Radio shows: US
• The Aldrich Family (from 17 October). Drama series.
• Lux Radio Theatre (NBC Blue network, from 14 October). It becomes the top-rated drama series on American radio and runs for the next 21 years.
Print media: US
• Flash Gordon. First appearance in print 0f Alex Raymond's cartoon superhero (7 January).
• Li'l Abner. First appearance of Al Capp's comic cartoon strip in eight newspapers (13 August).
• Four Saints in Three Acts. Premiere of Virgil Thomson's opera about two saints and their associates in a prologue and four acts, from a libretto by Gertrude Stein (20 February).