Events in Music on August 15

Film release premierFilm Premier

1939 "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)

  • 1965 Beatles play to 55,000 at Shea Stadium

Music concertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm

  • 1983 Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery
  • 1988 "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 176 performances
  • 1993 "Goodbye Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances