Building opened in New York City.
The McGraw-Hill building in New York City was completed.
The George Washington Bridge was completed.
An American Tragedy by Josef von
by Charlie Chaplin
by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich
directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi
directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff
starring the Marx Brothers
Public Enemy directed by
Wellman and starring James Cagney, Jean Harlow and Mae Clarke
directed by Howard Hawks
starring Jackie Cooper
Street Scene directed by King
Svengali starring John
Books included: Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth, Louis
Colman’s Lumber, James Gould Cozzens’s S.S. San Pedro,
William Faulkner’s Sanctuary, Dashiell Hammett’s The Glass
Key and Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer.
Popular songs included “All of Me” by Simons and Marks, “Dream a Little
Dream of Me” by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt, lyrics by Gus Kahn,
a Parade” by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler, “(I’ll Be Glad When You’re
You Rascal You” by Sam Theard, “Love Letters in the Sand” by J. Fred
and lyrics by Nick and Charles Kenny, “When it’s Sleepy Time Down
South” by Leon and Otis Rene and Clarence Muse, and “When I take my
sugar to Tea” by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Irving Kahal and Pierre Norman
Nevada legalized gambling and implemented a six-week residency period
Schick Dry Shaver, Inc. began marketing its first electric shaver.
Jane Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Al Capone was
convicted of income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11
years in jail and given a $50,000 fine.
General Motors's Frigidaire replaced amonia with Freon 12 refrigerant
Spangled Banner,'' became the American national anthem by
order of Congress.
January: The New England Telephone and
Telegraph Company laid off all its married women workers.
March 3: The New York Times reported
that French dress imports dropped more than 40 percent since 1926.
April 30: The Empire
opened to the public.
June 3: Fred and Adele Astaire made
their final appearance together on the first revolving stage in the
The Band Wagon.
July 27: Naked Chorus girls lined up
for Earl Carroll’s Vanities.
November: Hattie T. Caraway was the
first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.