Radio Hits of 1952

1952 Sports

World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: Detroit Lions
NBA Champions: Minneapolis Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs: Detroit Red Wings
U.S. Open Golf: Julius Boros
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Frank Sedgman/Maureen Connolly
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Frank Sedgman/Maureen Connolly
NCAA Football Champions: Georgia Tech & Michigan State
NCAA Basketball Champions: Kansas
Kentucky Derby: Hill Gail

Fashion Icons:

Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner.

Other Facts

American Bandstand, originally called Bandstand, premiered on a Philadelphia TV Station on October 7, 1952 with DJ Bob Horn serving as host.
On May 2, the first commercial passenger jet flew from London to Johanesburg, inaugurating the age of jet travel. The trip carried 32 passengers and stopped 5 times en route.
Season Two of 'I Love Lucy' included the most popular and remembered skit from the show - Lucy selling (and drinking) Vitameatavegamin. It had the ingredients you might expect - viatimns, meat, veggies and minerals. It also had a high (23%) alcohol content.
Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver recieved the first patents for optical bar codes on October 7.
Les Paul started selling his classic electric guitar.
1952 was the year that Tony the Tiger started telling people that Kellogg's Frosted Flakes were "Gr-r-reat!"
George Stephen designed and sold the first Weber Grill in 1952.
Time Magazine's Woman Of The Year: Queen Elizabeth II
Miss America:
Colleen Hutchins (Salt Lake City, UT)
Miss USA: Jackie Loughery (New York)
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Mr. Potato Head (Mr Potato Head was the first toy advertised on American TV) , Slinky Dog, PEZ candy dispensers.
What Was On TV:
I Love Lucy (CBS), Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (CBS), Arthur Godfrey and his Friends (CBS), Dragnet (NBC), Texaco Star theatre (NBC), The Buick Circus Hour (NBC), The Colgate Comedy Hour (NBC), Gangbusters (NBC), You Bet Your Life (NBC), Fireside Theatre (NBC).


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