World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: Cleveland Browns
NBA Champions: Minneapolis Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs: Detroit Red Wings
U.S. Open Golf: Cary Middlecoff
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Arthur Larsen/Margaret Osborne duPont
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Budge Patty/Louis Brough
NCAA Football Champions: Oklahoma
NCAA Basketball Champions: CCNY
Kentucky Derby: Middleground
Doris Day, Dorothy Dandridge, Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner.
Other FactsMinute Rice appeared on the shelves for the first time.
Green plastic garbage bags, made from polyethylene, were invented by Harry Wasylyk.
The first metal lunchbox, featuring Hopalong Cassidy, was produced by Aladdin (the company, NOT the 1001 Arabian Nights hero).
The FBI made the first 'Ten Most Wanted' list in 1950.
John Hopps invented the world's first cardiac pacemaker. It was larger than life and had to be used outside the body of the first recipient.
Private Kenneth Shadrick was the first U.S. casualty of the Korean War, on July 5th 1950.
Racing pioneer C.J. Hart was credited with creating the first commerical drag racing strip on the runway of the Orange County Airport in Sant Ana, California on June 19.
Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: The American Fighting-Man (Korean War Troops)
Jacque Mercer (Litchfield, AZ)
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Little People and the Safety School Bus, Wooly Willy, official Magic-8 Ball, Silly Putty.
What Was On TV:Hopalong Cassidy (NBC), Texaco Star Theatre (NBC), Fireside Theatre (NBC), Philco TV Playhouse (NBC), Your Show of Shows (NBC), The Colgate Comedy Hour (NBC), Gillette Cavalcade of Sports (NBC), The Lone Ranger (ABC), Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (CBS).