—Marc Anthony files to divorce pop superstar Jennifer Lopez after their seven-year marriage. The two were long-time friends and had twins together

 

Monday, April 8th

1984—Lonely Lady wins at the fourth annual Golden Raspberry Awards. The movie chronicles a woman’s struggle to find a non-abusive relationship. 

1990—Aspects of Love premieres at Broadhurst Theater for 377 shows. The play was an adaptation of the book after a movie fell through. 

 

Sunday, April 7th

1805—Ludwig van Beethoven’s Eroica premieres. The concert is one of Beethoven’s best received and begins his creative expression. 

 

2003—Russell Crowe marries singer Danielle Spencer at his 560-acre farm in New South Wales, Australia. The two have two children together. 

 

Saturday, April 6th

1327—Italian superpoet Petrarch first sees beloved Laura. She became the center of his works and poetry chronically his obsession with her.  

 

2012—German model Heidi Klum files to divorce Seal, singer-songwriter. The two have three children together. 

 

 

Friday, April 5th

1614—Pocahontas, the daughter of chief Powhatan tribe, marries English colonist John Rolfe. Their relationship is romanticized in the movie Pocahontas

 

1895—Oscar Wilde loses his libel suit. The Marquess of Queensberry said he was engaging in homosexual practices with his son. 

 

Thursday, April 4th 

 

1958—Cheryl Crane stabs mother, Lana Turner’s boyfriend Johnny Stompanato to death. Turner was continually abused by Stompanto, who due to mob ties initially lied about his identity to date her before escalating to violence. 

 

2008—Beyoncé Knowles marries Jay-Z in a NYC penthouse. Despite cheating rumors against Jay-Z, the pair have stuck together and went on tour together this year, three children in tow. 

 

Wednesday, April 3rd

 

1920—F. Scott Fitzgerald marries Zelda Sayre n NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Both were writers and Scott frequently stole her works to publish as his own. 

 

1953—TV Guide publishes a picture of a baby on the front cover for their first issue. The baby is the new born of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

 

Tuesday, April 2nd

1977—Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours hits the number one spot and remains there for 31 weeks. They wanted to emulate past success with the 11th studio album but relationship break up made the process extremely difficult. 

 

1992—Hamlet opens for 45 performances at the Criterion Theater in NYC. Stephen Lang’s performance as Hamlet was not well received and the show received criticism for lack of direction. 

 

Monday, April 1st

527—Emperor Justin I dictates his nephew will be the co-ruler with him and then succeed him on the throne. The Byzantine Emperor Justin was married to Anastasius who died without children, so he passed the throne on to her family. 

 

1984—Movie director Joel Coen, of the Coen Brothers, marries Frances McDormand. The two have worked on countless films together, many with McDormand as the star. 

 

Sunday, March 31st

1999—Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger star in 10 Things I Hate About You. The movie is a modern reworking of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. 

 

2010—James Van Der Beek divorces Heather McComb. The pair was married for seven years before the split. 

 

Saturday, March 30th

1983—Run for your Wives premieres in London. A London cabbie with two wives must juggle his complex life with the help from neighbors to smooth things out with the wives. 

 

2004—Jennifer Garner divorces Scott Foley. Both have remarried, although Garner is divorced 

 

Friday, March 29th

1929—Ginger Rogers marries her dancing partner, Jack Pepper. She remarried four other times. 

 

2014—Same sex couples are free to marry in the UK. The Marriage Act of 2013 allows marriage for all same sex couples. 

 

Thursday, March 28th

1794—The Louvre opens to the public for viewing.

 

1996—Angelina Jolie marries Jonny Lee Miller. It is her second marriage, after Billy Bob Thorton. 

 

Wednesday, March 27th

1613—Nicholas Guy and wife have a child in Canada. It is the first English child to be born in Canada. 

 

1971—Mariah Carey is born in New York City. Her first five singles all top charts including, “Visions of Love” and “Emotions.” 

 

Tuesday, March 26th

1973—The Young and the Restless makes its TV soap premiere on CBS. The show has had over 11,000 episodes 

 

2011- Reese Witherspoon marries Jim Toth in California. It is Witherspoon’s second marriage and she has one son from it. 

 

Monday, March 25th

 

1969—Yoko Ono and John Lennon hold their first “bed-in” for peace. The pair used their 1969 marriage press to highlight the possibility of world peace. 

 

2005—Jennifer Aniston files to divorce Brad Pitt. He was rumored to be cheating on her with co-star and future wife Angelina Jolie. 

 

Sunday March 24th 

 

1603—James VI, the son of Mary Queen of Scots, is now King James I of England. The English and Scottish crowns are merged. 

 

1984—David Hasselhof marries One Life to Live star Catherine Hickland. Their marriage scene was recreated on Knight Rider season four. 

 

Saturday, March 23rd

 

1985—Singer/songwriter Billy Joel marries model Christie Brinkley. The two have one daughter before their divorce in 1994. 

 

2015—Kris and Bruce Jenner file to divorce after 13 years of marriage and two children. Their relationship was well documented on Keeping up with the Kardashians. 

 

Friday, March 22nd

 

1991—Pamela Smart is found guilty of brainwashing her student-lover to murder her husband. She was having sex with her student and told him that she would stop unless he killed her husband and used his friends to do it. 

 

1994—Tim McGraw’s second album is released, Not a Moment Too Soon. The album wins Billboard Album of the Year in 1994. 

 

Thursday, March 21st 

 

1940—Rebecca premieres in Miami. Hitchcock’s reworking of Daphne du Maurier’s book was his first American film and features a thrilling romance. 

 

1945—Humphrey Bogart marries Lauren Bacall at Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield’s country home in Ohio. The marriage lasted 11 years, until Bogart’s death. Bacall remarried actor Jason Robards after Bogart’s death. 

 

Wednesday March 20th 

 

1970—David Bowie marries model Angie Bowie in London. The pair later divorced, after having a son, Zowie Bowie, who changed his name to Duncan Jones as an adult, and has become a successful film director of such movies as Source Code and Warcraft. 

 

1995—The Beatles release “Baby It’s You.” It is the first single featuring all four Beatles in over 30 years. 

 

Tuesday, March 19th

 

1924—E.E. Cummings, American poet, marries Elaine Orr, a woman who was married to one of his Harvard classmates. The pair was only married nine months before the break-up despite Orr leaving her husband for Cummings and having a child out of wedlock with him. 

 

1964—The first day of shooting Goldfinger. Sean Connery and Shirley Eaton become the first iconic James Bond and Bond Girl duo. 

 

Monday, March 18th

1992—Donna Summer finally gets her star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The Queen of Disco’s hits include, “Last Dance, “MacArthur Park,” I Feel Love,” “Hot Stuff” and “Love to Love you Baby.” 

 

2012—Jennie Garth files to divorce Twilight star Peter Facinelli. They were married for 11 years. 

 

Sunday, March 17th

1905—Eleanor Roosevelt marries cousin Franklin Roosevelt. President Teddy Roosevelt gives away Eleanor. 

 

2017—Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast premieres. The live-action remake of the animated film was done by Bill Condon. 

 

Saturday, March 16th 

1946—Booth Theater’s Would-Be Gentleman closes. The play features a demonstration on how to be the perfect gentleman in the 1600’s. 

 

1991—Irish Gay and Lesbian Organization holds a march in NYC parade. 

 

Friday, March 15th

1956—My Fair Lady opens at Mark Hellinger Theater. The show goes on to run for 2,715 performances. 

 

2010—Actors Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen get married in Paris. The two met in 2002 and got in engaged in 2004 before Fisher converted to Judaism. 

 

Thursday, March 14th

1689—Scotland no longer recognizes Willian III and Mary as their king and queen. The pair had only married to retain the crown and hoped that the marriage would rectify some of the issues between Ireland and Scotland. 

 

1946—Ernest Hemingway marries the last of his four wives, Mary Welsh. The pair met while he was still married to his third wife. 

 

Wednesday March 13th 

1961—Pablo Picasso married his artistic muse Jacqueline Rocque. The pair met at a pottery studio in the French Riviera where Jacqueline worked. 

 

2014—Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson star in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The movie premieres in Los Angeles as the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, and highlights the romantic treads between Captain America and The Black Widow.  

 

Tuesday March 12th

1912—The Helen Hayes Theater opens in NYC. The Hayes Theater is the smallest theater on Broadway and was originally called the Little Theatre. 

 

1946—Liza Minnelli is born in Hollywood. She is the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. 

 

Monday March 11th 

1302—Shakespeare claimed this day to be Romeo and Juliet’s wedding day. 

 

1924—Farmer’s Wife makes its debut in London. Eden Phillpott’s writes about a farmer trying to replace his dead wife while his perfect match is right in front of him, his housekeeper. 

 

Sunday, March 10th

1938—Bette Davis and Henry Fonda star in Jezebel, William Wyler’s adaption from the Owen Davis play. Bette Davis’ scandalous character continues to push away her engagement to Fonda. 

 

1966—Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix married German Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam. She reigned as Queen with Claus as King for 33 years. 

 

Saturday March 9th

1796—Napoleon Bonaparte married first wife Josephine de Beauharnais. He later changed her name to Rose. 

 

1984—John Lennon releases “Borrowed Time.” The single is released posthumously with Yoko Ono’s song “Your Hands,” on the flip side of the cassette. 

 

Friday, March 8th

1820—President James Monroe’s daughter Maria married to her cousin, Samuel. She is the first child of an active President to be married, and does so at the White House. 

 

1952—Actor Ronald Reagan married Nancy Davis in Los Angeles. They met over a screen actor’s issue and described the meeting as “love at first sight.” 

 

Wednesday, March 6th

1964—Elizabeth Taylor finalizes her fourth divorce. This time from singer and actor Eddie Fisher. 

 

1985—Yul Brynner makes his 4,500th performances as The King in The King & I. He eventually married his The King & I co-star Kathy Lee.

 

Tuesday, March 5th

1974—Actress Eva Mendes is born in Miami. She has been married to Ryan Gosling since 2011, with whom she has two children. 

 

1978—Hello, Dolly! Starring Carol Channing makes it opening at Lunt-Fontanne Theater in NYC. The show runs for 152 performances and was the second revival of the show. 

 

Monday, March 4th 

1522—Anne Boleyn enters English Court for the first time during the Green Castle pageant. This established her as a coveted woman and began her courting with King Henry VIII

 

1960—Lucille Ball files to divorces husband Desi Arnaz. The two were co-stars on I Love Lucy until Arnaz’s cheating got the best of their relationship. 

 

Sunday, March 3rd

1985—Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepard star in Moonlighting. ABC’s show features a budding romance and manages to mix romance, comedy and drama for one of the first times. 

 

1995—Future Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles gets a divorce from husband Andrew. She starts dating Prince Charles publicly in 1999, but the two have admitted they were together during both of their marriages. 

 

Saturday, March 2nd

1936—D.W. Griffith divorces Linda Arvidson. The next year on this day he marries Evelyn Baldwin. 

 

1944—Casablanca wins big at the 16th Academy Awards. It collects awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. 

 

Friday, March 1st

1950—After 15 years of marriage, Ingrid Bergman and Petter Aron Lindstrom get divorced. The two had one daughter together before Bergman had an affair with movie director Roberto Rossellini during their shooting of Stromboli. 

 

1994—NYC hosts the 36th Grammy Awards. “I Will Always Love You,” wins three awards while “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” wins one. 

