World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: Detroit Lions
NBA Champions: Minneapolis Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf: Dick Mayer
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Tony Trabert/Maureen Connolly
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Vic Seixas/Maureen Connolly
NCAA Football Champions: Maryland
NCAA Basketball Champions: Indiana
Kentucky Derby: Dark Star
Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner.
Other FactsThe Coppertone Girl was introduced to the American public. It is probably the most popular 'butt crack' of all time.
Colgate-Palmolive-Peet became Colgate-Palmolive. We are not sure, but we think that the Peet brothers suffered the same fate as Alvah Curtis Roebuck, of Sears and Roebuck fame.
Ore-Ida offered 'Tater Tots' in grocery stores. There were simply pressed leftovers from their french fry line.
First musical synthesizer invented by RCA.
A Pennsylvania town named Mauch Chunk managed to get the remains of an early 20th century athlete and bought the rights to his name. They renamed the town 'Jim Thorpe'.
Biologist James D. Watson and Francis Crick published "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid." With little more than a drawing and some accompanying text, Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA.
Piltdown Man, an archeologoical find from 1912, was exposed as a forgery, consisting of the lower jawbone of an orangutan combined with the skull of a fully developed, modern man. The theory of Evolution took several steps back with this scandal.
Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Konrad Adenauer
Neva Langley (Macon, GA)
Miss USA: Myrna Hansen (Illnois)
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Scrabble, Mrs Potato Head, Wiffle Ball invented, Matchbox.
Quotes:"You will wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent" Pepsodent toothpaste
"Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't" - Peter Paul Mounds/Almond Joy.
What Was On TV:I Love Lucy (CBS), Dragnet (NBC), Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (CBS), You Bet Your Life (NBC), The Milton Berle Show (NBC), Arthur Godfrey and his Friends (CBS), Ford Theatre (NBC), The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS), Fireside Theatre (NBC), The Colgate Comedy hour (NBC).
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