Fun Facts image 1939

What Things Cost

  • Yearly income: $1,730
  • New house: $3,800
  • New car: $700
  • A loaf of bread: .08¢


  • Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut
  • Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart
  • MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts
  • "Gone with the Wind" wins Academy Award for Best Picture

Other Stuff

  • Hewlitt-Packard is formed
  • The first air conditioned car the Packhard goes on show
  • Pan Am's 1st U.S. to England flight
  • Food stamps are 1st issued