Fun Facts image 1935

What Things Cost

  • Yearly income: $1,600
  • New house: $3,450
  • New car: $625
  • Canada Dry Ginger Ale: .20¢


  • "Your Hit Parade" begins broadcasting
  • 1st broadcast of "Gang Busters" on NBC-radio
  • Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"
  • "Mutiny on the Bounty" wins Academy Award for Best Picture

Other Stuff

  • Successful use of a heart-lung machine on a cat
  • Penguin produces the first paperback
  • Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting
  • 1st automatic parking meter in U.S. installed