|World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
|Stanley Cup Champs:
Toronto Maple Leafs
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Jack Kramer/Pauline Betz
Jack Kramer/Maragaret Osbourne
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion
Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Martine Carol, Joan Crawford,
Ava Gardner, Betty Grable, Jane Russell, Gene Tierney,
"I have always depended on the kindness
of strangers" from A Streetcar Named Desire
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Barbara Walker (Memphis, TN)
Evelyn McHale’s note read, “He is much better off without
me … I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody,” then
she jumped to her death from atop the Empire State Building,
landing on a United Nations vehicle.
The photo was later used by visual artist Andy Warhol
in one of his paintings entitled Suicide (Fallen Body).
A UFO may have crash-landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
The United States' Air Force and military have denied
this ever happened, but have released several hole-filled
stories about whatever actually did happen there.
The Transistor was invented by John Bardeen, Walter
Brattain and William Shockley. It was later presented
to the world in 1948.
The 'Howdy Doody Show' appeared on NBC and ran until
1960. Host Buffalo Bob Smith was from Buffalo, New York.
Howdy Doody had/has a freckle for every state in the
United States. (that would be 50 today)
Edward Lowe invented Kitty Litter®
TheHowdy Doody Show was the first television show targeted
Wham-O introduced its first product - a slingshot.
The company name came from the sound of a slingshot
hitting a target.
Major League Baseball allowed black players, starting
with Jackie Robinson.
Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster
than the speed of sound, piloting a Bell XS-1.
The Igloo portable cooler was introduced.
The first Cannes Film Festival was held in Cannes,
Extraterrestrials 'allegedly' crash-landed near Roswell,
Mikhail Kalashnikov presented his invention, the Avtomat
Kalashnikova Obrazets 1947, better known as the AK-47.
After World War II, Americans craving a front yard
and home of their own began moving out of the crowded
cities and into the suburbs. The first and most famous
suburb, Levittown, opened in New York this year and
was named after Levitt and sons, the construction firm
that built the suburb. Scientists theorize suburbanization
caused Americans to become dependent on automobiles,
an increase in air pollution, dependence on foreign
oil, and a rising obesity rate.
|1st appearances & 1947's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Steel Pogo Sticks, John Deere Die-Cast Tractor,
Lionel Trains Milk Car, Tonka Trucks
|Best Film Oscar Winner: