Thursday 17 August 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ed Sanders and Luther Allison.
Range War, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Major League Baseball on NBC.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 17 August 1939
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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
- Luther Allison: Mayflower, Arkansas -- Rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming).
- Ed Sanders: Kansas City Writer.
- Francoise Bonnot
- Trevor McDonald: Journalist.
- Anthony Valentine: English actor (d. 2015).
- Sean Brady: Clergyman.
- Sanders : American poet, author, activist and musician, a member of the 60s band The Fugs.
- The Wizard of Oz movie opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in New York.