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Notable Weddings - 1956

1956British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.

1956Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado

1956NY Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (25) weds Elizabeth Joan Zieg

1956Russian president Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24)

1956Actress Vera Miles (25) weds actor Gordon Scott (29)

1956Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)

1956Actor Gene Hackman (25) weds Fay Maltese

1956Author Aldous Huxley (62) weds musician and author Laura Archera (45)

1956MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York

1956Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

1956MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church

1956Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia

1956Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

1956Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada

1956Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Rand

1956US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)

1956Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

1956Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (23) weds actor Gig Young (43)

1956NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher

1956Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

1956Actor Ted Cassidy (23) weds Margaret Helen

1956Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

1956 Weddings
Date Event
Jan 1
Actor Gene Hackman (25) weds Fay Maltese 
Jan 28
Science student later astronaut Neil Armstrong marries fellow student Janet Elizabeth Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois 
Feb 14
MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York 
Mar 3
Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia 
Mar 19
Author Aldous Huxley (62) weds musician and author Laura Archera (45) 
Apr 14
Actress Vera Miles (25) weds actor Gordon Scott (29) 
Apr 18
Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony) 
Apr 19
US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church) 
Apr 23
Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England 
May 12
NY Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (25) weds Elizabeth Joan Zieg 
Jun 6
Three-time Olympic Champion figure skater Sonja Henie (44) weds Norwegian shipping magnate and art patron Niels Onstad (47) 
Jun 14
Actor Ted Cassidy (23) weds Margaret Helen 
Jun 16
British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London. 
Jun 29
Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York 
Jul 6
Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot 
Aug 5
Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor Jack Cassidy (29) 
Aug 12
Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Rand 
Aug 19
Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado 
Aug 21
Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico 
Aug 27
Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt (32) weds "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (32) 
Sep 14
British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27) 
Sep 28
Russian president Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24) 
Oct 6
South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan 
Oct 6
Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia 
Oct 13
MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church 
Dec 9
NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher 
Dec 28
Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (23) weds actor Gig Young (43) 
Dec 28
Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada 
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