LDS History, Dec 5, 1982

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Dec 5, 1982
First use of the satellite network beyond general conference for Churchwide youth fireside. (1)

-- 1982
Church Membership at end of year: 5,162,619
New Converts : 242,170
Percent Change from previous year: 4.92% (2)

-- During 1982-1986
[Editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought] Linda King Newell and L. Jackson Newell (husband and wife team) (3)

-- During 1982
[Equal Rights Amemdment] NOW (National Organizations for Women) sent teams of missionaries to Utah for the summer of 198l to knock on doors of Mormons asking them to support the ERA. (4)

Church membership passed five million . (5)

Church first purchases satellite transponder capacity (on Westar IV from PBS). Church begins using direct broadcast satellites (DBS). (1)

Sony releases the first CD player. (1)

[Leonard J. Arrignton] Grace Fort Arrington died in 1982, and Arrington later married Harriet Ann Horne. (6)

[Leonard J. Arrignton] In 1982, when the LDS Church History Division was disbanded, most of its employees were transferred to the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Church History at Brigham Young University. (6)

[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] Schreiner was also the moving force behind the installation of G. Donald Harrison's magnificent Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, recently renovated (1988) and enlarged (11,623 pipes in 206 ranks) under the careful supervision of organists Robert Cundick (1965), John Longhurst (1977), and Clay Christiansen (1982). (7)

Barney Clark receives the first permanent artificial heart at the University of Utah and it functions for 112 days. (8)

[Utah] Jon M. Huntsman forms Huntsman Chemical Corporation in Salt Lake City. (8)

-- Jan 11, 1983
Elder LeGrand Richards dies. (9)

1 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
2 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
3 - Wikipedia, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought,
4 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Equal Rights Amemdment,
5 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
6 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Leonard J. Arrignton,
7 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Mormon Tabernacle Choir,
8 - History to Go, Utah Today,
9 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),

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