Radio Hits of 1947

1947 Sports

World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: Chicago Cardinals
NBA Champions: Philadelphia Warriors
Stanley Cup Champs: Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf: Lew Worsham
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Jack Kramer/Pauline Betz
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Jack Kramer/Maragaret Osbourne
NCAA Football Champions: Notre Dame
NCAA Basketball Champions: Holy Cross
Kentucky Derby: Jet Pilot

Fashion Icons:

Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney, Lauren Bacall, Lana Turner, Betty Grable

Other Facts

Major League Baseball allowed black players, starting with Jackie Robinson.
The Transistor was invented by John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley. It was later presented to the world in 1948.
The 'Howdy Doody Show' appeared on NBC and ran until 1960. Host Buffalo Bob Smith was from Buffalo, New York. Howdy Doody had/has a freckle for every state in the United States.
Wham-O introduced its first product - a slingshot. The company name came from the sound of a slingshot hitting a target.
The first Cannes Film Festival was held in Cannes, France.
Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, piloting a Bell XS-1.
Extraterrestrials 'allegedly' crash-landed near Roswell, New Mexico.
Mikhail Kalashnikov presented his invention, the Avtomat Kalashnikova Obrazets 1947, better known as the AK-47.
After World War II, Americans craving a front yard and home of their own began moving out of the crowded cities and into the suburbs. The first and most famous suburb, Levittown, opened in New York this year and was named after Levitt and sons, the construction firm that built the suburb.
Miss America:
Barbara Walker (Memphis, TN)
Best Film Oscar Winner: Gentlemen's Agreement
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Steel Pogo Sticks, John Deere Die-Cast Tractor, Lionel Trains Milk Car, Tonka Trucks.
"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers" from A Streetcar Named Desire


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