Star Map for Monday August 8, 1988

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On 08 August 1988

The 8888 Uprising begins in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar). Led by students, hundreds of thousands join in nationwide protests against the one-party regime. On September 18, the demonstrations end in a military crackdown, killing thousands..

Birthdate of Princess Beatrice of York; Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player; Rinku Singh, Indian baseball player; and Laura Slade Wiggins, American actress and singer.

Death of Félix Leclerc, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914); and Alan Napier, English actor (b. 1903).

50th anniversary

Birthdate of Jack Baldwin, English chemist and academic; Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer and educator (d. 2010); and Connie Stevens, American actress and businesswoman.

25th anniversary

Great Train Robbery: In England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal £2.6 million in bank notes..

The Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), the current ruling party of Zimbabwe, is formed by a split from the Zimbabwe African People's Union..

Birthdate of Hur Jin-ho, South Korean director and screenwriter; Ron Karkovice, American baseball player and manager; Emi Shinohara, Japanese voice actress and singer; Jon Turteltaub, American director and producer; and Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and manager.

10th anniversary

Birthdate of Alan Maybury, Irish footballer and coach; Louis Saha, French footballer; and Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress.

5th anniversary

Birthdate of Guy Burnet, English actor and producer; and Willie Tonga, Australian rugby league player.

4th anniversary

Birthdate of Kirk Broadfoot, Scottish footballer; Norbert Michelisz, Hungarian race car driver; and Martrez Milner, American football player.

Death of Richard Deacon, American actor (b. 1921); and Ellen Raskin, American author and illustrator (b. 1928).

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Toby Flood, English rugby player; Ryan Koolwijk, Dutch footballer; James Morgan, Welsh actor and producer; Brett Ratliff, American football player; and Anita Wodarczyk, Polish track and field athlete.

Death of Louise Brooks, American actress (b. 1906).

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukrainian tennis player; Pierre Garçon, American football player; and Chris Pressley, American football player.

1st anniversary

Birthdate of Pierre Boulanger, French actor; and Tatjana Malek, German tennis player.

Death of Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician and physicist (b. 1903).

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The Download option will give you access to files optimized for printing at these sizes: 8.5x11" (letter), optimum for your home printer; 11x14", ideal for a medium-sized poster; 16x20", optimized for a medium-sized poster; 18x24", ideal for a large poster; 40x50 cm; 50x70 cm.

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