Fun Facts image 1938

What Things Cost

  • Yearly income: $1,730
  • New house: $3,900
  • New car: $763
  • Liptons noodle soup: .10¢


  • Action Comics issues the first Superman comic
  • 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie "Modern Times" released
  • Radio quiz show "Information Please!" debuts on NBC Blue Network
  • “You Can’t Take It With You” wins Academy Award for Best Picture

Other Stuff

  • Adolf Hitler is Time magazine's "Man of the Year"
  • First use of a seeing eye dog
  • Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours
  • Instant coffee invented