Why Famous: Rose to celebrity status in 1949 reaching a core constituency of middle-class, moderately conservative Protestants.
Graham was a spiritual adviser to several American presidents, and held numerous large indoor and outdoor rallies.
- 1943-08-13 Evangelist Billy Graham (24) weds philanthropist Ruth Bell (23) in Monreat, North Carolina
- 1949-10-15 Billy Graham begins his ministry
- 1957-05-15 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden for Billy Graham launching his crusade
- 1989-10-15 Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd