World Series Champions: Cincinatti Reds
NFL Champions: Chicago Bears
Stanley Cup Champs: New York Rangers
U.S. Open Golf: Lawson Little
NCAA Football Champions: Minnesota
NCAA Basketball Champions: Indiana
Kentucky Derby: Gallahadion
1940 Fashion Icons:
Betty Grable, Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner.
Other FactsBugs Bunny was born in in Brooklyn, NY.
Frank Mars and Bruce Murrie manufactured a candy-coated chocolate in six different colors - red, green, yellow, brown and violet, (M&Ms).
Best Film Oscar Winner: Rebecca
Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Miss America: Frances Burke (Philadelphia, PA)
Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model BB rifle with a compass in the stock was the most popular Christmas gift.
Quotes:"Now I'm going to tell you something I've kept to myself for years. None of you ever knew George Gipp. He was long before your time, but you all know what a tradition he is at Notre Dame. And the last thing he said to me, 'Rock,'he said, 'sometime when the team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper. I don't know where I'll be then, Rock,'he said, 'but I'll know about it and I'll be happy' " - Pat O'Brien in 'Knute Rocke All American'
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