August 5, 2020
So, for today’s post I thought I’d share a little from what was going on in 1937, the year my dad was born. Images are not mine…
Hope you enjoy!
Average Cost of new house $4,100.00
Average wages per year $1,780.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 10 cents
Average Cost for house rent $26.00 per month
A loaf of Bread 9 cents
A LB of Hamburger Meat 12 cents
Average Price for new car $760.00
Toothpaste 35 cents
Couple of examples of houses advertised for sale:
Port Authur, Texas — 5 room Cottage home and bath in town center $2,250
Mansfield, Ohio —- Colonial Brick Home 6 modern rooms and bath with open fireplace in living room $6,000
Amelia Earhart disappears: over the Pacific Ocean during a circumnavigation flight
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves premiers: on December 21st at the Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Daffy Duck premiers: The popular Looney Tunes character Daffy Duck appears for the first time in April in the animated short “Porky’s Duck Hunt.”
Hindenburg bursts into flames: The German airship Hindenburg bursts into flames while attempting to moor at Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 6.
Battle of Shanghai: began in August and was one of the first and costliest battles of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
The Hobbit Published: byJ.R.R. Tolkien
First Blood Bank Opens in Chicago
Duke of Windsor Marries Wallis Simpson: France, June 3
Actor and future U.S. President Ronald Reagan makes his film debut in “Love Is on the Air.”: played the lead role of “Andy McCaine” opposite June Travis.
Golden Gate Bridge officially opens in May: construction began in 1933
National Basketball League (NBL) was created: by three corporations: General Electric, Firestone and Goodyear.
Old Age Insurance Benefits: On January 1st One percent of wages Deductions from US employers and Employees to provide Old Age Insurance Benefits (Old Age Pensions)
Born This Year: (good or bad, all a part of history)
Jackie Collins October 4th
Bobby Charlton October 11th
Anthony Hopkins December 31
Shirley Bassey January 8th
Loretta Swit November 4th
Madeleine Albright May 15th — Prague, Czechoslovakia
Warren Beatty March 30th — Richmond, Virginia, U.S
Peter Cook November 19th — Torquay, Devon, England
Bill Cosby July 12th — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Jane Fonda December 21st — New York City, New York, U.S.
Morgan Freeman June 1st — Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Susan Hampshire May 12th — London, England
Dustin Hoffman August 8th — Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jack Nicholson April 22nd — New York City, New York, U.S.
Roger Penske February 20th — Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.
Colin Powell April 5th — Harlam, New York , U.S.
Vanessa Redgrave January 30th — London, England
Tom Stoppard July 3rd — Zlín, Czechoslovakia
Max Morris June 7 – Hyndman, PA
On June 7, 1937:
to read more of my dad’s story, click here
hope you have a great day!
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