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Notable Weddings - 1953

1953Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York

1953Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)

1953Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island

1953Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

1953John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

1953MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (22) weds Mollye Louise

1953MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle

1953MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas

1953NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk (23) weds Patricia Ann Morey

1953Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia

1953Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah

1953Explorer Edmund Hillary (34) weds Louise Mary Rose

1953Statesman Mikhail Gorbachev (22) weds Raisa Maximovna (21) at a Komsomol wedding ceremony

1953Biologist Alexander Fleming (34) weds doctor Amalia Koutsouri-Vourekas (41)

1953US Senator Joseph McCarthy (43) weds researcher Jean Kerr at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

1953Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

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

1953Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada

1953British writer ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") Ronald Dhal marries American actress Patricia Neal

1953Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

1953 Weddings
Date Event
Feb 14
Actress Agnes Moorehead (52) weds actor/film director Robert Gist (35) 
Apr 6
MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (22) weds Mollye Louise 
Apr 9
Biologist Alexander Fleming (34) weds doctor Amalia Koutsouri-Vourekas (41) 
Apr 15
Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church 
May 23
John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City 
Jun 15
Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York 
Jun 18
Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26) 
Jun 19
Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia 
Jul 2
British writer ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") Ronald Dhal marries American actress Patricia Neal 
Jul 2
Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York 
Jul 6
"James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City 
Aug 6
NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk (23) weds Patricia Ann Morey 
Aug 30
Future NYC mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in NYC 
Sep 3
Explorer Edmund Hillary (34) weds Louise Mary Rose 
Sep 8
Actress Lana Turner (32) weds "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34) 
Sep 12
Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island 
Sep 24
Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas 
Sep 25
Statesman Mikhail Gorbachev (22) weds Raisa Maximovna (21) at a Komsomol wedding ceremony 
Sep 29
US Senator Joseph McCarthy (43) weds researcher Jean Kerr at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C. 
Oct 3
MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle 
Oct 6
MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas 
Oct 26
Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah 
Dec 8
Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada 
Dec 27
Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York 
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