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 Ed Sanders and Luther Allison.
The Wizard of Oz, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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
- Ed Sanders: Kansas City Writer.
- Luther Allison: Mayflower, Arkansas -- Rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming).
- Francoise Bonnot
- Sanders : American poet, author, activist and musician, a member of the 60s band The Fugs.
- Anthony Valentine: English actor (d. 2015).
- The Wizard of Oz movie opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in New York.
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