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August 17, 1939 in Music

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Music


Film PremierThe Wizard of Oz

"The Wizard of Oz" opens at Loews Capitol Theatre in NY
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Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion

Birthdays in Music

  • Luther Allison, Mayflower Ark, rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming)