Fun Facts image 1936

What Things Cost

  • Yearly income: $1,713
  • New house: $3,925
  • Studebaker car: $665
  • Ladies swimming costume: $6.95


  • Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
  • "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio
  • 1st issue of Life, a picture magazine created by Henry R. Luce, is published
  • "The Great Ziegfeld" wins Best Picture by the Academy Awards

Other Stuff

  • The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Zippo Lighters first made
  • "Gone With The Wind" is published
  • 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation