What Happened On 18th November 1978 In History

November 18th (1978) was a Saturday. It's the 321st day of the year (322nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 18th November, 1978

  • » In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Leo Ryan e.g Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple

Famous Birthdays on November 18 in 1978

  • » Damien Johnson, Irish footballer

November 18th Famous Deaths for 1978

  • » Jim Jones, American cult leader, founded Peoples Temple (b. 1931)
  • » Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (b. 1925)

November 18th Holidays in History

  • » Christian Calendar of saints or Feast Day:
  • » Abhai of Hach (Syriac Orthodox Church)
  • » Juthwara (Roman Catholic Church)
  • » Mabyn (Roman Catholic Church and Anglicanism)
  • » Rose Philippine Duchesne (Roman Catholic Church)
  • » Elizabeth of Hungary (Church of England)
  • » Hilda of Whitby (Episcopal Church (United States) known as Episcopal Church)
  • » November 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Latvia from Russia in 1918.
  • » Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Morocco from France and Spain in 1956.
  • » National Day (Oman)

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