World Series Champions: Cleveland Indians
NFL Champions: Philadelphia Eagles
NBA Champions: Baltimore Bullets
Stanley Cup Champs: Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf: Ben Hogan
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Richard A. Gonzales/Margaret Osborne, Dorothy Dandridge
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Bob Falkenburg/Louis Brough
NCAA Football Champions: Michigan
NCAA Basketball Champions: Kentucky
Kentucky Derby: Citation
Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney, Lana Turner, Betty Grable
Other FactsThe Ford F-series truck was introduced.
Bar codes were invented by Bernard Silver and Norman Woodland.
Hiding behind their newspapers and magazines, many people were actually reading the 'Kinsey Report on sexuality on the human male.'
Muddy Waters'1948 hit "Rollin' Stone" was the inspiration for a 1960's band a few decades later.
McCulloch chainsaws were introduced.
News was reported about Dewey defeating President Truman, but in reality Truman won.
Time Magazine's Man of the Year: Harry S. Truman
BeBe Shopp (Hopkins, MN)
Best Film Oscar Winner: Hamlet
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Scrabble, Slinky Jr.
Quotes:"Tonight, we have a really big show (pronounced shoe)" - Ed Sullivan
"A diamond is forever" - DeBeers
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