11 of the famous people who have visited Temple Square

From Oscar Wilde to Buffalo Bill, Temple Square has had its share of famous visitors

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  • Cliff Pettigrew Grantsville, UT
    April 24, 2019 1:42 p.m.

    T be fair, the headline does say "11 of the most famous..." not the only 11 to visit.

  • Levin Reno, NV
    April 23, 2019 5:01 p.m.

    Muhammad Ali attended Music and the Spoken Word in 1997.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    April 21, 2019 5:51 a.m.

    Interesting choices there, D News.

    Strange, but interesting.

    One can't help but wonder why some were chosen and others left out. Suffice it to say, these wouldn't be my top ten.

  • Emophiliac Vernal, UT
    April 20, 2019 6:18 p.m.

    We sat behind Jim Nabors one Sunday in the Tabernacle.
    No, he didn't sing.
    But, shazam!

  • Bountiful Guy Bountiful, UT
    April 20, 2019 1:27 p.m.

    Mayor Jackie Biskupski visited the Church Office Building.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    April 20, 2019 11:53 a.m.

    Yes, that list should have started with Jimmy Stewart and worked from there.

  • Mona Portland, OR
    April 20, 2019 8:48 a.m.

    Jimmy Stewart

  • muncho6 salt lake city, UT
    April 20, 2019 8:14 a.m.

    I know for a fact that President John F Kennedy spoke in the tabernacle on temple square. Not quite sure how his visit didn’t qualify as a visit. I don’t think you could argue that he wasn’t famous.

  • rkl Salt Lake City, UT
    April 20, 2019 2:26 a.m.

    Mark Twain
    President John F. Kennedy
    President Richard Nixson
    President Lyndon B. Johnson

  • SFSteveS SF, CA
    April 20, 2019 2:19 a.m.

    JFK visited and spoke to a crowd that filled the Tabernacle in October of '63 ... The choir performed "Battle Hymn of The Republic" immediately prior to his speech which had a visible effect on him .,. and on each of us in the audience.

    I thought of this a month later and many times since .... one of the more powerful experiences of my life.

  • THEREALND Mishawaka, IN
    April 19, 2019 6:12 p.m.

    #12 Famous person was Bill Maher.