36 year old Turner met Stompanato in 1957, when he was working as a bodyguard and enforcer for famed Los Angeles gangster Mickey Cohen. Their relationship was characterized by many violent arguments, physical abuse and repeated reconciliations.
On the evening of April 4, 1958, a, Turner and Stompanato began arguing heatedly in Turner’s house in Beverly Hills. Fearing her mother’s life was in danger, Turner’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Cheryl Crane, grabbed a kitchen knife and ran to her mother’s defense. The teenager reportedly stabbed Stompanato to death, it was later determined a justifiable homicide.
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi & second wife Queen Soraya
the imperial couple’s marriage had disintegrated by early 1958 owing to Soraya’s apparent infertility, for which she had sought treatment in Switzerland and France, and the Shah’s suggestion that he take a second wife in order to produce an heir.
When it was announced that the imperial couple would divorce. It was, the 25-year-old queen said, “a sacrifice of my own happiness.”
The headline-making divorce inspired French writer Françoise Mallet-Joris to write a hit pop song, Je veux pleurer comme Soraya (I Want to Cry Like Soraya). The marriage was officially ended on 6 April 1958.