LDS History, 1964, October

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During 1964, October
Observance of Family Home Evening reemphasized. (1)

Observance of family home evening reemphasized. (2)

-- During October 1964
[Media] Elder Harold B. Lee, under the direction of President David O. McKay, announces --Family Home Evening program. (3)

-- Nov 16, 1964
Oakland Temple dedicated. (4)

-- Nov 17, 1964
The Oakland Temple was dedicated by President David O. McKay. (5)

-- Nov 19, 1964
Oakland California Temple; Location: Oakland, California, USA; Announcement: 26 May 1962; Dedication: 19 November 1964 by David O. McKay; Style: Modern, five-spire design with Oriental motif (6)

-- During 1964, November
[David O McKay] Dedicates the Oakland California Temple. (7)

-- 1964
Church Membership at end of year: 2,234,916
New Converts : 117,465
Percent Change from previous year: 5.55% (8)

[African Americans in Utah] The United States Supreme Court decision overturning prohibitions against interracial marriages and the federal government's passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act eliminated some of the more overt forms of discrimination. The Utah legislature, however, has not historically taken a proactive role in the quest for social justice. (9)

[Democrats in Utah] Democrats dominated both houses of the legislature after the Johnson landslide of 1964. (10)

[Democrats in Utah] In 1964, Calvin Rampton, who had been unsuccessful in numerous political contests was elected Governor over non-Mormon Mitch Melich. (10)

Joseph W. B. Johnson, in Ghana, claims he was told by Jesus to preach the Book of Mormon and the Joseph Smith story to the Ghanaians. Over time, he converts 1,000 people,^[1] all who cannot hold priesthood in the church until the revelation received in 1978.^[2] (11)

[Media] A fire destroys part of the Church's motion picture studio. (Films-Movies) (3)

1 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chronology of Church History,
3 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
4 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
5 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
7 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O McKay, Salt Lake City, Utah
8 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
9 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia,
10 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia,
11 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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