August 10, 1977
Notorious murderer David Berkowitz (aka Son of Sam) is arrested in Brooklyn after killing six people and terrorizing New York City.
August 12, 1990
Susan Hendrickson discovers the bones of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in Faith, South Dakota. The skeletonlater dubbed “Sue”is the largest found to date.
August 15, 1939
Judy Garland is catapulted into stardomand Technicolor
when The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.