|The Paramount Theatre in Oakland California|
Photo by BWChicago from Flickr Creative Commons
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley was published.
- Elizabeth Taylor, Edward Kennedy and Patsy Cline were born.
- The founder of Kodak, George Eastman, commited suicide.
- The Summer Olympics took place in Los Angeles, California.
- The cost of a first class stamp rose from 2 cents to 3 cents in July (I'm sure the hikes in price were as annoying back then as they are today).
- Scarface (United Artists, 1932), directed by Howard Hawks, was released. The movie was released without censor approval and it is based on the 1929 novel by Armitage Trail (aka: Maurice Coons), which is loosely based on Al Capone's life (and we are still fascinated by all of this, well, at least I am, with shows like Boardwalk Empire).
- President Hoover cut his own salary by 15% (Too bad the governator didn't take a lesson from him).
- The first purple heart was awarded.
- Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers began filming their first movie together, Flying Down to Rio (RKO Radio Pictures, 1933).
- Amelia Earhart flew from the United States to Northern Ireland in 14 hours and 54 minutes.
- The first Venice Film Festival was held, which was the first organized film festival of its kind.
- Mickey's Revue, a Disney cartoon short, was released. With it came the introduction to Dippy Dawg, who later became known as Goofy.