LDS History, 1964

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During 1964
KSL Television first broadcasts in color. (1)

―‗Man's Search for Happiness,' the church's first film written for a non-Mormon audience premiers at World's Fair in New York; seen by five million people. (1)

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] (2)

[Utah] Flaming Gorge Dam on the Green River is dedicated. Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam creates Lake Powell the nation's second largest artificial lake. (3)

-- Jan 18, 1965
The Tabernacle Choir sang at the inauguration of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in Washington, D.C. (4)

-- During 1965 January
The family home evening program was inaugurated and wards had a choice of which night in the week to hold home evenings. A weekly home evening had been encouraged before by Church leaders, but now the Church published a formal family home evening manual, which was placed in every LDS home. (4)

-- During 1965, January
Home Evening program manual placed in homes. (5)

-- During 1965 January
Family home evening program initiated. (6)

-- During January 1965
Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs at President Lyndon B. Johnson's inauguration. (1)

[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] The choir performs at the inauguration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. (7)

-- During 1965
[U.S. Religious History] As late as this year Jerry Falwell continued to denounce civil rights leaders, even though he has claimed to have changed his mind about segregation and racism in the early 1960s. (8)

-- Feb 21, 1965
[U.S. Religious History] Malcolm X was assassinated by three Black Muslims while he was speaking to an audience in Harlem, New York City. (8)

-- During 1965 February
The Italian government gave permission for LDS missionaries to proselyte in the country. No missionary work had been done there since 1862. (4)

1 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
2 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
3 - History to Go, Utah Today,
4 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
5 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
6 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
7 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
8 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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