On February 23, 1940, folk singer Woody Guthrie writes one of his best-known songs, *This Land is Your Land.*
"... “This Land is Your Land,” reflected not only Guthrie’s support for the common folk, but also his deep love for his country. The verse celebrated the beauty and grandeur of America while the chorus drove home the populist sentiment that the nation belonged to all the people, not merely the rich and powerful. Probably the most famous of his more than 1,000 songs, “This Land is Your Land” was also one of his last. ..."
Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie was (July 14, 1912 - October 2, 1967) was born in Okemah, Oklahoma
Read more of his biography at Wikipedia