|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 and Fashion Icons:
||Ava Gardner, Gene Tierney, Dorothy
Dandridge, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Lana
Turner, Betty Grable
||"I have always depended on
the kindness of strangers" from A Streetcar
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year
||Barbara Walker (Memphis, TN)
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 towards children.
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
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: