Your mother paid 9 cents for a loaf of bread (It wasn't sliced)
The most popular songs on the radio were Ella Fitzgerald's
"A Tisket, A Tasket", "Begin the Beguine" by Artie Shaw and "Thanks for the Memory" by Shep Fields
US Postage stamps were 3 cents each. (and people complained)
The most popular actor was Spencer Tracy in "Boys Town".
The President of the United States was Franklin D. Roosevelt
The minimum wage was 25 cents an hour
A car cost around $750
The DOW average was 155
The most popular actress was Bette Davis in "Jezebel"