Pop Culture Madness!

1934 Trivia

<< - 1933
World Series Champions:
St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Champions:
New York Giants
Stanley Cup Champs:
Chicago Black Hawks
U.S. Open Golf:
Olin Dutra
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Fred Perry/ Helen H. Jacobs
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Fred Perry/Dorothy Round
NCAA Football Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
World Cup (Soccer):
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Josephine Baker, Joan Blondell, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, Marlene Dietrich, Kay Francis, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn, Hedy Lamarr, Myrna Loy, Ginger Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, Thelma Todd, Mae West, Fay Wray
"The Quotes"
"Take my wife, please"
- Henny Youngman

"When you care enough to send the very best"
- Hallmark cards

John McGroarty, a former Congressman from California, wrote a letter to a constituent in 1934 and said "One of the countless drawbacks of being in Congress is that I am compelled to receive impertinent letters from a jackass like you...Will you please take two running jumps and go to hell."

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Miss America:
The Scandals:
A sad realization came to six year old Shirley Temple when a department store Santa asked her for her autograph.

Master Criminal Deaths: Baby Face Nelson (police shoot-out), Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker (police ambush)

1934 Pop Culture News:

Donald Duck first appeared in the Silly Symphonies cartoon 'The Wise Little Hen' on June 9, 1934, although there was a mention of him in a 1931 Disney book. He was the first of many clothed cartoon characters who didn't wear pants.

'It Happened One Night' won the big five Oscars - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing.

The largest pearl ever found, the 'Pearl of Lao Tzu' was found, weighing 31,893.5 carats (just over 14 lbs)

1st appearances & 1934's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Sorry!, Radio Flyer* 'Streak Lite' wagon with horn and lights
Best Film Oscar Winner:
It Happened One Night - This was the first film to win the Oscar "grand slam" (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Screenplay).
Since Clark was so gosh darn sexy while not wearing a t-shirt, all the cool cats and hip fellas stopped wearing them too. T-Shirt sales plummeted!
Popular Music in 1934 - # 1 Hits of 1934