Fun Facts image 1930

What Things Cost

  • Yearly income: $1,970
  • New house: $7,145
  • Gallon of gas: .10¢
  • Loaf of bread: .09¢

Showbiz

  • "Mickey Mouse" comic strip's 1st appearance
  • Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon "Dizzy Dishes"
  • "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" premieres on NBC radio
  • Clint Eastwood is born

Other Stuff

  • 1st red & green traffic lights installed
  • 1st radar detection made for planes
  • Hostess Twinkies invented
  • Richard Drew invents masking tape