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Which Celebrity Wedding Was Big News The Year You Were Born?

Before we obsessed over whether Brad and Angie were calling it quits, our parents and grandparents were following celebrity marriages too. Which famous wedding was a big deal the year you were born?

1940 - Ronald Reagan and actress Jane Wyman


1941 - Comedian Stan Laurel and Virginia Ruth Rogers

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1942 - Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner

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1943 - Charlie Chaplin and Oona O'Neill


1944 - Charlton Heston and actress Lydia Clark


1945 - Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall


1946 - John Wayne and actress Esperanza Baur

Emanuel Levy

1947 - Princess Elizabeth and Phillip Mountbatten


1948 - Nat King Cole and singer Maria Hawkins


1949 - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (their second wedding ceremony)

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1950 - Elizabeth Taylor and hotel baron Conrad Hilton

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1951 - Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis

Silver Screen Oasis

1952 - Ronald and Nancy Reagan


1953 - John F. Kennedy and Jackie Bouvier

JFK Presidential Library and Museum

1954 - Audrey Hepburn and actor Mel Ferrer


1955 - Clark Gable and actress Kay Williams

Legendary Clark Gable

1956 - Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monacco

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1957 - Actor Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood

1958 - Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay (the current Mr. Universe)

The Jayne Mansfield Collection

1959 - Elizabeth Taylor and singer Eddie Fisher

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1960 - Marlon Brando and actress Movita Castaneda

Washington Times

1961 - Pablo Picasso and model Jacqueline Rocque

Pundit from Another Planet

1962 - John Lennon and Cynthia Powell


1963 - Actor Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand

Closer Weekly

1964 - Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Flirty Fleurs

1965 - Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox

Beatles Bible

1966 - Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra

Martha Stewart Weddings

1967 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley

Country Living

1968 - Johnny Cash and June Carter


1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono


We list the biggest weddings of the 1970s on the next page...

1970 - David Bowie and model Angelina Barnett


This was actually their wedding photo (taken just after signing their license).

1971 - Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias

Into the Gloss

1972 - Birgitte Eva Henriksen and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester


1973 - Princess Anne and Mark Phillips


1974 - Musician Quincy Jones and socialite Peggy Lipton

Retro Active Critiques

1975 - Sean Connery and painter Micheline Roquebrune


1976 - Elizabeth Taylor and politician John Warner


1977 - Donald Trump and model Ivana Zelní­Äková


1978 - Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer

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1979 - Rod Stewart and model Alana Hamilton


Up next, the 1980s...

1980 - Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore

Deadline Hollywood

1981 - Prince Charles and Diana Spencer


1982 - Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Levy (his manager)

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1983 - Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon


1984 - Janet Jackson and singer James DeBarge

Entertainment Tonight

1985 - Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley


1986 - Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver


1987 - Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet


1988 - Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson


1989 - Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline

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