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1944 Trivia

<< - 1943
World Series Champions:
St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Champions:
Green Bay Packers
Stanley Cup Champs:
Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf:
Not played due to WWII
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Sgt. Frank Parker/Pauline Betz
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
not held
NCAA Football Champions:
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Lena Horne, Veronica Lake, Carole Landis, Alexis Smith, Jane Russell, Gene Tierney, Lana Turner
"The Quote"

"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow"
- Lauren Bacall, in 'To Have and to Have Not'

"Only you can prevent forest fires"
- United States Forest Service

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Miss America:
Venus Ramey (Washington, DC)
The Scandal:
Airplane Celebrity Death: Glenn Miller
WWII News:

In World War II, rationing laws prohibited the sale of freshly-baked bread because "the tastiness of just-baked bread is likely to encourage people to eat it immoderately". Bread had to be at least 24 hours old before it was sold.

During WWII 40% of Agricultural Production Came from Home Victory Gardens.

Other candy manufacturers donated their sugar rations to keep Life Savers in production so that the little candies could be shared with Armed Forces as a "tasty reminder of life at home".

June 6th was WW II's D-Day.

WW II's Battle of the Bulge began on December 16th.

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Going My Way