Fun Facts image 1931

What Things Cost

  • Yearly income: $1,850
  • New house: $6,790
  • Alarm clock: $3.50
  • Loaf of bread: .08¢


  • 1st Dracula movie released
  • 1st showing of a Donald Duck cartoon
  • NY's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts an entire opera over radio
  • Singer Kate Smith begins her long-running radio program on CBS

Other Stuff

  • Alka seltzer sold for the first time
  • 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)
  • 1st electric shaver goes on sale in U.S.
  • 1st fireworks are held at Cleveland Stadium