Flashcards in Leisure and travel Deck (47)
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1

When was the Fair Labor Standards Act?

1940

2

What did the Fair Labor Standards Act do?

Maximum of 40 hours a week, set a minimum wage and overtime rules

3

What were book sales in 1929 and 1939?

$117 million and $74 million

4

What was a capacity of the Rose Bowl stadium in 1922 and 1928?

1922= 57,000 and 1928= 76,000

5

What was capacity of the New York Yankees' stadium in 1923?

53,000 (an average of 35,000 in the 1920s for other teams)

6

What was the attendance of the New York Yankees for the whole of both 1917 and 1920?

1917= 330,000 and 1920= 1.29 million

7

Which famous boxing match in 1926 caused $90,000 worth of radios to be bought in one shop in New York?

Dempsey vs Tunney

8

In 1934, the Ford Motor Company bought the broadcasting rights to the baseball league for how much?

$10,000

9

What was the salary of Babe Ruth in 1920 and 1930?

$20,000 in 1920 and $80,000 in 1930

10

What was average attendance of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1943 to 1954?

1,600

11

How many white and blue collar workers were there in 1930?

35 million white collar and 32 million blue collar workers

12

In 1930, what percentage of married women were working?

40%

13

How much Bill Gates' Altair 8800 cost initially?

$297

14

In the late 1940s, how much did it cost for the baseball television rights per game?

$1,000

15

What was the overall attendance of Major League Baseball in the 1970s and 1980s?

330 million in the 1970s and 460 million in the 1980s

16

How many filling stations were there in 1929 and 1967?

1929= 121,500 stations and 1967= 216,000 stations

17

How much were filling stations making in 1929 and 1967?

1929= $1.8 Billion and 1967= $22.7 billion

18

How many miles of road were there in 1917 and 1980?

1917=2.9 million miles and 1980= 3.9 million miles

19

What was the percentage of people who had no cars in 1960 and 1980?

1960= 21.5% and 1980= 12.1%

20

By 1958, how many motels were there and how much were they making in total?

56,000 motels and $850 million per year

21

What was the number of cars in the US in 1917, 1950 and 1980?

1917= 4.7 million, 1950=40.4 million and 1980=121.6 million

22

How many malls were built between 1960 and 1980?

30,000

23

By 1954, how many drive ins were there and what percentage of box office tickets did they make up?

3,800 drive ins and made up 16%

24

What was movie attendance in 1960 and 1980?

1960= 40 million and 1980= 19.7 million

25

What was the percentage of households which had three or more cars in 1960 and in 1980?

1960= 2.5% and 1980=17.5%

26

By 1959, how much were Greyhound Buses making per year on tickets and from their station restaurants?

$300 million

27

How many passengers did Western Air Express carry in 1926 and in 1929?

1926=267 and 1929=25,000

28

How many people could a Boeing 707 carry?

181 passengers

29

How many people could a Boeing 747 carry?

450 passengers

30

When was the first flight of the Boeing 747?

1969