Thursday 17 August 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sanders and Ed Sanders.
The Wizard of Oz, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Sanders : American poet, author, activist and musician, a member of the 60s band The Fugs.
- Ed Sanders: Kansas City Writer.
- 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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