Radio Hits of 1948

1948 Sports

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

Fashion Icons:

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

Other Facts

The 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
Miss America:
BeBe Shopp (Hopkins, MN)
Best Film Oscar Winner: Hamlet
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Scrabble, Slinky Jr.
"Tonight, we have a really big show (pronounced shoe)" - Ed Sullivan
"A diamond is forever" - DeBeers


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Robert Plant

Al Gore

Barbara Mandrell

Steven Tyler

Samuel L Jackson

Ozzy Osbourne

Ted Nugent

Richard Simmons

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Bernadette Peters

John Ritter

Bryant Gumbel

Peggy Flemming

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