Thursday 17 August 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Wizard of Oz, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1939 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Ed Sanders: Kansas City Writer.
- Sanders : American poet, author, activist and musician, a member of the 60s band The Fugs.
- Luther Allison: Mayflower, Arkansas -- Rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming).
- Anthony Valentine: English actor (d. 2015).
- The Wizard of Oz movie opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in New York.
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