Benigno Aquino Jr.

Politician

Birthday November 27, 1932

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Concepcion, Philippines

DEATH DATE Aug 21, 1983 (50)

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About

Filipino dissident who opposed the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and became a folk hero after his death. The Manila International Airport was later renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor and the anniversary of his death is a national holiday in the Philippines.

Before Fame

His family political connections allowed him to see the beginnings of what he called a 'garrison' state, government by a military junta.

Trivia

After martial law was declared in the Philippines, and he was imprisoned on trumped-up charges, he announced a hunger strike in protest.

Family Life

His father was a general in the revolutionary army of Emilio Aguinaldo, and his father was a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines.

Associated With

After the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos, his death date became a national holiday.