- Real World: February 13. Bruno Hauptmann is found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son.
- Real World: March 16. Adolf Hitler begins the rearmament of Germany, an action in direct violation of the Versailles Treaty.
- Real World: May 30. Quetta (in modern-day Pakistan) is struck by an earthquake- 26,000 die as a result.
- Real World: June 9. The Kuomintang government of China concedes military control of northeast China to Japan.
- Real World: August 14. The Social Security Act is signed into law by U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt.
- Real World: September 8. Huey "Kingfish" Long, the U.S. senator from Louisiana, is assassinated by Carl Weiss.
- Real World: December 27. Mao Tse-Tung issues a manifesto in which he calls for all Chinese to unite against Japanese invaders.
- Universal Monsters: Dr. Wilfred Glendon and Hugh Renwick search for the mariphasa in Tibet. Glendon is bitten by a werewolf (Dr. Yogami), and returns to London where he soon becomes a werewolf himself. After killing Yogami in a fight, he is gunned down by Scotland Yard. (Werewolf of London)
- Indiana Jones: Events of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
New Fictional Works
The Black Room, Bride of Frankenstein, Captain Blood, Charlie Chan in Egypt, Charlie Chan in Paris, Charlie Chan in Shanghai, The Ghost Goes West, Les Miserables, The Lost City (serial), Mad Love, Mark of the Vampire, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Murder by Television, New Adventures of Tarzan, Phantom Empire (serial), The Raven, The Scoundrel, Scrooge, She, The Three Musketeers, The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes, The Werewolf of London.
Notable Comic Books
New Fun Comics #6 (first Doctor Occult).
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