What Happened on November 18, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

MurderMurder of Interest

In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered or commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones

Famous Birthdays

  • Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide at 47

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones
  • Leo J Ryan, (Rep-Cal) & 4 killed in Jonestown, Guyana by members of Peoples Temple, followed by ritual mass suicide of 914 members