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Notable Weddings - 1961

1961Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25)

1961NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Marge Dougherty

1961Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart

1961Author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis

1961Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)

1961Racing car driver Mario Andretti (21) weds high school sweetheart Dee Ann Hoch (19)

1961NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (24) weds Jackie Forchette

1961Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR

1961Actor Martin Sheen (21) weds Janet Templeton

1961Playwright Samuel Beckett (54) weds Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil on a secret civil ceremony in England

1961Nigerian novelist, critic and academic Chinua Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") marries Christie Okoli

1961Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

1961 Weddings
Date Event
Jan 28
NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Marge Dougherty 
Mar 13
Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37) 
Mar 17
Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25) 
Mar 25
Playwright Samuel Beckett (54) weds Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil on a secret civil ceremony in England 
Apr 1
Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye 
Apr 30
Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR 
May 25
King Hussein of Jordan marries Princess Muna al-Hussein (Antoinette Gardiner). 
Jun 8
English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley 
Jun 26
NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (24) weds Jackie Forchette 
Jul 1
Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart 
Sep 10
Nigerian novelist, critic and academic Chinua Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") marries Christie Okoli 
Sep 10
Baseball player Ted Williams marries model Lee Howard (divorced 1967) 
Oct 14
Howard Allen Frances (Anne) O'Brien (20) best-selling author (The Vampire Chronicles) marries poet and painter Stan Rice (21) 
Oct 14
Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas 
Oct 14
Author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis 
Nov 25
Racing car driver Mario Andretti (21) weds high school sweetheart Dee Ann Hoch (19) 
Dec 10
Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer 
Dec 23
Actor Martin Sheen (21) weds Janet Templeton 
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