 

Thursday, February 28th

2004—Solange Knowles marries Daniel Smith in Grand Bahama Island. The two have a son before their divorce due to their youthful marriage. 

 

2011—At the Academy Awards The King’s Speech wins. Colin Furth also wins for his role as Henry, depicting his relationship with his therapist. 

 

Wednesday, February 27th

 

2004—Solange Knowles marries Daniel Smith in Grand Bahama Island. The two have a son before their divorce due to their youthful marriage. 

 

2011—At the Academy Awards The King’s Speech wins. Colin Furth also wins for his role as Henry, depicting his relationship with his therapist. 

 

Tuesday February 26th 

 

1932—Johnny Cash is born in Arkansas. He has many duets with his future wife, June Carter. 

 

2009—Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and NFL player Tom Brady get married in Santa Monica. The two were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend before having two children. 

 

Monday. February 25th 

 

1570—Pope Pius V makes Queen Elizabeth I absolved from her subjects. She is responsible for the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots. 

 

1988—Bruce Springsteen’s “Tunnel of Love” tour starts in Massachusetts. It was one of Springsteen’s shortest tours. 

 

Sunday February 24th

 

1992—Courtney Love marries Kurt Cobain in Honolulu. Cobain wore plaid pajamas to the event while Love wore a lace and satin dress. 

 

1999—“My Heart Will Go On” by Céline Dion wins at the 41st Grammy Awards. The song was the theme song from Titanic. 

 

Saturday February 23rd

1999—Queer as Folk makes its premiere on British TV. The show is set around a group of homosexual friends and their lives. 

 

2013—The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2 wins at the Golden Raspberry Awards. The awards name the worst film in media. 

 

Friday, February 22nd

1934—Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert’s film It Happened One Night opens at Radio City Music Hall. The director, actor, actress, and screenplay all win awards at the Academy Awards. 

 

2008—Pamela Anderson files to divorce Rick Salomon. They were only married for two months before their divorce due to irreconcilable differences. 

 

Thursday. February 21st

1927—Hubert de Givenchy is born in France. The designer created Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and then founds Givenchy in 1952. 

 

1952—Elizabeth Taylor marries her second husband, actor Michael Wilding. This was a low-key marriage ceremony reflecting what she wanted from a relationship. 

 

Wednesday, February 20th

 

1974—Cher and Sonny Bono file for divorce after 10 years, two kids and a successful TV show. Cher puts forth the initial paperwork. 

 

1988—Robyn Rihanna Fenty is born in Barbados. Rihanna’s third album Good Girl Gone Bad, marked her entrance into American icon status. 

 

Tuesday, February 19th 

 

1963—Seal, English singer, is born as Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel in London. His most celebrated song is called Kiss from a Rose. 

 

1995—Pamela Anderson marries rock star Tommy Lee in Cancun. They had only met four days before the wedding and made what many consider to be the first celebrity sex tape.

 

Monday, February 18th

 

1933—Yoko Ono is born in Tokyo. She becomes John Lennon’s second wife and then mother to their son. Sean.

 

1998—Andrea Bocelli has his first opera performance in Cagliari. He performs as Rodolfo in La Boheme at the Teatro Comunale.  

 

Sunday, February 17th

 

1981—Paris Hilton is born in New York City. Heiress to the Hilton fortune, she ultimately made a name for her self singing, acting and the branding of her name. 

 

2016—A 50,000 year-old Neanderthal woman’s remains are found with Homo Sapiens DNA. This proves humans and Neanderthal’s had sex. 

 

Saturday, February 16th 

 

1938—Bringing Up Baby featuring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant premieres. The film is known for being a romantic comedy but did not help Hepburn’s status as an actress. 

 

1982—Actors Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors get a divorce. Their busy schedules are cited as one of the main reasons behind their divorce. 

 

Friday, February 15th

 

1812—Charles Lewis Tiffany is born in Connecticut. He becomes the jeweler Tiffany, king of engagement rings. 

 

1996—Sense and Sensibility wins the Golden Bear award at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival. The movie is a take on Jane Austen’s book and stars Elinor Dashwood and Kate Winslet. 

 

 

Thursday, February 14th 

1984—Elton John gets married to sound engineer Renate Bauel in Sydney. They were married for four years, but he later stated it was a cover-up for his homosexuality. 

 

2014—Actress Ellen Page announces she is gay. She gives a speech at the Human Rights Campaign during the “Time to Thrive” conference. 

 

Wednesday, February 13th 

1917—Mata Hari, an exotic Dutch spy, is imprisoned in Paris. It is suspected that she is a German spy and was then executed via firing squad. 

 

1972—Liza Minnelli and Michael York’s musical based film Cabaret opens. The film about Germany between the World Wars was very controversial due to the sexualized content. 

 

Tuesday, February 12th 

1947—Christian Dior showcases his first collection. Harper’s Bazaar dubs the pieces “New Look”. 

 

1949—Annie Get Your Gun makes its final performance at the Imperial Theater NYC. The show had run an impressive 1147 times. 

 

Monday, February 11th

1962—American singer Sheryl Crow is born in Missouri. She has written songs for others such as Celine Dion and Tina Turner. 

 

1969—American actress Jennifer Aniston is born in Los Angeles. She played Rachel on Friends and became an American icon through her on-again off-again relationship with Ross Geller and her marriage to Brad Pitt.

 

Sunday, February 10th 

1974—Actress Elizabeth Banks is born in Massachusetts. She is known for The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Zack and Miri Make a Porno

 

2011—Camille Grammer, a retired Playboy model files to divorce “Frazier” star Kelsey Grammer. The two were married for 14 years and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recorded some of the action. 

 

Saturday, February 9th

1921—Actress Lana Turner is born in Idaho. She had much controversy surrounding her life when her daughter stabbed her lover in the stomach after an alleged domestic struggle. 

 

1980—After nine years of marriage, David and Angie Bowie divorce. She claims he had a relationship with Mick Jagger once he came out as bisexual. 

 

Friday, February 7th

1812—British poet Lord Byron gives the House of Lords his maiden speech. He is known as one of the best poets of the romantic period. 

 

1995—Alison Krauss’ bluegrass/country album Now that I’ve Found You is released. The compilation album covers many of Krauss’ hits including “Baby, Now that I’ve Found You,” and “When You Say Nothing at All.” 

 

Thursday, February 6th

1952—King George VI’s crown is given to Queen Elizabeth II. She still holds the crown at age 92, the longest reigning British monarch, exceeding previous record-holder Queen Victoria this year.

 

1981—Brady Bunch spin-off Brady Brides makes it premier on NBC TV. The show highlights Marcia and Jan’s married lives before sharing a residence. 

 

Wednesday, February 5th

1942—Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star in Woman of the Year, directed by George Stevens. The movie opens at Radio City and highlights the struggles of a working women in a relationship. 

 

1985—Portuguese heartthrob Cristiano Ronaldo is born. The soccer player is known for his incredible looks and skills on the field. 

 

Tuesday, February 4th

1921—Betty Friedan is born in Illinois. Her book The Feminine Mystique is credited with helping create the second wave feminism in the U.S. 

 

1939—Frank Sinatra weds his first wife, Nancy Barbato. Sinatra only married her after an “incident” leading to his arrest and proposal. 

 

Monday, February 3rd

1976—Australian actress Isla Fisher is born in Scotland. She stars in Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Definitely, Maybe and Bachelorette and is married to Sasha Baron Cohen.

 

2015—Actor Johnny Depp marries actress Amber Heard in their Los Angeles home. The two have since had a rocky relationship, leading to their 2017 divorce. 

 

Sunday, February 2nd

 

1985—O.J. Simpson marries his second wife, Nicole Brown. He later was acquitted of murdering her and her boyfriend. 

 

2009—RuPaul’s Drag Race makes it premiere with RuPaul as the host. The show has had over ten seasons and has just won a Primetime Emmy. 

 

Saturday, February 1st 

 

1327—a teenaged Edward III is named King of England. Mother Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer, her lover, get the ruling overturned so she retains the crown. 

 

1986—Diana Ross marries second husband Arne Naess—Ross considers Naess the love of her life, even after a divorce related to his illegitimate Nordic child during their marriage.

 

Thursday, January 31st 

 

1957—Elizabeth Taylor finalizes her second divorce. She and Michael Wilding were married for five years. 

 

Wednesday, January 30th 

 

1934—Spanish painter Salvador Dali marries Gala Dali in a Parisian civil ceremony. They remarried in 1958. 

 

1961—Patsy Cline releases “I Fall to Pieces. ” The song wins Billboard song of the Year in 1961.

 

Tuesday, January 29th 

 

1951—Elizabeth Taylor has her first divorce. She files to divorce Conard Hilton Jr. 

 

1958—Paul Newman marries Joanne Woodward in Las Vegas. The two were married until Newman’s death in 2008. 

 

Monday, January 28th 

 

1925—Actress Gloria Swanson marries Henri de le Falaise in Paris. Swanson married six times in her lifetime. 

 

2011—Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria files for a divorce from NBA player Tony Parker. The two had a fairytale wedding three years previously. 

 

Sunday, January 27th 

 

1997—Actor Charlie Sheen gets a divorce from Donna Peele. The two were only married for five months before ending it. 

 

2004—Usher drops the single “Yeah!” The song wins a Grammy for Best Rap in 2005 and is the Billboard song of the year

 

Saturday, January 26th 

 

1940—American actor Ronald Raegan marries Brother Rat co-star Jane Wyman in California. The pair had two children, one who died in infancy, and one adopted child before their divorce in 1949. 

 

1998—President Bill Clinton announces, “I want to say one thing to the American people: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” The acts allegedly happened from 1995-1997. He was later brought up on impeachment charges for lying before a grand jury.

 

Friday, January 25th 

 

1533—King of England Henry VIII gets married for the second time to Anne Boleyn. She was an important ally for his fear of the Catholic Church. 

 

2009—Precious, the movie based on the novel Push by Sapphire wins the Grand Jury Prize Dramatic at Sundance Film Festival. The movie is based on Precious’ abusive relationship with her mother and her father. 

 

Thursday, January 24th 

 

1948—Adelphi Theater closes Music in My Heart. The play ran for 124 performances before it closed. 

 

2004—Selma Blair marries producer Ahmet Zappa in Carrie Fisher’s Beverly Hills mansion. The pair divorced two years later. 

 

Wednesday, January 23rd

 

1832—Edouard Manet is born in Paris, France. He is known from his beautiful impressionist paintings. 

 

1986—The first induction of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame takes place. Elvis and Buddy Holly are among the inductees. 

 

Tuesday, January 22nd

 

1968—Aretha Franklin drops her 14th album. “Lady Soul” wins Billboard Album of the Year for 1968. 

 

2005—Future P.O.T.U.S. Donald Trump marries Melania Knauss in Palm Beach, Florida. It was Melania’s first marriage and Donald’s third. 

 

Monday, January 21st 

 

1966—Beatles member George Harrison gets married to Patti Boyd, English model. The pair got a divorced in 1977 before she married Eric Clapton. 

 

1994—Lorena Bobbitt is found temporarily insane after she sliced off her husband’s penis in bed. It was then later surgically reattached at the base. The pair divorced the following year. 

 

Sunday, January 20th 

 

1968—Sharon Tate, actress, marries director Roman Polanski in London. Tate was murdered by the Manson clan while eight and a half months pregnant with their child. 

