January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000.00.
February 19 - Bob Hope marries Dolores Reade
November 12 - The musical Babes in Toyland debuts, featuring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as comic relief (see Laurel and Hardy).
Top Grossing Films of the Year
The Black Cat, starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
Let's Try Again
January 22 - Bill Bixby, television actor (+ 1993)
February 11 - Tina Louise, actress.
September 20 - Sophia Loren, Italian actress.
July 28 - Marie Dressler, Academy Award winning actress (+ 1934)
Other Movies Released
Frank Capra's It Happened One Night, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert
Cleopatra, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Claudette Colbert
The Thin Man
Dames, a Busby Berkeley musical starring Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell, ZaSu Pitts, Berton Churchill and Hugh Herbert. Director: Ray Enright