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1946 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts


World Series Champions: St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Champions: Chicago Bears
Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf Lloyd Mangrum
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Jack Kramer/Pauline Betz
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Yvon Petra/Pauline Betz
NCAA Football Champions: Notre Dame
NCAA Basketball Champions: Oklahoma A&M
Kentucky Derby: Assault
World Cup (Soccer): not held
Sports Highlights:  
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Gene Tierney, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Lana Turner, Betty Grable
The Heartthrob(s):  
"The Quote"

"The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe" - Albert Einstein

 

Time Magazine's Man of the Year James F. Byrnes
Miss America: Marilyn Buferd (Los Angeles, CA)
The Scandal:  
Nerd News:

Jacques Heim and Louis Reard designed the first bikini for public consumption, names after the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini became the first American Saint.

Fidelity Investments was founded in Boston, Massachusettes.

United Business Company, basically an accounting firm, was founded by Henry and Richard Bloch. The company was renamed H & R Block in 1955, and specialized in taxes for businesses nationwide.

Sept 1, 1946 The first Formula One Race took place in Turin, Italy and was won by Archille Varzi.

The Habit: Reading 'Baby and Child Care' by Dr. Benjamin Spock
1st appearances & 1946's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Magic 8 Ball (Syco Seer), Lionel Trains with 'steam', Streater Steam Shovel truck
Best Film Oscar Winner: The Best Years of Our Lives

 

 

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