1947 - 1985
people Sir John Gielgud
Jubilee Hall was a place of immense historic significance, as the site many public events including the 1947 AFPFL convention, and as the place where Gen. Aung San and his assassinated colleagues lay in state. It was also where Sir John Gielgud, certainly one of the greatest actors ever to have lived, played Hamlet in 1946. Its demolition in 1985 was an act of vandalism, like the destruction of the palace of the Kengtung sawbwa around the same time.