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Notable Weddings - 1940

1940Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35)

194037th US President Richard Nixon (27) weds Pat Ryan (28) at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California

1940"I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball (28) weds actor Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut

1940Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper

1940American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries journalist Martha Gellhorn

1940Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

1940Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York

1940Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

1940Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (21) weds Natalya Reshetovskaya

1940Actress Bette Davis (32) weds New England innkeeper Arthur Farnsworth at 15,000-acre ranch in Lake Montezuma, Arizona

1940Molecular biologist Francis Crick (23) weds Ruth Doreen Dodd

1940"Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California

1940PGA golfer Sam Snead (28) weds high school sweetheart Audrey Karnes

1940MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach

1940Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening

1940Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

1940RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth's Anglican Church

1940CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts

1940 Weddings
Date Event
Jan 2
Archibald Campbell Mzoliza Jordan, Xhosa writer, linguist and academic and outspoken critic of the South African National Party government's Bantu Education policy, marries Priscilla Phyllis Ntantla. 
Jan 26
Actor Ronald Raegan (28) weds Academy Award-winning actress Jane Wyman (23) at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather church in Glendale, California 
Feb 18
Molecular biologist Francis Crick (23) weds Ruth Doreen Dodd 
Mar 30
Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 
Apr 7
Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (21) weds Natalya Reshetovskaya 
May 5
Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35) 
May 25
MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach 
Jun 4
Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper 
Jun 21
37th US President Richard Nixon (27) weds Pat Ryan (28) at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California 
Jul 31
Actress Loretta Young (27) weds advertising executive Tom Lewis at the chapel of St. Paul's Church in Westwood 
Aug 12
PGA golfer Sam Snead (28) weds high school sweetheart Audrey Karnes 
Aug 25
1st parachute wedding 
Aug 30
CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts 
Aug 31
"Wuthering Heights" actor Laurence Olivier (33) weds "Gone With The Wind" actress Vivien Leigh (26) 
Aug 31
Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York 
Sep 1
Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon 
Sep 22
"Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California 
Sep 25
"Sullivan's Travels" actress Veronica Lake (18) weds American motion picture art director and set designer John S. Detlie (31) 
Nov 1
Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening 
Nov 5
American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries journalist Martha Gellhorn 
Nov 23
RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth's Anglican Church 
Nov 30
"I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball (28) weds actor Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut 
Dec 3
Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France 
Dec 31
Actress Bette Davis (32) weds New England innkeeper Arthur Farnsworth at 15,000-acre ranch in Lake Montezuma, Arizona 
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