October 13, 1938: Filming for  “The Wizard of Oz” began.

“The Wizard of Oz” has undoubtedly stood the test of time in film history.  Even after 70 years since it first appeared in theaters, viewers of all ages are still captivated by this classic film and its beloved characters.

I love how the entertainment industry has kept the memory of this film alive today in various ways, most especially in Walt Disney World on The Great Movie Ride.

For me, “The Wizard of Oz” serves as a time capsule, bringing me back to my childhood each and every time I see it or hear its award-winning music.

October 14, 1961: The musical “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” opened on Broadway.

Most of us have heard of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” because of its notable casting of “Harry Potter’s” Daniel Radcliffe as one of the show’s main characters.

This recent Broadway musical hit is actually a revival of the show’s original production, which opened 50 years ago in 1961. At the 16th Annual Tony Awards in 1962, the debut cast won seven awards, including the honors for Outstanding Musical and Best Direction of a Musical.

Almost five decades later, at the 2011 Tony Awards, the show’s revival received nine nominations, with its starring actor John Larroquette, taking home the award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. To the delight of Harry Potter fans, including myself, Radcliffe performed a musical number from the show with Larroquette during the ceremony’s live telecast.

October 16, 1999: Santana’s hit single “Smooth” began a twelve-week run on the Billboard Hot 100.

Rounding out the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, Santana, the band headlined by lead guitarist Carlos Santana, teamed up with Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas on vocals to produce this chart-topping hit.

Coming out of a decade-long slump on the charts, the band, which was formed in the 1960s, became a household name again with the release of the record-breaking album “Supernatural.”

The following winter, Santana cleaned up at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards by winning numerous awards.

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