 

1971—John Lennon gets to meet Yoko Ono’s parents. This is the first time he meets them in Japan after a period of strain due to Lennon’s drug use. 

 

Saturday, January 19th

 

1946—American country star Dolly Parton is born in Tennessee. She has written over 3,000 songs, including the double-singer hit “I Will Always Love You,” sung also by Whitney Houston.  

 

1977—Hollywood Icon Martin Scorsese files to divorce Julia Cameron. The pair were only married for one year. 

 

Friday, January 18th

 

1974—Poet Maya Angelou marries Paul Bernard Du Feu. Little is known about their relationship, as just as little is known about the numbers of marriages Angelo had. 

 

1996—Lisa Marie Presley applies for a divorce from Michael Jackson. The day before Jackson had told Presley he had planned to file for divorce, but she begged him not to, only to do the same the next day. 

 

Thursday, January 17th 

 

1955—Charles Manson marries Rosalie Jean Willis. Rosalie gave birth to their first child while he was serving time in prison for raping a boy at knifepoint before getting a divorce. 

 

1976—Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs” hits number one. The song also gave Manilow a Grammy award for Song of the Year.  

 

 

Wednesday, January 16th

 

1954—Alexina Sattler marries French-American painter Marcel Duchamp in New York City. The pair remained together until Marcel’s death in 1968. 

 

2005—Adriana lliescu is the oldest woman in the world to give birth. At 66 years old Iliescu gave birth to a daughter. 

 

Tuesday, January 15th 

 

2018— Renounced photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino are suspended from their positions across magazines. The New York Times released information alleging the two partaking in sexual harassment of male models. 

 

2018—Simone Biles, U.S. four-time Olympics gold medalist comes forward and says Larry Nassar sexually assaulted her. Nassar was accused of more than 130 cases of sexual assault. 

 

Monday, January 14th 

 

1954—Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe. This is Monroe’s second marriage at the San Francisco City Hall after marrying James Dougherty. 

 

1967—Sonny and Cher’s single “Beat Goes On” is released. The song was a part of their 1967 album In Case You’re in Love. 

 

Sunday, January 13th 

 

1895—Oscar Wilde’s play Ideal Husband makes its premier in London. His name was removed from the playbill due to his arrest for sodomy. 

 

2006—Actress Shelley Winters marries Gerry Deford on her deathbed. The pair had been partners for 19 years before their marriage. 

 

Saturday, January 12th

 

1684—French King Louis XIV gets married to Madame Maintenon. Louis had been previously married before her death. 

 

1995—O.J. Simpson begins his murder trial in Los Angeles. Simpson was acquitted of the murder of ex-wife and her boyfriend. 

 

Friday, January 11th

 

1971—The United Kingdom allows the first “quickie” divorce. This now made it possible to state “breakdown” as the reason behind the marriage failure. 

 

2018—China has their first big #MeToo event. Beijing’s Beihang’s University fires a professor for alleged sexual misconduct against a student. 

 

 

Thursday, January 10th

 

1810—The French church annuls the marriage between Napoleon I and the Empress Josephine. He had adopted her son from her previous marriage before their inevitable separation. 

 

2009—Singer Fergie marries actor Josh Duhamel in Malibu, California. The pair have one son before their separation in 2017. 

 

Wednesday, January 9th

 

1431—The trial of Joan of Arc begins. Judges investigate the English occupational government for her involvement. 

 

1908—Simone de Beauvoir is born in Paris. Simone is known for her books The Mandarins and The Second Sex. 

 

Tuesday, January 8th

 

1499- Louis XII of France gets a papal divorce in order to marry Anne, the Duchess of Brittany. He was determined to keep the crown and was willing to do anything to do so. 

 

1930—Belgian Princess Marie-Jose weds Italy’s crowned prince Umberto. The pair had four children together. 

 

Monday, January 7th

 

1971—American best-selling author Stephen King marries fellow author Tabitha Spruce. The pair has three children. 

 

1985—18 year-old Janet Jackson files to divorce James DeBarge, another singer. The pair were only married four months before. 

 

Sunday, January 6th

 

1759- George Washington weds Martha Dandridge Custis at what becomes the White House Plantation. This was Martha’s second marriage. 

 

1994—US ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is hit in the leg by Tonya Harding’s bodyguards. Harding’s boyfriend supposedly hired the hit on Kerrigan so Harding would have a better chance at winning. 

 

Saturday, January 5th 

1930- America rebels Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow met for the first time. The pair first interact at Clarence Clay’s house before becoming one of the most iconic bad-ass couples of all time. 

 

2015—Cameron Diaz marries Good Charlotte guitar player Benji Madden in Beverly Hills. The pair had met seven months earlier and had a 17-day engagement period. 

 

Friday, January 4th 

 

2001—Vanilla Ice spends the night in jail. He was arrested after being accused of pulling out his wife’s hair while they were fighting. 

 

2004—Britney Spears gets her spur-of-the moment marriage to Jason Alexander annulled. It was less then 55 hours before the marriage was over. 

 

Thursday, January 3rd

 

2004—Pop-sensation Britney Spears marries childhood bestie Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas for 55 hours and has the marriage annulled almost immediately. It was the first of her serious romances of 2004. 

 

2018- Ellen Page announces she married Emma Portner, a dancer. Page came out in 2014.  

 

Tuesday, January 1st

 

1989: Me & My Girl closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 1420 performances.

 

1997: "The Fresh Prince" Will Smith (43) weds actress Jada Pinkett (40) in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Monday, December 31th 

 

1816: English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (24) marries second wife, author of Frankenstein, Mary Godwin (19) and daughter of early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft.

 

1918: Gangster Al Capone (19) marries Mae Josephine Coughlin, mother of his child

 

1941: Al Capone's son Sonny marries in Miami Beach

 

Sunday, December 30th

 

1965:  Motown recording artists The Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You."

 

2006: One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush (24) divorces actor Chad Michael Murray (25) for the reason of fraud after five months of marriage.

 

Saturday, December 29th

 

1976: Fiddler on the Roof opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 performances.

 

1993 Andrea Bocelli makes his classical debut singing at a concert at Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia.

 

Friday, December 28th

 

1942: Actress Janet Leigh (14) divorces childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) four months after getting married.

 

2008: "Cheers" actor Woody Harrelson (47) weds longtime girlfriend Laura Louie (43) in Maui.

 

Thursday, December 27th

 

1937: Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio.

 

2002:  Chicago, based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (It won Best Picture in 2003).

 

Wednesday, December 26th

 

1940: The Philadelphia Story directed by George Cukor, based on the Broadway play of the same name and starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, is released (Cary Grant won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1941).

 

1993: Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41) at Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.

 

Monday, December 24th

 

1922: Ava Gardner, American actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana), was born in Grabtown, North Carolina.

 

1990: Actor Tom Cruise (28) marries actress Nicole Kidman (23).

 

Sunday, December 23rd

 

1815: Emma by Jane Austen was published by John Murray in London.

 

1997: Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of his ex-partner, Mia Farrow.

 

Saturday, December 22nd


1932 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers first joint movie Flying Down to Rio, directed by Thornton Freeland, premieres in NYC.

 

1965: Doctor Zhivago, based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC.

 

Friday, December 21st

 

1914: First feature-length silent film comedy Tillie's Punctured Romance released starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin.

 

1991: Actress Jane Fonda (55) weds CNN founder Ted Turner (54) at the groom's home in north Florida.

 

Thursday, December 20th


1949: Gone with the Wind actor Clark Gable (48) weds socialite Sylvia Ashley (45).

 

2005: The first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated.

 

Wednesday, December 19th

 

1980: Raging Bull, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert DeNiro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released in the United States.

 

1995: Queen Elizabeth asks Prince Charles and Diana to divorce.

 

Tuesday, December 18th

1892 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Nutcracker Suite" premieres.

 

1926 Actor George Murphy (24) weds ballroom dancing partner Juliette Henkel.

 

Monday, December 17th

 

1892; Tchaikovski's ballet Casse-noisette premieres in St Petersburg.

 

1994: Queen of Pop Céline Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada.

 

Sunday, December 16th

 

1809: Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Joséphine by French Senate.

 

1950: Former child actress Shirley Temple marries second husband, naval officer Charles Alden Black

 

Saturday, December 15th

 

1939: Gone With the Wind, directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, premieres in Atlanta (wins Best Picture Academy Award in 1940), and is the highest-grossing film of all time, not adjusted for inflation).

 

1985: Actor Sylvester Stallone (39) weds "Rocky IV" actress Brigitte Nielsen (22) in Beverly Hills, California.

 

Friday, December 14th

 

1978:  Ballroom opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 116 performances.

 

1984: Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas.

 

Thursday, December 13th

 

1989:  Driving Miss Daisy directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy is released (wins Best Picture Academy Award in 1990).

 

2017: Actress Salma Hayek accuses Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and threatening to kill her.

 

Tuesday, December 11th

 

1967: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer TracySidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, premieres in NYC (Hepburn won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in this film in 1968).

 

2015: Playboy magazine publishes its last nude issue, featuring Pamela Anderson on the cover.

 

Monday, December 10th

 

1947: Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds bass player Ray Brown (21).

 

1978: Superman: The Movie, directed by Richard Donner and starring Christopher ReeveMarlon BrandoGene Hackman and Margot Kidder premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.

 

Sunday, December 9th

 

1854: Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem The Charge of the Light Brigade was published in The Examiner.

 

1964: John Coltrane’s Quartet records their greatest work, A Love Supreme, at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

 

Saturday, December 8th

 

1872: Religious leader Brigham Young (71) weds his 55th wife, Hannah Tapfield, 65, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

1982:  OnikaTanya Maraj, known as Nicki Minaj to her numerous fans, was born in Trinidad.

 

Friday, December 7th

 

1940: Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo remarry in San Francisco (they had divorced in 1939).

 

2017: Same-sex marriage is legalized in Australia.

 

Thursday, December 6th

 

1930: Poet Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia.

 

2013 Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors.

 

Wednesday, December 5th 

 

1956: Thornton Wilder's Matchmaker premieres in NYC

 

2003: Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin (35) weds actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow (39) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California.

 

Tuesday, December 4th

1999: Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium (38) weds Queen Mathilde of Belgium (25) in Brussels, Belgium.

 

2015: Actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas divorce after 19 years of marriage.

 

Monday, December 3rd

1960Julianne Moore, American actress (Magnolia, The Kids are Alright), was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

 

1984: Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisconsin.

 

Sunday, December 2nd

1933: First transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson.

 

1946: Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer(Versace), was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 1997).

 

Saturday, December 1st

1994: Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere announce they are separating after four years of marriage.

 

2012: "The Bachelorette" reality star Ashley Hebert weds J.P. Rosenbaum at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California.

 

 

Friday, November 30th 

1667: Jonathan Swift, satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal), was born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1745).

 

1940: I Love Lucy actress Lucille Ball (28) weds actor Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut.

 

Thursday, November 29th  

1832: Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1888).

 

2010: “Rolling in the Deep" single is released by Adele (Billboard Song of the Year 2011, Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year 2012).

 

Wednesday, November 28th 

1757William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), was born in London, England (d. 1827)

 

1989Queen Latifah releases her debut hip hop album All Hail the Queen featuring the single “Ladies First.”

 

Tuesday, November 27th 

2006: Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only four months after getting married. 

