People: Jul. 12, 1982

It was billed by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who seems to be guided by the Gospel according to Guinness, as the "largest mass marriage in history." A total of 4,150 members of the Unification Church were united in 2,075 marriages performed at Madison Square Garden. Moon, something of a spiritual Dolly Levi to his flock, personally matched up the couples—many had met for the first time only days before—and some, of different nationalities, were able to converse with their new mates only through interpreters. The newlyweds will now return home until Moon gives the go-ahead for them to move in...

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