|World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
|Stanley Cup Champs:
Toronto Maple Leafs
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Richard A. Gonzales/Margaret Osborne duPont
Ted Schroeder/Louis Brough
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Ava Gardner, Dorothy Dandridge, Rita Hayworth,
Lauren Bacall, Lana Turner, Betty Grable
- The Road-runner
"Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" Arthur "Cody"
- James Cagney, in 'White Heat'
"What a dump."
- Bette Davis, in 'Beyond the Forest'
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Jacque Mercer (Litchfield, AZ)
Death: Buddy Clark
Charles Lubin's small chain of 'Community Bake Shops'
became the Kitchens of Sara Lee, named after his daughter.
Minimum wage jumped from 40 to 75 cents on October
Men started wearing argyle socks, thanks to Brooks
Watching Arthur MIller's 'Death of a Salesman' on Broadway
|1st appearances & 1949's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Silly Putty, Candy Land, Kewpie dolls, Cootie*,
Clue** (1948 in the U.K.), Bouncing Putty, Wind-up Clacking
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
All the King's Men