Fun Facts image 1950

Financial

  • Yearly income: $1,725
  • New car: $850
  • Gallon of gas: .11¢
  • Loaf of bread: .09¢
  • Radio: $16.95

Showbiz

  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon with Elmer Fudd
  • Disney's "Fantasia" premieres
  • Disney's "Pinocchio" premieres
  • "The Great Dictator" with Charlie Chaplin premieres

Other Stuff

  • M&Ms invented but for military only
  • Jeep invented but also for military
  • Penicillin invented
  • First 40-hour workweek implemented
  • First color television created but not sold