World Series Champions: Detroit Tigers
NFL Champions: Cleveland Rams
Stanley Cup Champs: Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Sgt. Frank Parker/Sarah Palfrey Cooke
NCAA Football Champions: Army
NCAA Basketball Oklahoma A&M
Kentucky Derby: Hoop Jr.
Gene Tierney, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Lana Turner, Betty Grable
Other FactsThe Slinky was invented by Richard James while working for the military in his home when he dropped a spring and it 'slinkied' off a tabletop and some books. Each slinky has about 67 feet of steel.
On July 28th, a U.S. B-25 bomber accidentally hit the Empire Stae Building in New York. 14 people were killed.
Reading Dr Benjamin Spock's 'Baby and Child Care' was a must for young parents.
Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Harry S. Truman
Bess Myerson (New York, NY)
Best Film Oscar Winner: The Lost Weekend
Quotes:Who's on First?" - Bud Abbott, in 'The Naughty Nineties'
"I am Chiquita Banana and I have come to say bananas have to ripen in a certain way." - Chiquita Bananas
"An iron curtain is drawn down upon their front. We do not know what is going on behind." - Winston Churchill, to Harry S. Truman, regarding theDemocracy and the Russian-controlled Communist bloc.
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