Radio Hits of 1949

1949 Sports

World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: Philadelphia Eagles
NBA Champions: Minneapolis Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs: Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf: Cary Middlecoff
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Richard A. Gonzales/Margaret Osborne duPont
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Ted Schroeder/Louis Brough
NCAA Football Champions: Notre Dame
NCAA Basketball Champions: Kentucky
Kentucky Derby: Ponder

Fashion Icons:

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

Other Facts

Charles Lubin's small chain of 'Community Bake Shops' became the Kitchens of Sara Lee, named after his daughter.
Minimum wage jumped from 40 to 75 cents on October 26.
Men started wearing argyle socks, thanks to Brooks Brothers.
Time Magazine's Man of the Year: Winston Chruchill
Miss America:
Jacque Mercer (Litchfield, AZ)
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Silly Putty, Candy Land, Kewpie dolls, Cooties.
"Meep Meep" - The Road-runner
"What a dump." - Bette Davis, in 'Beyond the Forest'
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" Arthur "Cody" Jarrett - James Cagney, in 'White Heat'


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BoRn In 1949

George Foreman

Billy Joel

Hank Williams Jr.

John Belushi

Richard Gere

Bill O'Reilly

Bruce Springsteen

Gene Simmons

Pam Grier

Andy Kaufman

Joe Theisman

Shelly Long

Lionel Richie

Meryl Streep

Mike Schmidt

Jessica Lange