1930 Hit Parade

Popular films included:
    All Quiet on the Western Front directed by Lewis Milestone
Anna Christie starring Greta Garbo
    The Big Trail starring John Wayne
    Hell’s Angels directed by Howard Hughes
    Little Caesar starring Edward G. Robinson.

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns was made into a national park by Congress.

Fiction included:  Max Brand’s Destry Rides Again, John Dos Passos’s 42nd Parallel, William Faulkner’s As I lay Dying, Edna Ferber’s Cimarron, Michael Gold’s Jews Without Money, Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon and Oliver La Farge’s Laughing Boy.

Popular songs included: “Georgia on my Mind” by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, “My Baby Just Cares for Me” by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson, “Sing You Sinners” by Harding and Coslow, and “Three Little Words” by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar.

Raymond Hood completed the Daily News Building in New York City

Plans were designed and developed for the Highland Park Shopping Village in Dallas, Texas, the first shopping-mall.

124 billion cigarettes were produced.

Emigration from the United States exceeded immigration for the first time in American history.

The Porter Act created the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

February 18:  Richard Rodgers’s and Lorenz Hart’s Simple Simon opened at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater.
May 3:  Ogden Nash published “Spring Comes to Murray Hill” in the New Yorker.
May 6:  General Foods introduced Birdseye Frosted Foods.
March 30:  Almost one million people went on hunger marches across the nation.
May:  Ellen Church was the first airline stewardess and worked for United Airlines.
July 21:  The first regular 7-day-a-week television schedule in America was drafted by CBS.
August:  Flashbulbs were patented by General Electric.
October:  President Hoover appointed a Committee for Unemployment Relief.