Fun Facts image 1937

What Things Cost

  • Yearly income: $1,780
  • New house: $4,100
  • Gallon of gas: .10¢
  • Toothpaste: .35¢

Showbiz

  • "The Dandy", the world's longest running comic, was first published
  • 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie "Modern Times" released
  • Disney releases "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
  • "The Life of Emile Zola" wins Academy Award for Best Picture

Other Stuff

  • Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens to vehicular traffic
  • The first blood bank opens in Chicago
  • Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft
  • First vaccine for typhus