1930s Timeline

After the stock market crash of 1929 the upcoming decade was marked by an economic downfall popularly referred to as the Great Depression. Despite economic hardships, the decade was also one of technological advancement, particularly in transportation and entertainment. Radio became the dominant source of mass media furthering the spread of popular culture.

1930-01-01 00:00:00

Television of the 1930s

In 1933 The University of Iowa became the first American University to broadcast television. Prior to their success many other Universities had been trying to use television broadcast stations to promote and spread education over a long distance

1930-01-01 00:00:00

Radio Entertainment

The radio was a great form of entertainment when people struggled to put food on the tables, and it brought families together. Jaison

1930-01-01 00:00:00

Two Straps

These Shoes were similar to T Strap Shoes but instead of having one strap down the center of the foot it had one strap crossing the top of the foot, and one high on the instep.

1930-01-01 00:00:00

Radio: The 1930's Internet

In 1930, more than 40% of homes owned a radio in America. Live musical performances dominated the air waves in the early years. Dramas, comedy acts, talk and educational programs soon followed. Jaison

1930-01-01 00:00:00

Hays Code

"Hays code" was a written set of standards governing the language and content of motion pictures. The code addressed nudity, obscenity, profanity, and numerous other topics in movies.

1930-01-01 00:00:00

madeline vionnet

Madeline Vionnet was a popular fashion designer of the 1930. She was well known for using a bias cut, which made garments more free flowing. She often got her ideas from Greek history. Women liked her designs because they weren’t so form fitting but were still very feminine.

1930-01-01 00:00:00

Bingo

Bingo was first invented in 1929. It stems from an Italian lottery game in the 1530s called "Lo Giuoco del Lotto D'Italia". By the mid-1930s Bingo started to become very popular for people to play. People would have bingo parties almost every night of the week. It was first introduced as Beano by a carnival pitchman on tour in Germany who then introduced it to America. Edwin S Lowe played it at carnival in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the one who changed it to Bingo. He hired Carl Leffler to help him make more combinations for the bingo card. It shaped pop culture by giving people something fun to do that was not very expensive during The Great Depression. It also gave everyone a sense of community and brought everyone together.

1930-01-01 00:00:00

The wizard of oz

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical comedy-drama fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The film stars Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale.

1930-01-01 00:00:00

Toll house chocolate chip cookies

One of Americas favorite foods, the chocolate chip cookie was surprisingly created on accident. The cookie was invented in 1930 when Ruth Graves Wakefeild along with her husband Kenneth, ran the Toll House Inn near Whitman Mass. Ms.Wakefeild made all food for the guests and one night as she tried to make chocolate cookies she had run out of bakers coco and chopped up bittersweet chocolate. The chocolate did not melt how they were supposed to and that was the first batch of chocolate chip cookies.

1930-01-01 00:00:00

The Beginning of Comics

In the very beginning of the 1930's, newspaper writers wanted not only to entertain the adults, but the kids as well. They came up with the comics. Comics in the 1930's were an everyday specialty that people had wanted to see. The first few comics considered of Little Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy, Blondie, and much much more. In 1939, Batman was first coming out as a comic book and it blew up instantly. These comics impacted today, the 20th century because of how Batman started to spread all over the world. These comics turned into movies and TV shows several years later. With the element of Poo Culture, it would fit under mass culture because how much the comics were a buzz and probably, still is back in the day.

1930-01-01 00:00:00

Television

The television was introduced in the 1939 World Fair. Sets were large pieces of equipment with 12 inch screens. The cost was about $400-$500, which was fairly expensive because the average household income was about $1300. One of the most recognized images of this ere was the 1936 Olympics from Berlin, in which Hitler announced the opening of the ceremonies

1930-01-01 05:07:09

Monk Strap shoes

A One strap shoe that exploded with popularity in the 1930's. The strap covers the top of the foot, and tightens with buckle on the side.

1930-01-01 15:58:38

Soup Kitchens

Soup kitchens pop up everywhere during the 1930s when the depression had started and food was not as easy to access. Soup kitchens were funded by organizations like religious groups, the Salvation Army, and Community service groups. They rely on volunteers and donations. Sometime they serve bread and coffee, occasionally bigger meals.

1930-01-19 03:26:07

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due to the fact of the dust bowl and the great depression, a new style of music merged. Folk. some "folk heros" are Woody Guthrie and Huddie Ledbetter

1930-01-19 03:26:07

Putting on the ritz

Putting on the ritz was orglinlly a song from the 1920's, then was made into a musical.he title derives from the slang expression "putting on the Ritz," meaning to dress very fashionably. The expression was inspired by the opulent Ritz Hotel.

1930-01-22 22:44:45

Hays Code

Hollywood production code was a written set of standards governing the language and content of motion pictures. Early 1920s many found objectionable material in movies, a popular medium that attracted large audience. The code addressed nudity, obscenity, profanity, and numerous other topics, and the MPPDA intended that studios and producers would self regulate.

