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Billy Graham

Evangelist Billy Graham

Full Name: William Graham, Jr.
Profession: Evangelist

United States of America

Biography: 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.

Born: November 7, 1918
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: February 21, 2018 (aged 99)

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Married Life

  • 1943-08-13 Evangelist Billy Graham (24) weds philanthropist and Christian author Ruth Bell (23) in Montreat, North Carolina

Historical Events

  • 1949-09-25 Evangelist Billy Graham begins his "Los Angeles Crusade" in a circus tent erected in a parking lot
  • 1957-05-15 Evangelist Billy Graham launches his "crusade" in front of 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden in NYC
  • 1989-10-15 American radio and television evangelist Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Boulevard, the first clergyman to be granted a star

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