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
Dorothy Dandridge, Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney, Lana Turner, Betty Grable
Other FactsCharles 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
Jacque Mercer (Litchfield, AZ)
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Silly Putty, Candy Land, Kewpie dolls, Cooties.
Quotes:"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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