|World Series Champions:
|Stanley Cup Champs:
||New York Rangers
|U.S. Open Golf
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)
||Donald McNeill/Alice Marble
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
||Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner,
"Now I'm going to tell you something I've kept
to myself for years. None of you ever knew George Gipp.
He was long before your time, but you all know what
a tradition he is at Notre Dame. And the last thing
he said to me, 'Rock,'he said, 'sometime when the team
is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys,
tell them to go out there with all they've got and win
just one for the Gipper. I don't know where I'll be
then, Rock,'he said, 'but I'll know about it and I'll
be happy' "
- Pat O'Brien in 'Knute Rocke All American'
"I'll be all around in the dark, I'll be everywhere.
Wherever you can look, wherever there's a fight, so
hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's
a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be there
in the way guys yell when they're mad. I'll be there
in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know
supper's ready, and when people are eatin' the stuff
they raise and livin' in the houses they built - I'll
be there, too"
- Henry Fonda, in 'The Grapes of Wrath'
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year
||Frances Burke (Philadelphia, PA)
Bugs Bunny was born in in Brooklyn, New York, although
a similar, unnamed rabbit was in several Warner Brothers
cartoons in 1938 and 1939, his first actual appearnce
is considered 'A Wild Hare' with long-time frienemy
The 'America First Committee' was founded, and had
nearly 1,000,000 members. The peace organization was
designed to keep the U.S> out of World War II. They
disbanded on December 11, 1941.
Frank Mars and Bruce Murrie manufactured a candy-coated
chocolate in six different colors - red, green, yellow,
brown and violet. In 1949 violet was replaced by tan.
M&Ms survived the red dye scare of 1976, and the
rumored amourosity of the green ones.
UNSUNG HERO, Chiune Sugihara was the Japanese consul
general in Lithuania. Against tradition, and specific
orders, he gave thousands of visas to nearly anyone
who asked for them, and many did ask, so they could
escape from the Nazi regime. He was fired of course,
and lost his entire career. Why? He later said "They
were human beings, and they needed help. I'm glad I
found the stregnth to give it to them."
|1st appearances & 1940's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
||Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range
model BB rifle with a compass in the stock
|Best Film Oscar Winner: