The Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building was completed.
The Museum of Modern Art’s International Exhibition of Modern
Construction on Rockefeller Center began.
obtained $13 million for automobile access to national parks.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt wore a Sally Milgron original to President
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inaugural ball.
directed by Josef von Sternberg and
starring Greta Garbo, Joan
John and Lionel Barrymoore, Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery, and Jean
Fiction included: Sherwood Anderson’s Beyond Desire,
Fielding Burke’s Call Home the Heart, John Dos Passos’s 1919,
T. Farrell’s Young Lonigan: A Boyhood in Chicago Streets,
Faulkner’s Light in August, Erle Stanley Gardner’s The Case
the Velvet Claws, Grace Lumpkin’s To Make My Bread, and
Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods.
Popular songs included: “How Deep is the Ocean?” by Irving
Berlin, “I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You” by George Bassman and Ned
“(I Don’t Stand) a Ghost of a Chance (With You)” by Victor Young,
by Bing Crosby and Ned Washington, “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t
That Swing” by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills, “I Wanna Be Loved” by
Green, lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Heyman, “Minnie the Moocher” by
Calloway with lyrics by Irving Mills and Clarence Gaskill, “Say It
So” by Irving Berlin, “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” by Al Dubin and Harry
and “That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine” by Gene Autry and Jimmy Long.
Spring: Lord and Taylor began window
displays specifically to show the talent of American designers.
Joseph Cornell’s sculptures containing found objects were displayed in
New York City.
Edwin Herbert Land invented Polaroid film.
March 7: The Trade Union Unity
League and the Detroit Unemployed Council organized a hunger march from
to River Rouge Ford Motor Company Plant in Dearborn, Michigan.
men were killed by police fire in the crowd.
March 12: Six thousand marched in
Detroit to the tune of “The Internationale.”
March 31: Ford introduced the V-8
November 8: Franklin D.
was elected to his first term as President of the United States with
22,800,000 popular voted to 15,750,000 for Hoover.
December 27: Radio City
opened in New York City’s Rockefeller Center.