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1943 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts


World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: Chicago Bears
Stanley Cup Champs: Detroit Red Wings
U.S. Open Golf Not played due to WWII
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Lt. Joseph R. Hunt/Pauline Betz
Wimbledon (Men/Women): not held
NCAA Football Champions: Notre Dame
NCAA Basketball Champions: Wyoming
Kentucky Derby: Count Fleet
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Gene Tierney, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Betty Grable, Jane Russell
"The Quote" "Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them" - The Little Prince
Time Magazine's Man of the Year George Marshall
Miss America: Jean Bartel (Los Angeles, CA)
The Scandal:

Airplane Celebrity Death: Leslie Howard

The Conical Bra was made famous by Jane Russell.

July 1st, the U.S. government started the payroll witholding tax.

Nerd News:


Oklahoma! was the first great American Musical, but don't take the word of the poster for that. It was the first musical play that truly added a full story to the production. Older musicals primarlity had a loose plot revolving around songs and often major dance and stage productions. The show began on March 31, 1943 and ran for 2,212 performances through its initial run, ending in 1948. It has had many revivals as well.

It was also spoofed (at the end) in this Jerry Seinfeld American Express extended commercial:

The Habit:

Working your 'Victory Garden' so US troops would have more food for the war. (1942-1945)

Watching Oklahoma! on Broadway

1st appearances & 1943's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Chutes and Ladders (based on Snakes and Ladders)
Best Film Oscar Winner: Casablanca

 

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