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1929 Trivia

<< - 1928
World Series Champions:
Philadelphia Athletics
Stanley Cup Champs:
Boston Bruins
U.S. Open Golf:
Bobby Jones
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
William T. Tilden/Helen Wills
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Henri Cochet/Helen Wills
NCAA Football Champions:
Notre Dame
Kentucky Derby:
Clyde Van Dusen
The Hotties, Fashion Icons and Sex Symbols:
Josephine Baker, Clara Bow, Dolores Costello, Louise Brooks, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, Dolores Del Rio, Mary Eaton, Greta Garbo, Myrna Loy, Thelma Todd, Anna May Wong
"The Quote"
"Once in the racket you're always in it"
- Al Capone

"The pause that refreshes"
- Coca-Cola

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Owen D. Young
Miss America:
The Scandals:
THE SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE - Al Capone's men allegedly killed 7 other alleged gangsters in an alleged shooting on February 14th. This would have given Mr. Capone control of Chicago's mob underworld, if such a thing, in fact, actually existed.

Louis B. Mayer pretty much "fixed" the first Academy Awards presentation.

1929 Pop Culture News:
Vladimir Zworykin invented the cathode-ray tube called the kinescope, which is the basis for 20th century television screens.

In 1929, 23.9% of a family's income went to food, versus 10.7% in 1997.

Pine-Sol cleaner invented.

'Zombie' was introduced to the western world in the book, 'The Magic Island' by W.B. Seabrook in 1929.

The Habit:
Reading William Faulkner's ' The Sound and the Fury'
Best Film Oscar Winner:
The Broadway Melody
Popular Music in 1929 - # 1 Hits of 1929