Full Name: Jim Jones [James Warren Jones]
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.
- 1949-06-12 Religious leader Jim Jones (18) weds nurse Marceline Baldwin
- 1978-11-18 In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered or commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones