Evangelist Billy Graham gained attention in 1949, with a crusade in Los Angeles. Across the decades, he preached to more than 210 million people in more than 185 countries across the world, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
This is a sampling of some of his largest crowds and most historic crusades, which lasted for days or weeks:
Los Angeles (1949): 350,000
London (1954): 2,047,333
Glasgow, Scotland (1955): 2,647,365
New York (1957): 2,397,400
Sydney, Australia (1959): 980,000
Los Angeles (1963): 910,445
London (1966): 1,055,368
Seoul, South Korea (1973): 3,210,000
Seoul, South Korea (1984): 1,000,000*
New York (2005): 230,000
Note: Length of crusades vary
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* Largest attendance at a single-day event
Source: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Religion News Service
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Publication date: February 22, 2018