"The Wizard of Oz", American musical fantasy film directed by Victor Fleming and King Vidor, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, starring Judy Garland (Dorothy), Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion), Frank Morgan (Wizard), Billie Burke (Glinda), and Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch)Learn More
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- First night game at baseball's Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
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Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No