World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: Los Angeles Rams
NBA Champions: Rochester Royals
Stanley Cup Champs: Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf: Ben Hogan
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Frank Sedgman/Maureen Connolly
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Dick Savitt/Doris Hart
NCAA Football Champions: Tennessee
NCAA Basketball Champions: Kentucky
Kentucky Derby: Count Turf
Doris Day, Dorothy Dandridge, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner.
Other FactsIn an effort to introduce rhythm and blues to a broader white audience, which was hesitant to embrace "black music," disc jockey Alan Freed uses the term rock 'n' roll to describe R&B.
Clarence Karcher and Eugene McDermott renamed their 'Geophysical Service Inc" to Texas Instruments.
1951 introduced the world to Tupperware parties, although the products were first available in 1946. 1947 saw the development of the soft-burping Tupperware seal.
Joe Gold opened the first 'Gold's Gym' in New Orleans. Things didn't work out, but he started again in Venice, California in 1965. The second time was the charm.
J.D. Salinger's cultural phenomenon, The Catcher in the Rye, was published.
Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Mohammed Mossadegh
Yolande Betbeze (Mobile, AL)
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Muffin the Mule pull-toy, View-Master* with Disney reels.
What Was On TV:Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (CBS), Texaco Star theatre (NBC), I Love Lucy (CBS), The Red Skelton Show (NBC), The Colgate Comedy Hour (NBC), Arthur Godfrey and his Friends (CBS), Fireside theatre (NBC), Your Show of Shows (NBC), The Jack Benny Show (CBS), You Bet Your Life (NBC).
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