Radio Hits of 1941

1941 Sports

World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: Chicago Bears
Stanley Cup Champs: Boston Bruins
U.S. Open Golf: Craig Wood
NCAA Football Champions: Minnesota
NCAA Basketball Champions: Wisconsin
Kentucky Derby: Whirlaway

1941 Fashion Icons:

Gene Tierney, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Betty Grable.

Other Facts

Joe DiMaggio had a 56 game hitting streak, and did not strike out during the 1941 season
Fantasia and Citizen Kane both bombed at the box office.
Using Dr. Charles Drew's idea, the American Red Cross decided to set up blood donor stations to collect plasma for the U.S. Armed Forces.
Glenn Miller's "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" was awarded the first Gold record.
Plutonium was officially chemically identified on February 23rd by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg's team
Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A ten second ad for Bulova watches, is aired by NBC. This was the first television commercial, and cost $7.
John Huston made his directorial debut in the gritty detective movie The Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart. Many historians consider this film to be the first example of film noir.
December 7th 'a date which will live in infamy.' Many American's believe that President Franklin D. Roosevelt knew about the Japanese "sneak attack" on Pearl Harbor. They say he let it happen because it was the only way he could get Americans involved in the war".


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Neil Diamond

Jesse Jackson

Faye Dunaway

Dick Cheney

Jimmy Hoffa

Helen Reddy

Ann Margret

Nick Nolte

Bob Dylan

Wilson Pickett

Bill Parcells

Paul Simon

Franco Columbo

Moma Cass Elliot

Otis Redding

Beau Bridges