It was a difficult year. The Depression was still in full swing. Jobless veterans of World War I marched on Washington. But there were a few good things to be happy about.
You were cool if you wore something like this:
Greta Garbo was the darling of Hollywood.
The Best Picture Oscar: Grand Hotel.
Bestselling Novel: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The Yankees won the World Series.
The first parking meter was invented.
And the most wonderful person in the world was born. My mother.