|World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
|Stanley Cup Champs:
Detroit Red Wings
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Arthur Larsen/Margaret Osborne duPont
Budge Patty/Louis Brough
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Ava Gardner, Dorothy Dandridge, Rita Hayworth,
Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Lana Turner
"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity
for taking things for granted"
- Aldous Huxley
"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy
- Betty Davis, in 'All About Eve'
"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
"I am big! It's the pictures that got small."
- Gloria Swanson, in 'Sunset Boulevard'
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
The American Fighting-Man (Korean War Troops)
The FBI made the first 'Ten Most Wanted' list in 1950.
There were others of course. # 11 was Willie Sutton.
He was probably the most successful and famous bank
robber of all time, although he was caught several times.
He was once quoted by a reporter, when asked why he
robbed banks, "because that's where the money is."
An articulate man (and snazzy dresser), Mr. Sutton
later said that he never said it, although the statement
on itself was true. "Why did I rob banks? Because
I enjoyed it. I loved it. I was more alive when I was
inside a bank, robbing it, than at any other time in
my life. I enjoyed everything about it so much that
one or two weeks later I'd be out looking for the next
job. But to me the money was the chips, that's all."
Minute Rice appeared on the shelves for the first time.
Disposable diapers were invented by Marion Donovan.
Private Kenneth Shadrick was the first U.S. casualty
of the Korean War, on July 5th 1950.
Green plastic garbage bags, made from polyethylene,
were invented by Harry Wasylyk.
The first metal lunchbox, featuring Hopalong Cassidy,
was produced by Aladdin (the company, NOT the 1001 Arabian
John Hopps invented the world's first cardiac pacemaker.
It was larger than life and had to be used outside the
body of the first recipient.
Racing pioneer C.J. Hart was credited with creating
the first commerical drag racing strip on the runway
of the Orange County Airport in Sant Ana, California
on June 19.
Watching 'Your Show of Shows' on television.
|1st appearances & 1950's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Little People and the Safety School Bus,
Wooly Willy, official Magic-8 Ball, Silly Putty
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
All About Eve
|1950 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
2. Fireside Theatre (NBC)
3. Philco TV Playhouse (NBC)
4. Your Show of Shows (NBC)
5. The Colgate Comedy Hour (NBC)
6. Gillette Cavalcade of Sports (NBC)
7. The Lone Ranger (ABC)
8. Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (CBS)
9. Hopalong Cassidy (NBC)
10. Mama (NBC)
|1950 Billboard Number One Songs:
November 26, 1949 - January 6, 1950:
Mule Train - Frankie Laine
January 7 - January 13:
Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
January 14 - February 10:
I Can Dream, Can't I? - Andrews Sisters
February 11 - March 10:
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine - Red Foley
March 11 - March 17:
The Cry Of The Wild Goose - Frankie Laine
March 18 - March 24:
Music! Music! Music! - Teresa Brewer
March 25 - April 28: If I Knew You Were Comin' Id've
Baked a Cake - Eileen Barton
April 29 - May 4:
The Third Man Theme - Anton Karas
May 5 - June 2:
The Third Man Theme - Guy Lombardo
June 3 - June 9:
Hoop - Dee - Doo - Perry Como with the Fontane Sisters
June 10 - July 23:
Sentimental Me - Ames Brothers
June 24 - July 7:
I Wanna Be Loved - Andrews Sisters
July 8 - August 18:
Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
August 19 - October 27:
Goodnight, Irene - Weavers featuring Gordon Jenkins
October 28 - November 17:
All My Love - Patti Page
November 18 - December 1:
Harbor Lights - Sammy Kaye
December 2 - December 15:
The Thing - Phil Harris
December 16, 1950 - March 2, 1951:
The Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page