LDS History, April 1962

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During April 1962
[Thomas S. Monson] Named supervisor of Area No. 3 of stake missions. (1)

-- During May 1962
[Media] By this time, 330 stations worldwide carried weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcasts. (RadioTelevision) (2)

-- Jul 05, 1962
[U.S. Religious History] Helmut Richard Niebuhr died at the age of 67. (3)

-- Jul 23, 1962
Tabernacle Choir participated in its first satellite broadcast. (4)

The first worldwide satellite broadcast of a live television program takes place over the recently launched Telstar satellite. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is invited to perform at Mount Rushmore for the event. Viewership was reportedly about 300 million. (SatelliteMedia History) (2)

[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] First around-the-earth broadcast of a choir performance via the new Telstar satellite originating from Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. (5)

-- Jul 27, 1962
Nauvoo Restoration, Inc., founded. (4)

-- Aug 26, 1962
The Glasgow, Scotland stake is organized with Archibald R. Richardson as President. It is the first stake in Scotland. (6)

-- Sep 24, 1962
Death of Fern Lucinda Tanner, wife of Harold B. Lee. (7)

-- Oct 10, 1962
The Church purchased a shortwave radio station, WRUL, with a transmitter in Boston and studios in New York City. It was subsequently used to transmit Church broadcasts to Europe and South America. (8)

Church purchased short-wave radio station WRUL and began broadcasting to countries outside the United States. (4)

-- Oct 11, 1962
[Joseph Smith] N. Eldon Tanner is ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (9)

-- Oct 14, 1962
[Media] The first live telecast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (--The Spoken Word) debuts, reaching over 800 radio and television channels worldwide. (MusicRadioTelevision) (2)

1 - Deseret News, Timeline: Thomas S. Monson,,5143,695250351,00.html
2 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
4 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
5 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
7 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee, Salt Lake City, Utah
8 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
9 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

To unsubscribe, reply using "remove me" as the subject.