 

2013: Actor Ashton Kutcher (35) divorces actress Demi Moore (51) due to irreconcilable differences after eight years of marriage.

Monday, November 26th

1865: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is published in the United States.

 

1962: Singer Tina Turner (23) weds Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico.

 

Sunday, November 25th 

1971: Christina Applegate is born in Hollywood. The actress stared in Married with Children before transitioning to a movie career. 

 

2002: Nicolas Cage files for divorcee from Lisa Marie Presley due to differences, after being married for three months. Their divorce proceedings finalized in May of 2004; the divorcee took exponentially longer than the marriage. 

 

Saturday, November 24th 

1978: Katherine Heigl is born in Washington D.C. Her rise to fame started with a Wilhelmina Model contract before transitioning into acting on TV’s Grey’s Anatomy and later film. 

 

2001: Angel star David Boreanaz marries Playmate of the Month Jamie Bergman, at Ingleside Inn at Palm Springs, California. The pair have two children together. 

 

Friday, November 23rd

1991: Queen lead-singer, Freddie Mercury confirms he has AIDS. He dies the following day from AID’s related complications. 

 

1992: American singer and actress, Miley Cyrus is born in Nashville, Tennessee to parents Trish and Billy-Ray Cyrus. After rising to fame from her hit Disney Channel TV show, based on her alter-ego Hannah Montana, Cyrus launched her music career with her album Can’t Be Tamed. 

 

Thursday, November 22nd

1924: Geraldine Page is born in Kirksville, Missouri. The actress is known for her extensive work on Broadway.

 

2003: Actress Carmen Electra marries Red Hot Chili Pepper bandmate Dave Navarro at St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The couple documented their marriage on an MTV reality show called ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave. 

 

Wednesday, November 21st

1993: The New York Opera Houses’ musical Cinderella closes at New York State Theater. After only 14 performances. 

 

2015: Actress Sofia Vergara marries fellow actor Joe Manganiello in Palm Beach. The two got engaged on Christmas day, after six months of dating. 

 

Tuesday,  November 20th 

1947: Future Queen of England, Elizabeth II marries Lt. Phillip Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey, London. The pair met in 1934 and are second cousins once removed, through King Christian IX of Denmark and third cousins through Queen Victoria. 

 

1975: American country singer Dierks Bentley is born in Phoenix, Arizona. Four of his singles have reached the top 5 from his 25 singles.

 

Monday, November 19th

1954: American actress and dancer Vera-Ellen marries millionaire Victor Rothschild in a ceremony at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Los Angeles. The pair had one child who died in infancy from sudden death syndrome. 

 

1962: American actress, Jodie Foster is born in Los Angeles, California. She has starred in films such as Taxi Driver, Freaky Friday, and The Silence of the Lambs. 

 

Sunday November 18th

1948: KFC founder, Colonel Harland David Sanders marries long-time employee Claudia Price. Price was working as the manager of Sander’s restaurant and motel, while doubling as his mistress. 

 

1968: American actor Owen Wilson is born in Dallas, Texas. He is known for comedic family films such as Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Wedding Crashers, Little Fockers, and Marley and Me.  

 

Saturday, November 17th

2015: Ireland’s first same-sex wedding occurs in Clonmel, County Tipperary. A referendum on May 22nd, 2015 amended the Irish Constitution to recognize the marriage of same sex partners.

 

2008: Twilight premieres in Los Angeles with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as stars. The movie is based off of Stephanie Meyer’s book Twilight. 

 

Friday, November 16th

1997: American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is born in New York City to filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs. Gyllenhaal has starred in films such as Donnie Darko with her brother, Jake Gyllenhaal, but her role as Lee Holloway in the film Secretary launched her career.  

 

2015:  Largest diamond discovered in more than a century, a 1,111 carat stone found in the Karowe mine, Botswana

 

Thursday, November 15th

1887: Georgia O’Keeffe is born in Wisconsin. O’Keefe is known for her romanticized sculpture and paintings of flowers, skyscrapers, and landscapes. 

 

2005: American Idol winner Carrie Underwood releases her debut album Some Hearts. The album wins 2006 Billboard Album of the Year and earns Underwood a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2007. 

 

Wednesday, November 14th 

 

1532: King Henry VII of England marries Anne Boleyn in a secret ceremony. The pair officially marry on the 25th of January in the following year. 

 

1948: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, is born in London to parents Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth II. He is the eldest son of The Queen and is the heir apparent to the British throne. 

 

 

Tuesday, November 13th 

 

1850: Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson is born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Stevenson is known for works such as Treasure Island, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and A Child’s Garden of Verse 

 

1934: Dancer and actress Ginger Rogers marries fellow actor Lew Ayres. This is Rogers’ second marriage at 23, which lasted only 7 years, before Ayres and Rogers divorced. 

 

Monday, November 12th 

 

1929: Grace Kelly is born in Philadelphia. Initially known for her Hollywood film work during the early golden age of TV, Kelly gave up her career to become the Princess of Monaco at 26 after marrying Prince Rainier III in 1956. 

 

1969: Mary Poppins’ Julie Andrews marries director Blake Edwards in Beverly Hills. The pair adopted two children and lived with Edwards’ children from a previous relationship, until his death in 2010. 

 

Sunday, November 11th

 

1962: American Actress Demi Moore is born in New Mexico. Aside from her roles in films such as G.I.Jane and Ghost, she is also well known for her marriage to Bruce Willis before her publicized marriage and divorce to Ashton Kutcher, 15-years her junior. 

 

1974: American Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is born in Los Angeles, California. DiCaprio’s roles in iconic romance films such as Romeo+ Juliet, Titanic, and The Great Gatsby.  

 

Saturday, November 10th

 

1926: Crowned prince of Belgium, Leopold, weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden. Astrid spent only two years as the Queen of Belgium before dying in a car crash. 

 

1942: Philip Barry’s Without Love opens in NYC. The play is about the practicalities of a love-less marriage during the trying times of World War II. 

 

Friday, November 9th

 

1931: Actress Gloria Swanson divorces aristocrat and English nobility Henri de la Falaise. The pair were married for six years. Swanson later admitted that she had been pregnant during her marriage but chose to have an abortion, which she later regretted. 

 

1931: Actress Gloria Swanson marries Michael Farmer. It was unclear if the divorce was finalized when they married the first time and had to remarry later, when she was four months pregnant with their daughter, Michelle. 

 

Thursday, November 8th

 

1970: Actor and director Dennis Hooper divorces singer Michelle Phillips. The pair were only married a total of eight days. 

 

1979: Bernard Slade’s Romantic Comedy opens in NYC’s Ethel Barrymore Theater. The play revolves around a man’s impending marriage and his working-relationship with his female co-playwright. 

 

Wednesday, November 7th

 

1951: Frank Sinatra marries his second wife, actress Ava Gardner. The public relationship was filled with fights and altercations before a divorce in 1957. 

 

1996: New Zealand singer Lorde (born Ella Yelich-O’Connor) is born in Auckland, New Zealand. She is known for singing hits such as “Tennis Court” and “Royals.” 

 

Tuesday, November 6th 

 

1988: American actress Emma Stone is born in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is known for hits such as La La Land, Easy A and Crazy Stupid Love. 

 

1997: Proposals opens at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theater for its first of 76 performances. Neil Simon’s play features a divorced dad and daughter who find unexpected romance at their Pocono’s country house. 

 

Monday, November 5th

 

1913: English actress, Vivien Leigh was born in India. She is known for her roles in such iconic movies such as Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. 

 

1940: American author Ernest Hemingway marries Martha Gelhorn, journalist. The day previous his divorcee with his second wife Pauline Pfeiffer had just gone through

 

Sunday, November 4th

 

1949: Anna Wintour is born in London, England. As the editor of US Vogue since 1988, Wintour has overseen more than 300 of Vogue’s covers and has shaped fashion for decades. 

 

1992: Whitney Houston releases a cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” The song wins Billboard Song of year for Houston’s range and skill. 

 

Saturday, November 3rd

 

1949: Anna Wintour is born in London, England. As the editor of US Vogue since 1988, Wintour has overseen more than 300 of Vogue’s covers and has shaped fashion for decades. 

 

1992: Whitney Houston releases a cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” The song wins Billboard Song of year for Houston’s range and skill. 

 

Friday, November 2nd

 

1755: Marie Antoinette, Queen of France from 1774-1792, was born in Vienna, Austria. Known for the phrase “let them eat cake” when told that the people had non bread, the queen’s precarious reputation was built on rumors of promiscuous spending before the revolt of the French people in the French Revolution. 

 

1960: Penguin Books is cleared of obscenity and publishes DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Prior to 1960, the book, first published in 1928, was banned in the United States and other countries for its depiction of the physical relationship between an upper-class woman and a working-class man. 

 

Thursday, November 1st

 

1954: Actor John Wayne divorcees actress Esperanza Baur after seven years of marriage due to violence. Baur was convinced Wayne was cheating on her with Gail Russel. One night when he came home late from a wrap party she attempted to shoot him in a drunken rage. 

 

1954: Actor John Wayne marries actress Pilar Palette in Hawaii. The two had met shortly the year before and despite their 21-year difference the pair remained married for ten years and had three children together. 

 

Wednesday, October 31st 

 

1976: NBA star Larry Bird, at 19, divorces his high school sweetheart, Janet Condra. The pair were only married 11 months and have one child together. 

 

2011: American socialite Kim Kardashian divorces NBA player Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage. The pair couldn’t come to terms with each other’s lifestyles and Humphries even attempted to file for an annulment. 

 

 

Tuesday, October 30th

 

1885: Ezra Pound, American poet, is born in Idaho. His epic work, Cantos, pushed the poetic envelope during the modernism period through the use of economy, symbolism and images. 

 

2011: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 premiered at the Rome Film Festival. The fourth of five total movie installments, based on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books, it starred former couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. 

 

Monday, October 29th

 

1971: American actress Winona Ryder is born in Minnesota. She has starred in films such as Edward Scissorhands, Little Women, and Heathers, and is currently enjoying a resurgence of popularity in her role in the acclaimed Netflix horror show Stranger Things. 

 

1982: Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson co-release “Girl is Mine.” Despite being the first released single from the Thriller album, the song was considered the worst song on the entire album. 

 

Sunday, October 28th

 

1811: Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is purchased for the first time by the Prince Regent, later known as King George IV. The first of her series of successful novels, Austen’s writing is marked with unprecedented female determinism and social commentaries on women’s standings in society. 

 

1967: Julia Roberts, actress, is born in Georgia. She has starred in movies such as Pretty Woman, Eat, Pray, Love, and Valentine’s Day

 

Saturday, October 27th

 

1932: American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath was born in Boston. Despite living only 30 years, Plath’s contributions to confessional works, specifically The Bell Jar and her collection of poems The Collected Poems, for which she won a Pulitzer Prize, have made a lasting impact on American literature. 

 

1964: Singers Sonny and Cher get married. Cher wears bell-bottoms to the ceremony. 

 

Friday, October 26th 

 

1916: Women’s health pioneer Margaret Sanger is arrested for advocating birth control, considered an obscenity at the time. Her activism, opening the first birth control clinic in the United States, helped lead to the eventual creation of Planned Parenthood.  

 

2002: American personality Jessica Simpson marries singer Nick Lachey in Austin, Texas. Simpson had waited until marriage in order to have sex and recorded "Sweetest Sin" to document losing her virginity to Lachey. 

 

Thursday, October 25th 

 

1968: Yoko Ono tells the world she is having a child with John Lennon, which ended in miscarriage. Lennon had just divorced his wife after she caught him cheating on her with Ono. 

 

1980: Barbra Streisand’s album Guilty goes three weeks straight at the #1 spot. Her single off of the album “Woman in Love” also goes three weeks straight at the #1 spot.

 

Wednesday, October 24th 

 

1929: Belgium princess Marie-Jose gets engaged to Italian crown prince Umberto. At the same time, there was an assassination attempt on Umberto, which failed so tremendously that he did not even know it was happening. 

 

1986: Canadian actor and rapper Drake is born in Toronto, Ontario. He is known for his part as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: Next Generation before departing to start an extremely successful rap career. 

 

Tuesday, October 23rd 

 

2010: Katy Perry, singer marries comedian Russell Brand with a traditional Hindu ceremony in Northern India. The pair divorced 14 months later.

 

1991: Princess Mako of Japan is born. Due to her recent engagement, as is consistent with marriage to a commoner, she will lose her status as a royal and become a commoner like her husband. 

 

Monday, October 22nd 

 

1917: Joan Fontaine, British-American actress, is born in Toyko, Japan. She stared in over 45 feature films that spanned over five decades, including Hitchcock’s Rebecca, for which she gathered the first of her three Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. 

 

2011: “The Bachelorette” contestant Deanna Pappas marries Stephen Stagliano in Georgia. TV viewers were stunned as Pappas rejected one proposal, accepted a second, then called it off, and finally got the ring after meeting Stagliano. 

Sunday, October 21st 

 

1956: American actress Carrie Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California to celebrity parents Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. Known for her role as Princess Leia in the Starwars Saga for which she received four Saturn Award nominations, she passed away from a heart attack in 2017.  He mother died two days later.

1980: American socialite Kim Kardashian is born in Los Angeles, California to parents Robert and Kris Kardashian. Kim’s rise to fame, thanks to social media, has made her one of reality TV’s biggest stars. 

 

Saturday, October 20th 

 

1854: French poet, Arthur Rimbaud was born in Charleville. His literary influences are the groundwork of surrealism and build on the idea of symbolism. 

 

1968: Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis, Greek millionaire, in Greece. Onassis divorced his previous wife in order to wed Kennedy, despite his daughter’s distaste for her. 

 

Friday, October 19th 

 

1999:  "Believe" single released by Cher which goes on to win Billboard Song of the Year 1999, ands Grammy Award Best Dance Recording 2000

 

2012: Musician Justin Timberlake marries actress Jessica Biel at Italy’s Borgo Egnazia Resort. The couple has one son together, Silas. 

 

Thursday, October 18th

 

1960: Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is born in Brussels. He has had five different marriages with different women (he married Gladys Portugues twice). 

 

2000: Actress Demi Moore gets a divorce from actor Bruce Willis after 13 years of marriage. The two have three daughters together. 

 

Wednesday, October 17th

 

1945: Actress Ava Gardner marries bandleader Artie Shaw in Hollywood. The marriage was the second of Gardner’s three total. 

 

1987:  US First Lady, Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified mastectomy. Considered radical at the time, the move prompted other women to consider breast removal as compared with lumpectomy when dealing with breast cancer. And brought the fight against breast cancer into public discourse.

 

Tuesday, October 16th 

 

1854: Oscar Wilde, one of Ireland’s most famous authors, was born in Dublin. Wilde is known for being tried and convicted of homosexuality, for which he received the harshest penalty. 

 

2013: Actress Kristen Bell marries actor Dax Shepard at the Beverly Hills Country Clerk’s Office in Beverly Hills, California. The couple waited to get married until California, their home state, legalized same-sex marriage.

 

Monday, October 15th

 

2002: Actress Drew Barrymore and comedian Tom Green divorce after two years of marriage. The two starred in Charlie’s Angels together and worked together on Freddy Got Fingered.

 

2017: Actress Alyssa Milano tweets, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too.”’ Thousands of people response to the post and have been using the hashtag to come forward with their own sexual harassment stories. 

 

Sunday, October 14th

 

1939: Ralph Lauren, fashion designer, is born in The Bronx, New York. At only 30 years old, Lauren’s Polo line became the first line to be sold exclusively in Bloomingdales, the first time the store had let a designer have their own in-store space. 

 

1957: Marlon Brando marries fellow actress Anna Kashfi. The pair’s son was only one of his 11 total children from his many partnerships, relationships, and marriages. 

 

Saturday, October 13th

 

1950: All About Eve premiers with Bette Davis and Anne Baxter as its stars. The movie juxtaposes the two women’s ages through their physical appeal.

 

2017: Rose McGowan, actress, states that Harvey Weinstein raped her in 1997 at a hotel near the Sundance Film Festival. McGowan later settled the suit for $100,000, but not before accusing Hollywood’s elite men of knowing about the act.  

 

Friday, October 12th

 

1216: England’s King John loses his crown jewels. A flash flood overpowers his wagon and the jewels are lost near Fosdyke.

 

1968: Actor Hugh Jackman is born in Sydney, Australia. His work in films earned him a Golden Globe for his efforts in Les Misérables alongside an Academy Award nomination.

 

Thursday, October 11th

 

1884: Eleanor Roosevelt, longest serving First Lady (1933-1945) was born in New York City. She is renowned for her involvement in politics through social activism and humanitarian efforts.

 

1975: Bill Clinton marries Hillary Rodham in their living room in Arkansas. The pair is known for their national politics after climbing the governmental ropes together.   

 

Wednesday, October 10th

 

1975: Actress Elizabeth Taylor remarries actor Richard Burton in her sixth marriage. The two divorced for the second time a year later. 

 

1987: Bruce Springsteen’s eighth studio album Tunnel of Love is released. In the album, the singer ponders past loves gone wrong with actress Julianne Phillips with whim he was divorcing. 

 

Tuesday, October 9th

 

1915: Unchastened Woman premiers in New York City. The comedy was written in three parts by Louis Kaufman. 

 

1973: Elvis and Priscilla Presley file for divorce after six years of marriage. The two dated for seven years before embarking on their rocky marriage. 

 

Monday, October 8th

 

1979: Sugar Babies opens at Mark Hellinger Theater for the first of over 1200 performances. The play roles on skits, patriotism, and nostalgia. 

 

1985: Bruno Mars is born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is known for hits like “Just the Way You Are” and “Nothin’ on You.” 

 

Sunday, October 7th

 

1959: Pillow Talk, starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is released. The movie features a womanizer who attempts to woo the woman who he shares a telephone party line with, the main way he woos women. 

 

1976: Rachel McAdams is born in Ontario, Canada. She has starred in Mean Girls, The Notebook, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and The Vow. 

 

Saturday, October 6th

 

1991: Renowned actress and socialite Elizabeth Taylor marries for her eighth and final time. Paparazzi were so desperate to get pictures of her wedding to Larry Fortensky that one photographer parachuted to the wedding ranch. 

 

1996: American country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw marry in Rayville, Louisiana. The two have taken over the country music world with over 90 million songs sold combine. 

 

Friday, October 5th 

 

1975: British actress star Kate Winslet is born in England. She earned global stardom with her leading role in the epic romance Titanic, before reprising roles in films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road, and The Reader. 

 

 

2013: Soccer star Abby Wambach marries Sarah Huffman in Hawaii. She said it was not a statement as she was never in the closet and because those days are over. 

 

Thursday, October 4th

 

1989: American Actress, Dakota Johnson, daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, is born in Austin, Texas. She starred in the novel-turned movie cult- series Fifty Shades of Grey.

 

1990: Fox TV premieres Beverly Hills, 90210. The show ran for ten seasons and gained a pop culture following based on its constant cast changes. 

 

Wednesday, October 3rd

 

1963: Here’s Love opens at the Shubert Theater for its first of 338 performances. The play is based on Miracle on 34th Street in which a man convinces a cynical little girl that he really is Santa.

 

1992: Madonna’s “Erotica” video premiers on MTV. The video was controversial and dubbed a "virtual advertisement for Sex," thus it was banned after playing three times.

 

Tuesday, October 2nd

 

1869: Mahatma Ghandi was born on this day.  He played a crucial role in India’s Independence. 

 

1947: Music in My Heart opens for the first of 124 performances at Adelphi Theater. The play highlights the biographic romance of Peter Tchaikovsky, composer of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, while he is trying to write a play for the Russian Czar. 

 

Monday, October 1st

 

1910: Bonnie Parker, of Bonnie and Clyde fame, is born in Rowena, Texas. The couple was known for hundreds of robberies and their death by police ambush in Louisiana.

 

1935: British actress and singer, Julie Andrews is born in Surrey, England. The actress starred as a live Cinderella, won an Academy Award for The Sound of Music, and won a Golden Globe for Mary Poppins. 

 

Sunday, September 30th 

 

1791: Vienna’s premiere opera debuts Mozart’s two act opera “The Magic Flute.” The opera features a prince who must save his daughter from her lover and his culture, before realizing she doesn’t need to be saved; he, in-turn, finds his own lover within the culture he feared. 

 

1968: Diana Ross and The Supremes release “Love Child” from their album of the same name. The song sparked controversy over the idea of illegitimate children and was revolutionary for an all-female group. 

 

Saturday, September 29th

 

1969: Jackie DeShannon’s “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” gets its Gold Record status. The song came after her hit song “What the World Needs Now is Love.” 

 

2012: Anne Hathaway marries Adam Shulman, a jeweler, in California. The couple sold their wedding photos and gave the proceeds to Freedom to Marry, a same-sex marriage advocacy group. 

 

Friday, September 28th 

 

1960: Connie Francis’ "My Heart has a Mind of Its Own" hits number one. The song took three sessions to record and was Francis’ second consecutive Billboard Hot 100 hit.

 

2010: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison files for divorce from Melanie Craft after a six-year marriage. Craft is a well-known romance novelist with titles such as: A Hard-Hearted Man, Trust Me, and Man Trouble

 

Thursday, September 27th 

 

1973: Barbra Streisand releases the 1974 Billboard Song of the Year “The Way We Were.” The song was produced for the movie, under the same name The Way We Were, which she starred in with Robert Redford. 

 

2014: Long-time eligible bachelor George Clooney marries activist-lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice. The couple currently have a set of twins together, Ella and Alexander. 

 

Wednesday,  September 26th 

 

1904: George Bernard Shaw’s How He Lied to Her Husband premieres in NYC. The play works off of Shaw’s Candida and features a foolishly cuckolded husband. 

 

1957: West Side Story, written by Leonard Bernstein and Steven Sondheim, premieres at NYC’S Winter Garden Theater. The story line highlights similarities within relationships despite cultural and street differences between the Irish and Puerto Rican gangs, as well as a love story between two cultures.  

 

Tuesday, September 25th 

 

1954: Actress Audrey Hepburn marries fellow actor Mel Ferrer in Switzerland. The pair met at a dinner party, which lead them to star in War and Peace together. 

 

1952: Christopher Reeve is born in New York City.  He is known for playing Superman before becoming paralyzed from a fall from a horse in 1996. 

 

Monday, September 24th 

 

1896: F. Scott Fitzgerald is born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is known for novels that expressed the zeitgeist to the first half of the 20th Century such as The Great Gatsby and The Beautiful and the Damned. 

