Music of the 1930's
Big Band Jazz:
Popular Musicians in this Decade:
Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday
(August 4,1907- July 6,1971), (December 12,1915 - May 14,1998),
(April 14,1915-July 17,1958)
Louis Amstrong: What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong invented scatting which is when you sing nonsense words such as do-wop, sh-do-be-wop, do-bop, etc. instead of singing actual words.
Frank Sinatra: New York, New York
Billie Holiday: Strange Fruit
Fashion of the 1930's
Women Accesories consisted of fur shawls, hats worn at an angle, clues, and fancy gloves.
Women's Hair was cut short and wavy like a bob.
Double-breasted jackets were jackets with over-lapping flaps.
Recreation and Leisure in the 1930's
People went to theaters, clubs, and drive-ins. For fun they gambled, played board games, and watched movies.
Famous Stars in his Decade:
Famous Stars include Greta Garbo, Katherine Hepburn, Lou Gherig, and Mel Ott.
Food during this Decade:
For breakfast most Americas ate fruit, eggs, coffee, milk, and cereal. For lunch people ate sandwiches, with lemonade or milk. For dinner most families ate potatoes, chicken, coffee or lemonade.
Politics in the 1930's
Presidents during this Decade:
Herbert C. Hoover; (1929-1933)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt; (1933-1945)
President during World War II
Scandals during this Decade:
1932- North Dakota Governor required all of his colleagues to give him part of their salary.
Wars during this Decade:
1936-1939: Spanish Civil War
1939-1945: World War II
Economy during the 1930's
Most Americans stopped working and we were in the middle of the Great Depression.
Unemployment Rate in this Decade:
In 1933 the unemployment rate was 25%
Shortages in this Decade:
Shortage of Jobs and Money.
Tax Rate in this Decade:
In 1930 Herbert Hoover raised the tax rate from 25% to 63%
In 1935 FDR raised the tax rate to 79%
Inventions, Technology, and Print in the 1930's
Inventions in this Decade:Electric Razor: 1931
Ballpoint Pen: 1938
Instant Coffee: 1938
To make life more fun and easier.
Sports in the 1930's
Philadelphia Athletics: 1930
St. Louis Cardinals: 1931,1934
New York Yankees: 1932,1936,1937,1938,1939
New York Giants: 1933
Detroit Tigers: 1935
Olympics in this Decade:
Winter 1932: Los Angeles, United States
Summer 1936: Berlin, Germany
Values and Culture in the 1930's
Money, Food, Shelter, Survive
What did people think of colored people and women?
Colored people were ignored and didn't matter
Women were weak and useless
There were no revolutions.