The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland had its Hollywood premiere on this day in 1939.

Allied nations celebrated the surrender of the Japanese in 1945, in effect ending World War II. 

19 year old Elvis Presley quit his day job in 1954 after signing a recording contract with Sun Records.

In ’69, an estimated half a million people turned up at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm for the first Woodstock Festival.

In 2007 Paris Hilton made the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s Most Overrated Person.

And Music guru Jerry Wexler died of heart failure in 2008 aged 91 – he coined the term “rhythm and blues” and helped guide the careers like Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles.

Today’s Birthdays


Jennifer Lawrence is 26 (1990)

Ben Affleck is 44 (1972)

Bernard Fanning is 47 (1969)

And Debra Messing is 48 (1968)

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