 

2005: Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore got married. Demi was more than 14 years older than Aston and this caused significant controversy, before their divorce in 2013. 

 

Sunday, September 23rd

 

2009: Modern Family premieres on ABC. The show stars Ed O’Neil and Sofia Vergara as a new kind of family. 

 

1964: Fiddler on the Roof premieres in NYC. The play circulates around a Jewish man whose daughters are all marrying for love, which moves them away from their faith. 

 

Saturday, September 22nd 

 

1989: Baywatch premieres on NBC for the first time. The show introduces stars like David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson to the world. 

 

1976: Charlie’s Angels debuts. Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith work to fight crimes at the whim of their boss, the unseen, Charlie.  

 

Friday, September 21st 

 

1996: International supermodel Christie Brinkley gets married for the fourth time to architect Peter Cook. In 2006, after over 20 years of marriage, the pair split in a nasty-public divorce. 

 

2016: Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerburg and pediatrician wife Priscilla Chan pledge over three billion dollars to medical research. The pair is determined to create a disease-free world for their children by the end of the century.  

 

Thursday, September 20th

 

1904: George Ade’s scandalous College Widow opens at NYC’s Garden Theatre. The play is loosely based on widows who would live near college towns to date college students. 

 

1934: Italian actress Sophia Loren is born in Rome, Italy. She starred in movies such as The Pride and the PassionHouseboat and It Started in Naples.

 

Wednesday, September 19th 

 

1945: Child actress Shirley Temple, 17, marries fellow actor John Agar, 24, in Wilshire Methodist Church. Agar debuted as Temple’s lover in Fort Apache, before getting signed with her boss after their wedding.

 

2016: After dating for seven years, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s marriage of two years fails due to irreconcilable differences. The two have each gone through multiple high-profile divorces, but this one drags their six children into the mix. 

 

Tuesday, September 18th 

 

1897: Gustave Kecker and Hugh Martin’s musical “Belle of New York City” premieres at the Casino Theatre before transferring to London’s West End. The story circulates around a Salvation Army girl who is willing to do anything to find true love. 

 

1971: Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress, is born in Baltimore, Maryland. She is well known for staring in over 20 movies while being married to Will Smith and mother to their well-known children, Jaden and Willow. 

 

Monday, September 17th

 

1964: The Supremes release their hit song “Baby Love” on their second album entitled Where Did Our Love Go. 

 

1977: Fleetwood Mac’s 11th album remains #1 on the charts for the 19th straight week. The bandmates struggled with relationship problems during the recording of the hit singles “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” and “You Make Loving Fun.”

 

Saturday, September 15th

 

1951: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes closes at the Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC after a total of 740 performances starring and introducing Carol Channing. The show ran for two years. The 1953 film version starred Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. 

 

1984: British Heartthrob Henry Charles Albert David Windson, Prince Harry of Wales, is born in London to Princess Diana and Prince Charles. The Prince was known as a playboy and eligible bachelor, until his recent wedding to American actress Meghan Markle. 

 

Friday, September 14th

 

1983: British singer Amy Winehouse is born in London. Her deep vocals and album Back to Black lead her to become, at the time, UK’s best-selling album of the 21st Century.

 

1984: Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory star marries Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner, in France. The two met on the set of Hanky Panky and became fast friends. After the filming, their relationship grew becoming serious and the two tried to have children before Radner died of ovarian cancer in 1989.

 

Thursday, September 13th

 

1989: Les Miserables opens at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. It went on to play there another 10 different times, due to its critical success. 

 

1997: Elton John re-releases “Candle in the Wind” as a tribute to the passing of his good friend Diana, Princess of Wales. He performed it live at the funeral service and the single’s global proceeds went to Diana’s charities. 

 

Wednesday, September 12th

 

1846: Poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett marry in London. It was Barrett’s prolific writing success that drew Browning towards her. She is known for poems such as “How Do I Love Thee?” and “Lady Geraldine's Courtship.”

 

1953: Future POTUS, John F. Kennedy, marries Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island. The two wed only a year after meeting at a dinner party held by journalists.

 

Tuesday, September 11th

 

1962: The Beatles drop “Love Me Do” and “PS I Love You” featuring Andy White on the drums.  The group premiered the songs three different times with three different drummers.


2005: Jane Austen’s book Pride and Prejudice is adapted into a movie starring Kiera Knightly as the lead, Elizabeth Bennet. It is only second movie adaption of the book and attempts to stay as accurate to the book’s romantic nature as possible.

 

Monday, September 10th

 

1991: Nirvana releases “Smells like Teen Spirit” to little reception. The song quickly grew in popularity and became a teenage anthem.

 

1999: At the Venice Film Festival, Brad Pitt stars in Fight Club. The movie depicts a complex relationship with love, life and risk.

 

Sunday, September 9th

 

1951: Love of Life premieres on CBS. It ran for almost 30 years and changes how soaps ran.  


2012: Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively marries Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds in South Carolina. It is speculated that he cheated on his first wife, Scarlett Johansson, with Lively as their divorce was not finalized when the two started filming Green Lantern.  

 

Saturday, September 8th

 

1994: The MTV Video Music Awards opens with newlyweds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. The two had a long-complicated relationship which lasted only four years. 

 

1999: American Beauty premieres in Los Angeles. Kevin Spacey acts as a 42-year-old who falls in love with his teenage daughter’s best friend. 

 

Friday, September 7th

 

1943: Gilda actress Rita Hayworth marries director Orson Welles, during their run of The Mercury Wonder Show, in a civil ceremony. The two returned to work hours later, after only announcing the marriage to their co-workers the day before. The marriage floundered, as Hayworth believed Welles did not want to be tied down with a family or a wife. They had one daughter. 

 

1987: Keith Sweat releases his first song “I Want Her.” The song was the number one single of 1988 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart. 

 

Thursday, September 6th

 

1997: The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, is held at Westminster Abbey, London. Her two sons and ex-husband walked behind the coffin during the funeral procession. 

 

2001: At the 18th MTV Video Music Awards “Lady Marmalade” produces a win for the cover done by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and P!ink. The music video features all four in lingerie alongside a cameo by Missy Elliot.  

 

Wednesday, September 5th

 

1989: The Joan Rivers Show premieres as a daytime talk show, for which she won an Emmy. It was the second show she starred in.

 

1991: John Travolta marries Kelly Preston. The prominent Scientology couple has three children and regularly attend marriage counseling. 

 

Tuesday, September 4th 

 

1991: Most Happy Fella reopens at the NY State Theater in NYC. The play demonstrates the complexity of the mail-order bride system and male’s desperation for marriage. 

 

1998: Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall marries Mark Levinson, an audio designer. The two co-authored the book Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm in 2002, before a divorce in 2004. 

 

Monday, September 3rd 

 

1977: I Dream a Jennie star Barbara Eden marries Charles Donald Fegert. The two divorced in 1982. 

 

1977: The Mary Tyler Moore Show broadcasts its last episode on CBS. The show stars a single working woman and highlights female and romantic topics that are typically taboo in the time period. 

 

Sunday, September 2nd

 

1931: Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby Jr. made is radio debut. The same year he became a leader in record sales and radio ratings with His songs “Out of Nowhere,” "Just One More Chance," “At Your Command,”  " and "I Found a Million Dollar baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)” were all among the best selling songs of 1931.

 

1995: Actor Charlie Sheen marries model Donna Peele in Malibu, California. Later that year he is named a client by Heidi Fleiss’ escort agency; the couple files for divorce in 1996.

 

Saturday, September 1st

 

1954: Rear Window, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Grace Kelly, premieres. The movie shines a new light on voyeurism and idealizes the “peeping tom.”


2002: Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar marries I Know What you Did Last Summer co-star Freddie Prinze in Mexico. The couple has two children and has co-starred in multiple movies together such as: Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Happily N'Ever After and Star Wars Rebels. 

 

Friday, August 31st

 

1949: Richard Gere is born in Philadelphia. Known for his acting in Pretty Woman, Gere is also one of the first notable actors to portray a homosexual in the Broadway production of Bent, for which he won a Theatre World Award.  

 

2014: Singer Donnie Wahlberg marries Playmate of the Year and TV host Jenny McCarthy at the Hotel Baker in Illinois.

 

Thursday, August 30th

 

1972: Cameron Diaz is born in Long Beach, California. Diaz stars in many romances such as My Best Friend’s Wedding, Charlie’s Angels, Sex Tape, and The Other Women, and was the love interest of Justin Timberlake for three years between 2003 and 2006.

 

1994: R&B rapper R. Kelly, 27, supposedly marries Aaliyah, despite her age of 15. The two denied the relationship ever escalated past friendship.

 

Wednesday, August 29th

 

1982: Ingrid Bergman dies on her 67th birthday. She starred in iconic films such as Casablanca and a series of Alfred Hitchcock movies. 

 

2017: Janine Charrat, famed French ballerina, dies at 93 years old. She choreographed over 50 performances, throughout her 80-year career. 

 

Tuesday, August 28th

 

1965: Shania Twain is born in Ontario, Canada. Twain is known for her rise to fame, within the country and pop-infused decade of the 90’s, and remains popular to this day. 

 

2009: Amy Winehouse gets a divorce from Blake Fielder-Civil. He cites adultery as the reason for the end of the two-year marriage. 

 

Monday, August 27th

 

1946: Barbara Bach is born, in Queens, New York. An American actress, known for playing the Bond girl in The Spy Who Loved Me, she married former Beatle Ringo Star in 1981.  

 

1953: Roman Holiday premiers, staring Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess seeing Rome on her own. Her performance won her an Academy Award for Best Actress. 

 

Sunday, August 26th

 

1967: Belle de Jour, a French romantic drama starring Catherine Deneuve, wins a Golden Lion at The 28th Venice Film Festival. The story revolves around a young woman who works as a high-class prostitute, while her husband works. 

 

1992: Anna Karenina musical premieres in New York for 46 performances, based on the Leo Tolstoy classic. The play focuses on an unhappy married woman and her spoiled relationship with a Count.

 

 

Saturday, August 25th

 

1981: Rachel Bilson is born in Los Angeles. She made her prime time TV debut on The O.C. and 

then moved on to star in The Hart of Dixie. 

 

1998: Lauryn Hill drops her debut single album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The album was recorded in and inspired by Jamaica, by featuring reggae sounds, alongside blends of R& B, hip-hop and doo-wop. Its themes focused on women’s lives and the complexity of relationships, winning five awards at the Grammys. 

 

Friday, August 24th

 

1981: Romantic heartthrob Chad Michael Murray is born, in Buffalo New York. He is known for roles in One Three Hill and A Cinderella Story. Prior to stardom he supported himself as a model for Gucci and Tommy Hilfiger. 

 

1987: “McDreamy” actor Patrick Dempsey, aged 21, marries his manager and acting coach, Rocky Parker, aged 47. The couple divorced in 1994, after seven years of marriage. 

 

Thursday, August 23rd

 

1963: The Beatles release “She Loves You” as a single in the United Kingdom. The song was The Beatles best-selling single of all time in the UK. 

 

2014: American actress and philanthropist, Angelina Jolie, marries producer and actor, Brad Pitt, in France. After getting engaged in 2012, the couple finally tied the knot with all of their children taking part in the wedding. The couple had previously vowed to remain unmarried until marriage equality was legal throughout the US. 

 

Wednesday, August 22

 

1862: Claude Debussy, composer of romantic classics “Clair de Lune” and “La Mer” is born in France. 

 

1954: The classic Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet is reworked into a movie directed by Renato Castellani starring Laurence Harvey and Susan Shantel (a very young Joan Collins was originally announced to play Juliet!) The movie version of the play wins a Golden Lion at the 15th Venice Film Festival. 

Monday, August 20th

 

2011: Pop culture icon Kim Kardashian marries NBA basketball player Kris Humphries in a dreamy television wedding, in Montecito, California. After only 72 days of marriage, Kim filed for divorce and began dating longtime friend and rapper Kayne West, to whom she is now married with three children. 

 

 

2012: Phyllis Diller, groundbreaking female comedian, dies of natural causes at 95, in her home, in California. She was the first female comedian to be open about plastic surgery, female struggles, and the status quo of gender and sexuality. 

 

Sunday, August 19th

 

1883: French fashion designer, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, is born in Saumur, France. She was the founder of Chanel and is known for helping to liberate women’s style from the pre-World War 1 corseted silhouettes, ushering in a sporty-chic look for women. 

 

 

1979: The Knack’s debut single, “My Sharonna” hits #1 and remains there for 42 days. The song took 15 minutes to write and was inspired by lead singer and guitarist Doug Fieger’s 17-year-old girlfriend, Sharonna, as he wanted to profess his love to her. 

 

Saturday, August 18th

 

1572: Henry IV of France marries his second cousin Margaret of Valois. He annulled the marriage, due to her inability to deliver a child. He remarried a year later and produced six kids with his new wife. 

 

1958: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is published. Despite the horrors of the book’s content, the question of rape and consensual sex between a stepfather and his preteen stepdaughter, it is continually ranked as one of the most beloved books of all times

 

Friday, August 17th

 

1891: NYC opens its first public bathhouse, with showers. It is called People’s Bath and changes the levels of intimacy between New Yorkers in the summer heat. 

 

1893: Sex icon, actress, singer and comedian Mae West is born, in Brooklyn. She is known for her breezy, bawdy, sexual independence after penning, directing and starring in her own Broadway musical entitled Sex. 

 

Thursday, August 16th 

 

1954: Director of untraditional romance films Titanic and Avatar, James Cameron, is born in Ontario. Cameron’s success with Titanic, which was the highest grossing film of all time coming in at $1.84 billion worldwide, was only surpassed in 2009 by his most recent blockbuster, Avatar. 

 

 

1985: “The Queen of Pop” Madonna marries actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday. The two had only known each other six months. In 1986, she dedicated her third album, True Blue, to him before his violent tendencies drove a wedge in-between them and divorce proceedings began. 

 

Wednesday, August 15th

 

1769: Napoleon Bonaparte, leader of the French military and Emperor, is born. He later weds a 32-year-old widow at 26, whom he renames Josephine because he did not like her birth name, Rose. 

 

1990: American superstar actress Jennifer Lawrence is born in Louisville, Kentucky. She has consistently been the highest paid actress in the world and opts to play the quirky and strong women, in complicated romances, due to her belief in female equality. 

 

Tuesday, August 14th 

 

1959: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, is born in Michigan. He is known for being a three-time NBA MVP as well as being HIV positive, for which he has raised massive funds and awareness, within both the straight and LGBTQ+ communities. 

 

1965: Model and fitness superstar Jane Fonda marries producer and director Roger Vadim, in Las Vegas. After filing for divorce in 1973, Fonda married activist Tom Hayden shortly after. 

 

Monday, August 13th 

 

1860: Annie Oakley, American sharp shooter, is born in Ohio. Her talent was noticed when she won a shooting match against the traveling-show marksman Frank Butler, at the ripe age of 15. The two later married after she outshot him for $100 bet. 

 

1994: Actor Alan Thicke marries former Miss World Gina Marie Tolleson. The two were married for nine years and Gina Marie acted as a stepmother to future “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke and his brother, Brennan.

 

Sunday, August 12th

 

1992: English model, Cara Delevingne, is born in London. She has appeared in many romance films such as Paper Towns and Suicide Squad, while using her platform to support LGBTQ+ rights. 

 

2011: Rock star John Mellencamp’s third marriage fails. He files for an amicable divorce from his model wife, Elaine Irwin, after 18 years of marriage and two sons. 

 

Saturday, August 11th

 

1950: Jackson Pollock, renowned Expressionist artist, is killed at the age of 44. He was drunk driving and totaled his car with mistress, Ruth Kligman, at his side.

 

1983: Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor known for Thor and The Avengers is born. His younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, is presently engaged to Miley Cyrus. 

 

Friday, August 10th

 

1942: Betsy Johnson, fashion designer, is born in Wethersfield, Connecticut. She is known for her feminine and whimsical style of clothing. 

 

1986: The revival of the 30’s musical, Me & My Girl opens at Broadway’s Marquis Theater and runs for 1420 performances. The musical features a couple that has to overcome economic and social difficulties to be welcomed into society in the 1930’s.

 

Thursday, August 9th

 

1963: Singer Whitney Houston is born in Newark, New Jersey. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time despite her career being cut short due to her death at 48.

 

1997: Tim McGraw releases “Just to See You Smile” about his wife Faith Hill. The song becomes the Billboard Song of the Year in 1998. 

 

Wednesday, August 8th

 

1998: Shawn Mendes, teen heart throb and singer/songwriter, is born in Toronto, Canada. His songs tend to focus on the trials and tribulations of romance. 

 

2001: Actor Tom Cruise and Actress Nicole Kidman divorce. The two had been married for 10 years, after meeting on The Days of Thunder set. 

 

Tuesday, August 7th

 

1606: Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth is possibly performed in the Great Hall’s Hampton Court Palace. King James 1 looked on while Macbeth’s wife used her cunning to craft the downfall of her family. 

 

1954: Musical genius Johnny Cash marries his first wife, Vivian Liberto, at 22. Vivian filed for divorce in 1966 due to his alcoholism and cheating. She raised their four kids on her own following the divorce.

 

Monday, August 6th

 

1637: Ben Jonson dies at 65. He was a famous English playwright and poet who popularized plays of comedy, which featured romance. He was known to be only second best in England for plays and literature behind Shakespeare.

 

1911: Lucille Ball is born in Jamestown, New York. She stared, and self-produced a series of Lucy Shows such as I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show and Life with Lucy. Her television studio produced hits such as Star Trek and Mission Impossible. 

 

Sunday, August 5th

 

1962: Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jean Mortenson, is found dead at 36. She was an American movie star, sex symbol and blonde bombshell who was found dead due to an apparent self-inflicted drug overdose on her bed by her psychiatrist. 

 

1964: Director Mel Brooks marries actresses Anne Bancroft. The two wed at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau and stayed together until Bancroft’s death in 2005. 

 

Saturday, August 4th 

 

2001: Pierce Brosnan, James Bond actor, marries TV journalist and hostess Keely Shaye Smith. The two wed in the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in Ireland, 

 

2015: Muppet’s stars Miss Piggy and longtime boyfriend Kermit the Frog announced their split on Twitter. Miss Piggy claims to be dating co-star Topher Grace while Kermit is dating a sow named Grace. 

 

Friday, August 3rd 

 

1926: Tony Bennet, born Anthony Dominick Benedetto, is born in Queens, New York. He is known for having released almost 70 albums, which feature songs such as I Left my Heart in San Francisco and Because of You. Still crooning and performing in his 80’s, he released a duet album with Lady Gaga in 2011 that topped the charts.

 

2015: Singer and designer Gwen Stefani divorcees Gavin Rossdale, fellow artist, after 13 years of marriage. The two were married in two different ceremonies and have three kids together. 

 

Thursday, August 2nd

 

1865: Lewis Carroll publishes his Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. The series was originally a gift to a little girl named Alice. 

 

1997: Kelsey Grammer, the actor who played Frazier on the popular Sit Com of same name, marries Playboy model Camille Donatacci in Malibu. The two divorced in 2011 under the scrutiny of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill’s audience, during which the episode about their divorce was the highest rated episode of the season. 

 

Wednesday, August 1st 

 

1942: Actress Janet Leigh marries her childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle in Reno, Nevada. The pair were 14 and 18, respectively, and got divorced the same year. 

 

1976: Elizabeth Taylor finalizes her sixth divorce, out of her total of eight. This was her second divorce from fellow actor Richard Burton. Their first divorce took place two years before. 

 

Tuesday, July 31st

 

1976: Renowned singer Natalie Cole marries Marvin Yancy, songwriter. Cole is the daughter of Nat King Cole. 

 

1988: The last Playboy Club closes. It was located in Lansing, Michigan. 

In 2014, a Playboy-themed lounge was opened in a hotel in Los Angeles. 

 

Monday, July 30th 

 

1997: Andy Gibb’s “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” hits 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song stayed there from mid-July to September. 

 

2007: Pop superstar Britney Spears files for divorce from Kevin Federline after only two years of marriage. The two had a reality TV show together called Britney & Kevin: Chaotic, which was comprised of home videos. 

 

Sunday, July 29th 

 

1981: Prince Charles of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. The wedding results in a messy marriage, and divorce, with affairs on both sides. 

 

2000: Jennifer Aniston marries fellow actor Brad Pitt in a private ceremony in Malibu, California. The wedding ends with Brad Pitt’s speculated cheating and subsequent marriage to Angelina Jolie.

 

Saturday, July 28th

 

1950: Actress Bette Davis weds Gary Merrill in Mexico. He was eight years her junior. 

 

1992: Mary J. Blige drops her debut album “What’s the 411.” Puff Daddy helped produced the album which led Blige to become one of the most popular R&B singers of this generation. 

 

Friday, July 27th

 

1890: The art community is on the edge of its seat whether revolutionary Dutch Artist Vincent van Gogh will survive a self-inflicted gunshot. Van Gogh dies, in Auvers-sur-Oise, two days later. 

 

1997: The Marquis Theater wraps up “Victor/Victoria” after 738 performances. The play highlights the LGBTQ community while Julie Andrews received Tony nominees for her performance as the lead. 

Thursday, July 26th 

 

1755: Giacomo Casanova, a man whose name is synonymous with “womanizer,” is arrested for indecency and imprisoned at the Doge’s Palace. 

 

1991: Paul Reubens, better known as Pee Wee Herman, is arrested. Herman was found exposing himself at an adult movies theater in Florida. 

 

Wednesday, July 25th 

 

1933: Duke Ellington plays in the first live Dutch radio concert, which ushers in a new era of radio’s importance. 

 

1964: “Here’s Love” closes its curtains for the final time at the Shubert Theater, Broadway. The show performed whopping 338 times. 

 

1966: The Supremes release “You Can’t Hurry Love.” The song tops the Billboard Charts and is later rereleased by Phil Collins. 

 

Tuesday, July 24th 

 

1917: The trial of Dutch seductress and exotic dancer Mata Hari starts in Paris. She was allegedly spying for Germany and caused the death of over 50,000 soldiers. 

 

1969: Jennifer Lopez, JLo, is born in The Bronx. Known for her singing, dancing, and acting, she becomes one of the world’s Hispanic superstars.

 

Monday, July 23rd

 

1973: Monica Lewinsky is born. She is known for her affair as an intern with President Bill Clinton that led to his impeachment.

 

1986: Britain’s Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey. 

 

Sunday, July 22

1932: Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer, is born. 

1992: Selena Gomez, international pop sensation is born. 

 

Saturday, July 14th 

 

1790: Louis XVI and wife Marie Antionette hold the first Fête de la Fédération to romanticize the progress of the French Révolution. 

 

1870: Mary Todd Lincoln, widow of American president Abraham Lincoln, is awarded a lifetime pension of $3,000 due to her husband’s assassination while president. 

 

 

Friday, July 20th 

 

2015: The seemingly perfect couple of country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert divorce after only four years of marriage.  A short time later, Shelton and Gwen Stefani, both judges on The Voice, announced their new relationship.

 

1968: Jane Asher breaks off her engagement with Paul McCartney, of the Beatles, on BBC. The two had been together for five years before Asher found him in bed with Frannie Schwartz, his American former girlfriend. 

 

Thursday, July 19th

 

1553: Lady Jane Grey is replaced as the Queen of England by Mary I. She spent only nine days on the throne before being considered illegitimate, due to the nature of her parents’ relationship, and was usurped. 

 

2014: Adam Levine, Maroon 5 lead vocalist, married Behati Prinsloo, Victoria’s Secret Model, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The two have two daughters together. 

 

Wednesday, July 18th

 

1970: The Boy Friend closes at The Ambassador Theater on Broadway. The romantic play was the American stage debut of Julie Andrews in 1955. 

 

1992:  “I Will Always Love You” singer Whitney Houston marries Bobby Brown which leads to a tumultuous relationship. 

 

 

Tuesday, July 17th

 

1947: Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles of Wales, is born in London. Camilla’s complex relationship with Prince Charles set the stage for his divorce from Princess Diana. Prince Charles and Camilla dated in the 60’s and then got officially married in 2005, after her own divorce from her first husband.

 

1952: 1980’s heartthrob David Hasselhoff, star of Baywatch and Knight Rider, is born in Baltimore.  In the 2012 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records, Hasselhoff was crowned the Most Watched Man on TV.

 

Monday, July 16th

 

1911: Ginger Rogers is born in Missouri. She becomes one half of the most famous dance couple of all time with Fred Astaire throughout the 30’s, and later pursues acting when the couple no longer dance together. 

 

1994: Anna Nicole Smith, a 26-year-old Playmate of the year, married an 89-year-old J. Howard Marshall II. It was said she never kissed him, had sex with him or lived with him, yet she claimed she loved him despite the age. 

 

Sunday, July 15th

 

1996: Prince Charles of Wales and Princess Diana sign divorce papers after the Queen sends letters encouraging them to divorce. The Prime Minister and senior Privy Counsellors agreed after two weeks of discussion. 

 

2005: Romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, which stars Vince Vaugh and Owen Wilson, hits theaters ultimately, having a $245 million worldwide box office on a $40 million budget. 

 

Saturday, July 14th 

 

 

1790: Louis XVI and wife Marie Antionette hold the first Fête de la Fédération to romanticize the progress of the French Révolution. 

 

 

1870: Mary Todd Lincoln, widow of American president Abraham Lincoln, is awarded a lifetime pension of $3,000 due to her husband’s assassination while president. 

 

Friday, July 13th

 

1939: Heartthrob Frank Sinatra’s first record debuts with the Henry James Band. He was paid $125 a week for over 40 recordings produced in Chicago. 

 

 

2009: Shakira’s “She Wolf” drops revealing Shakira’s dissatisfaction with her partner. It receives international acclaim and helped promote her 8th international album. 

 

Thursday, July 12th

 

1904: Poet Pablo Neruda was born in Chile. He is known for his passionate love poems such as Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. 

 

 

1918: Pablo Picasso married Russian dancer Olga Khokhola, who introduced Picasso to high society. The two have a son, Paulo, who became his father’s chauffeur. When Olga learned of his affair with a now-pregnant French mistress, their marriage was annulled. They separated, rather than divorced, as Picasso could then avoid the French law that required an even division of wealth. The two remained married until Olga died in 1955. 

 

Wednesday, July 11th

 

1985:  Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and accused spy Marta Hari weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam.

 

 

2009: Step It Up co-actors Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Jenna Dewan marry in Malibu, California. The two met on the set of the movie where they were both dancers. They have a daughter, and announced their divorce in April of 2018. 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 10th

 

1985: Playboy and Penthouse print nude pictures of Madonna.

 

2012: The American Episcopal Church is the first church to approve the rites of gay marriage. 

 

Monday, July 9th

 

1540: English King Henry VIII annuls his marriage of 6 months with his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves due to not yet having consummated the marriage.

 

1842: Nathaniel Hawthorn, author of The Scarlet Letter, marries Sophia Peabody, in her family’s Boston home. Hawthorn was often speculated as being gay, due to the nature of his relationship with renowned author Herman Melville. 

 

 

Sunday, July 8th

 

1994: Preliminary trial directs there is ample evidence to try football superstar O.J. Simpson for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown, and her boyfriend, Ron Goldman.

 

1999: J.K. Rowling publishes Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the U.K., a story she created as a love letter to her children’s childhood bedtime stories. 

 

Saturday, July 7th

 

1967: The Beatles’ release “All You Need is Love” with a simple message to be heard across the world.

 

 

2007: Actress Eva Longoria marries NBA player Tony Parker in a civil service in Paris. The two divorced in 2010, after Longoria found hundreds of texts from Erin Barry, who was married to Brent Barry, Parker’s former teammate. 

 

Friday, July 6th

 

1907: Frida Kahlo, a surrealist painter known for her complicated paintings and relationship with Diego Rivera, was born in Mexico. 

 

2016: NFL quarterback Russel Wilson marries popstar Ciara in England’s Peckforton Castle.

 

 

Thursday, July 5th 

 

1946: The newest thing in beachwear is debuted by Louis Reard when his bikini swimsuit design takes the runway in Paris. 

 

1957: Frank Sinatra divorces actress Ava Gardner after being married for 6 years. 

 

 

Wednesday, July 4th 

 

1989: Drew Barrymore, at age 14, attempts suicide after staring in the romantic comedies See You in the Morning and Far from Home where she was criticized for her sexual roles.

 

1999: International soccer star David Beckham marries singer/designer Victoria (Adams) Beckham at Luttrellstown’s Castle, which sports a whopping 560-acres outside of Dublin. The two have 4 children together. 

 

2015: Former co-actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis marry. Both starred on That 70’s Show and rekindled their friendship after their own divorces. He was her first kiss ever during the filming of the show. The two have two children together. 

 

 

Tuesday, July 3rd

 

1951: Poet Maya Angelou marries Greek electrician and former sailor Tosh J. Angelos and studies dance in New York City with Alvin Ailey. Both families disapproved of the interracial relationship which lasted until 1954.

 

2005: Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.

 

Monday, July 2nd 

 

1953: Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned queen. She had previously stood in for her father, King George VI, during the years leading up to his death. Sixteen months later a formal coronation was held in Westminster Abbey.

 

1955: The popular Broadway play 7th Heaven closes after 44 performances at ANTA Theater. The romantic play centered on a young girl falling in love, in France, during World War I.

 

1956: Elvis records two of his hits “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog.” “Hound Dog” and Elvis’ dance moves were supposed to arouse the sexuality of the youth according to the F.B.I.

 

 

Sunday, July 1st

 

1961: Diana Frances Spencer was born to noble parents in England. She became the Princess of Wales on July 29th, 1981 when she married Prince Charles and would forever be known as Princess Diana, The People’s Princess.

 

1972: England holds its first Gay pride march in London.

 

2011: Actors Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson divorced, after 2 years of marriage. It was speculated that Reynold’s relationship with Blake Lively, who he met in early 2010 on the set of The Green Lantern, was the reason behind for the split. 

 

Saturday, June 30th 

 

1966: The National Organization for Women was founded as the largest feminist organization in the United States ushering in a new sense of freedom and empowerment for women in their everyday lives. 

 

1975: Cher marries Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers. This occurs just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono. She filed for divorce from Gregg 9 days later, due to his heroin and liquor abuse. Cher and Gregg got back together within a month. They have one son together named Elijah Blue. 

 

 

 

Friday, June 29th 

 

 

1854: English Novelist and author of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë marries curate Arthur Bell Nicholls.

 

1956: Actress Marilyn Monroe marries playwright Arthur Miller at White Plains Court House in New York. It was the 3rd marriage for the actress who had previously been married to factory worker Jim Dougherty and baseball player Joe DiMaggio. The couple later had a Jewish ceremony at his agent’s house. Marilyn converted to Judaism, which led Egypt to ban all her films. The tabloids saw the union as mismatched given her star image as a sex symbol and his position as an intellectual, as demonstrated by Variety's headline "Egghead Weds Hourglass."

 

2005: American actress Jennifer Garner (33) weds actor and film director Ben Affleck (32) at the Parrot Cay resort on Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

2012: Actress Katie Holmes (33) divorces American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (50) allegedly due to disagreement about their religious beliefs and the raising of their daughter Suri, after 5 years of marriage.

 

Thursday, June 28th

 

1778:  Molly Pitcher (Mary Ludwig Hays) fought in the Battle of Monmouth during the Revolutionary War; first she carried water in pitchers. Sometime during the battle, her husband William Hays collapsed, either wounded or suffering from heat exhaustion. As her husband was carried off the battlefield, Mary Hays took his place at the cannon. For the rest of the day, in the heat of battle, Mary continued to "swab and load" the cannon using her husband's ramrod.

 

 

1965:  Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands announced her engagement to Claus von Amsberg. Claus met Princess Beatrix for the first time on New Year's Eve 1962 in Bad Driburg at a dinner hosted by the count von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff who was a distant relative of both of them. With memories of German oppression still very strong 20 years after the war, sections of the Dutch population were unhappy that Beatrix's fiancé was a German and former member of the Hitler Youth. Nonetheless, Queen Juliana gave the engagement her blessing after giving serious thought to canceling it. Following the consent of Parliament to the marriage, Claus von Amsberg became a Dutch citizen, and upon his marriage became Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Jonkheer van Amsberg.

 

Wednesday, June 27th 

 

1939: One of the most famous scenes in movie history is filmed – Rhett Butler leaving Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. Director Victor Fleming, as a precaution, also shot the scene using the alternate line, “Frankly, my dear, I just don’t care,” in case the film censors objected to the use of the word “damn.” The censors approved the movie but fined producer David O. Selznick $5,000 for including the curse word. 

 

2004:  Gay and lesbian newlyweds hoisting poster-sized reproductions of their marriage licenses had a starring role at San Francisco's 34th annual Pride parade. They were joined by Mayor Gavin Newsom and others who helped promote same-sex unions in the history-making wedding march at City Hall earlier that year.

 

Tuesday, June 26th

 

1915: American poet T.S. Eliot marries Vivienne Haigh-Wood on impulse at the Hampstead Registry Office. Eliot’s old Harvard friend Scofield Thayer had introduced the couple in early Spring.  But the marriage foundered due to Vivienne’s history of physical and emotional problems. The childless couple formally separated in 1933, and her brother against her will committed Vivienne to a lunatic asylum. She remained there until her death in 1947.

 

2015: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5–4, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

 

Monday, June 25th

 

1967:  “All You Need Is Love”  was recorded in front of an international television audience of 350 million on “Our World,” the first live global television link. The BBC had commissioned the Beatles to write a song for the UK’s contribution to the program containing a simple message that could be understood by all nationalities.  

 

2011: New York became the sixth state in the United States to legalize same-sex marriage.