Mae West (August 17, 1893–November 22, 1980) sitting in court during questioning about profits earned from her role in the movie "She Done Him Wrong." Writer Mark Linden accused West of failing to provide half of the profits she earned from selling his play to Paramount in order to produce the film. The judge ruled that West did not owe the writer any of the additional money she received as salary for her role as an actress. West was an American actress, playwright, and screenwriter.
Child actors Billy, Bobby, Delmar and Garry Watson gathered around an ignited firework on the Fourth of July. The Watson family was known as "the first family of Hollywood" and included at least nine children that acted in motion pictures.
A crowd gathers to view the Tupolev ANT-25 flown by Mikhail Gromov, Andrei Yumashev, and Sergei Danilin from Moscow to a field outside San Jacinto, CA. The non-stop flight covered 6700 miles in 62 hours and 12 minutes, smashing the previous record for longest non-stop flight. July 14, 1937.
Bugle player on opening day of Santa Anita's fourth horse racing season. On this day, over 50,000 spectators wagered a total of $789,159 on the eight races held, toppling the previous records of 40,000 people and $599,009 wagered. Big winners of the day were horse He Did, who won the feature race by more than a length and Bing Crosby's horse High Strike, who won his sixth straight race.