All Quiet on the
Western Front directed by Lewis
Anna Christie starring Greta
starring John Wayne
Hell’s Angels directed by
starring Edward G. Robinson.
Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns was made into a national park by Congress.
Fiction included: Max Brand’s Destry Rides Again,
Dos Passos’s 42nd Parallel, William Faulkner’s As I lay
Ferber’s Cimarron, Michael Gold’s Jews Without Money,
Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon and Oliver La Farge’s Laughing
Popular songs included: “Georgia on my Mind” by Hoagy Carmichael and
Stuart Gorrell, “My Baby Just Cares for Me” by Gus Kahn and Walter
Donaldson, “Sing You Sinners” by Harding and Coslow, and “Three Little
Words” by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar.
Raymond Hood completed the Daily News Building in New York City
Plans were designed and developed for the Highland Park Shopping
Village in Dallas, Texas, the first shopping-mall.
124 billion cigarettes were produced.
Emigration from the United States exceeded immigration for the first
time in American history.
The Porter Act created the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.
February 18: Richard Rodgers’s and
Lorenz Hart’s Simple Simon opened at New York’s Ziegfeld
May 3: Ogden Nash published “Spring
Comes to Murray Hill” in the New Yorker.
May 6: General Foods introduced
Birdseye Frosted Foods.
March 30: Almost one million people
went on hunger marches across the nation.
May: Ellen Church was the first
airline stewardess and worked for United Airlines.
July 21: The first regular
7-day-a-week television schedule in America was drafted by CBS.
August: Flashbulbs were patented by
October: President Hoover appointed
a Committee for Unemployment Relief.