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apostle8 (birthday facts of our current and recent apostles ** )

Interesting birthday facts of our current and recent apostles

1. Elder Boyd K. Packer and Elder Russell M. Nelson were born just one day apart, with Elder Packer being born on September 10, 1924 in Brigham City, Utah and Elder Nelson being born on September 9, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2. Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder Robert D. Hales were born just 12 days apart, with Elder Oaks being born on August 12, 1932 in Provo, Utah and Elder Hales being born on August 24, 1932 in New York City, New York.

3. Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Richard G. Scott were born just one month apart, with Elder Ballard being born on October 8, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah and Elder Scott being born on November 7, 1928 in Pocatello, Idaho.

4. President Harold B. Lee and President Spencer W. Kimball, who came into the Quorum of the Twelve sequentially (President Lee in 1941 and President Kimball in 1943), shared the same birthday. President Lee was born on March 28, 1899 in Clifton, Idaho and President Kimball was born on March 28, 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

5. None of our current apostles (as of October 2023) have birthdays in March, April or July. The only January birthday is January 24 for Elder Christofferson, the only February birthday is February 6 for Elder Rasband, the only May birthday is May 31 for President Eyring, and the only June birthday is June 15 for Elder Bednar. Three of our current apostles have August birthdays (Elders Oaks, Stevenson, and Andersen).

6. Elders Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Jeffrey R. Holland were born just one month apart. Elder Uchtdorf was born November 6, 1940 and Elder Holland was born December 3, 1940.

7. Interestingly, Elder Cook’s birthday is on September 8, Elder Nelson’s birthday is on September 9, and Elder Packer’s birthday was on September 10.

8. Elder Gerrit W. Gong was born on the 148th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith, that being December 23, 1953.

Note:  Birthday information and other facts about our current and recent apostles can be found by clicking here.


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