Daily Archives: August 21, 2013

Filipino opposition leader Benigno Aquino assassinated at Manila airport 30 years ago this hour (1983)

Video: 'The Assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr.' (parts 1-6)

(Sunday, August 21, 1983, just after 1:05 p.m. local time) — Filipino opposition leader Benigno Aquino, regarded as the strongest challenger to President Ferdinand E. Marcos, was assassinated today as he stepped off a plane at Manila International Airport, returning from three years’ self-exile in the United States.