Jim Jones

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones Full Name: Jim Jones [James Warren Jones]
Nationality: American

Profession: Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Why Famous: Religious leader, community organizer, and leader of the Peoples Temple, best known for the mass suicide of 909 of its members in Jonestown, Guyana. Five individuals were murdered at the nearby airstrip, including Congressman Leo Ryan.

Born: May 13, 1931
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Randolph County, Indiana, USA

Died: November 18, 1978 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Suspected suicide

Married Life

  • 1949-06-12 Religious leader Jim Jones (18) weds nurse Marceline Baldwin

Historical Events in the Life of Jim Jones

  • 1978-11-18 In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones

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