|World Series Champions:
|Stanley Cup Champs:
||Toronto Maple Leafs
|U.S. Open Golf
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)
||Richard A. Gonzales/Margaret Osborne duPont,
||Bob Falkenburg/Louis Brough
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
||Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall,
Lana Turner, Betty Grable
"Tonight, we have a really big show (pronounced
- 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
"A diamond is forever"
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year
||Harry S. Truman
||BeBe Shopp (Hopkins, MN)
||Actor Rex Harrison's mistress, Carole Landis,
commited suicide. His career survived, and his marraige
to Lilli Palmer survived untl 1957.
In an alternate reality, Dewey defeated President Truman.
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
McCulloch chainsaws were introduced.
||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: