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1948 Trivia

<< - 1947
World Series Champions:
Cleveland Indians
NFL Champions:
Philadelphia Eagles
NBA Champions:
Baltimore Bullets
Stanley Cup Champs:
Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf:
Ben Hogan
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Richard A. Gonzales/Margaret Osborne duPont, Dorothy Dandridge
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Bob Falkenburg/Louis Brough
NCAA Football Champions:
Michigan
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky
Kentucky Derby:
Citation
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Martine Carol, Ava Gardner, Betty Grable, Jane Russell, Gene Tierney, Lana Turner
"The Quote"

"Tonight, we have a really big show (pronounced shoe)"
- Ed Sullivan

"Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"
- Alfonso Bedoya, as Gold Hat, in 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre'

"A diamond is forever"
- DeBeers

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Harry S. Truman
Miss America:
BeBe Shopp (Hopkins, MN)
The Scandal:
Actor Rex Harrison's mistress, Carole Landis, commited suicide. His career survived, and his marraige to Lilli Palmer survived untl 1957.
Nerd News:

In an alternate reality, Dewey defeated President Truman for the US Presidential election. In this reality Truman won.

The Ford F-series truck was introduced.

Muddy Waters'1948 hit "Rollin' Stone" was the inspiration for a 1960's band a few decades later.
(Hint: It was NOT "The Beatles", "The Who" "The Kinks" or "Cream.")

Bar codes were invented by Bernard Silver and Norman Woodland.

McCulloch chainsaws were introduced.

The Habit:
Hiding behind their newspapers and magazines, many people were actually reading the 'Kinsey Report on sexuality on the human male.'
1st appearances & 1948's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Scrabble invented, Slinky Jr.
Best Film Oscar Winner:
Hamlet