In the year 1915, a little background:These were the top songs – A Little Bit of Heaven, Carry Me Back to Old Virginny, It?s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary, They Didn?t Believe Me and I Didn?t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier. Source Top Songs
In the news, WWI was raging in
Europe. The Lusitania was sunk by Germany. Building had begun on the Lincoln
Memorial in Washington DC. The first
neon sign invented. Babe Ruth hit his first career homerun. And, the first ?Stop? sign
was used on an America road. Fun4birthday.com
The average income was $687 for a man or $16,063 in 2015?s
dollars. There was no minimum wage. An average new house cost $3,200. A typical
car would be $2,005, but in today’s dollars that would be around $48,000. Gasoline cost 15 cents per gallon. Source U.S.
News & World Report
Born in 1915 were Frank Sinatra, Muddy Waters,
Red Adair, Arthur Miller, Orson Welles, Billie Holiday, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.,
Barbara Billingsley, Ingrid Bergman and Alice Faye. Source Bio.