Star Map for Sunday October 14, 1956

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On 14 October 1956

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers (see Neo-Buddhism)..

Birthdate of Ümit Besen, Turkish singer-songwriter; Beth Daniel, American golfer and sportscaster; Jennell Jaquays, American game designer; and Arleen Sorkin, American actress, producer, and screenwriter.

50th anniversary

Birthdate of Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian religious leader, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (d. 1949); and Hannah Arendt, German-American philosopher and theorist (d. 1975).

10th anniversary

Birthdate of François Bozizé, Gabonese general and politician, President of the Central African Republic; Joey de Leon, Filipino comedian, actor and television host; Justin Hayward, English singer-songwriter and guitarist; Dan McCafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter; Al Oliver, American baseball player; and Craig Venter, American biologist, geneticist, and academic.

5th anniversary

Birthdate of Aad van den Hoek, Dutch cyclist.

4th anniversary

Korean War: United Nations and South Korean forces launch Operation Showdown against Chinese strongholds at the Iron Triangle. The resulting Battle of Triangle Hill is the biggest and bloodiest battle of 1952..

Birthdate of Harry Anderson, American actor and screenwriter; Nikolai Andrianov, Russian gymnast and coach (d. 2011); and Rick Aviles, American comedian and actor (d. 1995).

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Kazumi Watanabe, Japanese guitarist and composer.

Death of Émile Sarrade, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (b. 1877); and Kyuichi Tokuda, Japanese lawyer and politician (b. 1894).

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Carole Malone, English journalist; and Mordechai Vanunu, Moroccan-Israeli technician and academic.

1st anniversary

Birthdate of Iwona Blazwick, English curator and critic.

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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.

The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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