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1948 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts



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 and Fashion Icons: Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Lana Turner, Betty Grable
"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. 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

 

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