1930-02-15 14:35:02

soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen

1930-02-18 00:00:00

Pluto the Dog and the Planet

On February 18, 1930 scientists in Arizona announced that thy had discovered a ninth planet and named it Pluto after the Greek God of the Underworld. This event influenced Walt Disney to give Mickey Mouse a new best friend, a dog named pluto

1930-05-13 11:55:21

Electric Razor

Colonel Jacob Schick was an inventor entrepreneur and military man who patented the first electric razor. He got the idea of creating an electric razor when he was recuperating from an injury. The plans Schick drew up featured a shaver with a shaving head driven by a flexible cable and powered by a grapefruit-sized external motor. Plans for the machine were sent out, and manufacturers quickly rejected the bulky invention. After remodeling the razor to make a better marketable machine he started the Schick Dry Shaver, Inc. razor company. in late 1930

1930-05-16 02:35:20

Mass migration

New England and the Great plain states lost 1.3 million people to the South, and California.

1930-09-21 06:43:01

Superman

In the very beginning, there were short films but as the years went on and the 1930's rolled around. Superman was one of the live action cartoons/comics that came out first. Today, Superman is one of the most known figures.

1931-01-01 00:00:00

Ping Pong

The game had previously been called table tennis but got the onomatopoeiac name representing the sound of the ball hitting the paddles back and fourth. Ping pog was a minor fad in the 1920's, but the American Ping-Pong Association was not formed until 1931. They held tournaments and all the equipment used at these were associated with Parker Brothers ( an American toy and game manufacturer since 1883). To rival the APPA, the New York Table Tennis Association was formed with no relation to Parker Brothers.

1931-01-01 00:00:00

A Real Mickey Mouse Operation

Mickey Mouse first appeared in the film Steamboat Willie on July 29, 1928. This film made Mickey Mouse much more popular. In 1931 fifteen different Mickey Mouse toys came out. The cartoons from the Disney Studios in 1930 captured a big audience. The products that were associated with Disney created an industry of its own. The Lionel Corporation, known for model trains, put Mickey and Minnie on a handcar in 1934. Mickey shaped pop culture by taking everyone away from reality and giving them a distraction to watch the movies and enjoy themselves. Mickey Mouse products also helped the economy.

1931-01-17 00:04:23

Frankenstein

Dr. Henry, a scientist, reanimates a dead body parts as one whole figure in a film Frankenstein. This popular flick lead to sequels. The creature itself is confused and traumatized, escapes Dr. Henry's lab to accidentally terrorize the countryside.

1931-02-14 00:00:00

Dracula

Dracula was an ancient folk tales about a Romanian vampire. The first recorded tale was the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker. Vampire stories have been used for centuries as a way of explaining strange events. Bela Lugosi started in the Tod Browning, Dracula Picture. This movie was the blueprint for many common Dracula Images. This film inspired vampire characters like the Count in Sesame Street and Grandpa Munster of the Munsters. Dracula not only brought a tourist industry to Romania, but also started a market for vampires. Everything from halloween costumes, to comic books, to cartoons and more became grossing within the population

1931-06-22 00:00:00

swimsuits and divided skirts

Elsa Schiaparelli designed a divided skirt that was part of a tennis outfit. Lili de Alvarez was the first to wear one when she wore one while playing in Wimbledon. Schiaparelli designed many new and interested fashions during the 1930s. In early 1930 she designed a swimsuit with no back and a hidden bra. She also made zippers that were seen a popular part of the garment. Her influence is seen in fashion today as women wear garments that are backless and have zippers and buttons that are important part of the design. Also it is very popular today for women to wear pants, which was probably influenced by Schiaparelli.

1931-06-22 00:00:00

Divided skirts

Elsa Schiaparelli designed a divided skirt that was part of a tennis outfit. Lili de Alvarez was the first to wear one when she wore one while playing in Wimbledon. Schiaparelli designed many new and interested fashions during the 1930s. In early 1930 she designed a swimsuit with no back and a hidden bra. She also made zippers that were seen a popular part of the garment. Her influence is seen in fashion today as women wear garments that are backless and have zippers and buttons that are important part of the design. Also it is very popular today for women to wear pants, which was probably influenced by Schiaparelli

1932-10-01 00:00:00

The Called Shot

Babe Ruth called his 2nd home run in the 5th inning versus the Chicago Cubs in game 3 of the World Series. The score was 4-4 at the time. The count was 2-2 then Babe Ruth stepped out of the batter's box and pointed towards center field. He then hit a home run the take the lead. The Yankees won the World Series by sweeping the Cubs. Babe's called shot is considered legendary. People were split if he really had called his shot or was pointing at the Cubs dugout.

1933-01-03 19:20:22

King Kong (1933)

A two hour and five minute movie of a destructive oversized gorilla leads to one of the first dystopian society films that have forever and always will excite people of the world. The movie was not in color but did contain an audio over the movie to keep tje people entertained and further engage the audience.

1933-05-21 15:34:08

Make do or do without

During the Great Depression with one out of every four people being unemployed people got creative with saving money, people made clothes out of flour bags, or sewed their own.

1934-10-01 00:00:00

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges were masters of physical comedy. This group gained eternal life through TV reruns. Their popularity has only grown since their prime Hollywood years. Moe Howard and his brother Shemp were the founding members. They started performing comedy acts on the Vaudeville Stage in 1923. Two years later, Larry Fine joined the two and created one of the most famous trios in American film history. Now-a-days the trio is referenced in many films, leading to extreme popularity within modern pop culture. A new Three Stooges movie came out a couple years ago reasserting their dominance as the kings of slapstick humor.

1935-01-01 00:00:00

The Parking Meter

The worlds first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City on July 16 1935. It was patented by Carl C. Magee. Industrial production started in 1936, the first meters were based on coin accept-or, a dial to engage the mechanism and a visible pointer and flag to indicate expiration of paid period. This type of parking meter lasted for more than 40 years, with only a few changes in the exterior design, such as a double-headed design to accommodate two parking spots. Store owner loved parking meters because it helped turn over customers by creating a sense of urgency. M.H. Rhodes Inc. of Hartford, Connecticut started making meters for Mark-Time Parking Meter Company of Miami, where the first Rhodes meters were installed in 1936. These were different from the Magee design because only the driver's action of turning a handle was necessary to keep the spring wound, while Magee's meters needed a serviceman to wind the spring occasionally

1935-01-01 00:00:00

Monopoly

During the 1930's popularity of board games began to rise and the Parker Brothers officially debuted their game named Monopoly. Monopoly is a fun, imaginative game in which players buy properties and make finical deals using fake money. Players had the opportunity, in the game, to become very wealthy, which some believed helped those who were very poor during the Great Depression. Monopoly became the most successful board game in all of history and is still played until this day. Just as people in the great depression played to escape the reality of their world, we often play when power goes out or when our families need to bond and get away from our world.

1935-01-19 00:00:00

Men's underwear

Jockey shorts, underwear for men were first sold at Marshall Field’s in Chicago. All 600 pairs sold the first day. These jockey shorts had a Y front fly and were designed by Arthur Kneilber. Up to this point, men wore knee length flannel drawers as underwear. This style became very popular and is still popular today along with its many versions

1935-01-19 00:00:00

mens underwear

Jockey shorts, underwear for men were first sold at Marshall Field’s in Chicago. All 600 pairs sold the first day. These jockey shorts had a Y front fly and were designed by Arthur Kneilber. Up to this point, men wore knee length flannel drawers as underwear. This style became very popular and is still popular today along with its many versions.

1936-01-01 00:00:00

Jesse Owens

The 1936 Olympic Games were being held in Berlin Germany. It was expected to be a German showcase and a statement for Aryan supremacy. Jesse Owens, one of the United States African-Americans who participated. He won 4 gold medals, the 100 meter, the long jump, the 200 meter, and the 400 meter rely. He also beat 2 Olympic records in the process.

1938-10-22 02:58:27

The Photocopier

The photocopier was first invented by a patent attorney named Chester Carlson. He created it by using a handkerchief, light, dry powder, and static electricity . At first it was not popular but as the process was improved and renamed Xerography it created a billion dollar industry. Carlson became extremely wealthy and donated over $100 million to charity and foundations before he died in 1968.

1939-04-30 00:00:00

Nylon Stocking

Nylon stockings were introduced at the World’s Fair to a group of 3000 women’s club members. Production of nylon stockings started late in 1939 and first sold to the public in May 1940. Nylon stockings are now called panty hose and women have worn them since they first became available. Nylon stockings became an important part of women’s fashion.

1939-04-30 00:00:00

New story 1

Nylon stockings were introduced at the World’s Fair to a group of 3000 women’s club members. Production of nylon stockings started late in 1939 and first sold to the public in May 1940. Nylon stockings are now called panty hose and women have worn them since they first became available. Nylon stockings became an important part of women’s fashion.

1939-04-30 00:00:00

New story 1

Nylon stockings were introduced at the World’s Fair to a group of 3000 women’s club members. Production of nylon stockings started late in 1939 and first sold to the public in May 1940. Nylon stockings are now called panty hose and women have worn them since they first became available. Nylon stockings became an important part of women’s fashion.

1939-04-30 00:00:00

nylon stockings

Nylon stockings were introduced at the World’s Fair to a group of 3000 women’s club members. Production of nylon stockings started late in 1939 and first sold to the public in May 1940. Nylon stockings are now called panty hose and women have worn them since they first became available. Nylon stockings became an important part of women’s fashion.

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