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1941 Trivia

<< - 1940
World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
NFL Champions:
Chicago Bears
Stanley Cup Champs:
Boston Bruins
U.S. Open Golf:
Craig Wood
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Robert Riggs/Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
not held
NCAA Football Champions:
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Ingrid Bergman, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Katharine Hepburn, Lena Horne, Veronica Lake, Hedy Lamarr, Carole Landis, Vivien Leigh, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith, Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Tierney, Lana Turner
"The Quotes"

- Orson Wells, in 'Citizen Kane'

"The stuff that dreams are made of"
- Humphrey Bogart in 'TheThe Maltese Falcon'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Miss America:
Rosemary LaPlanche (Los Angeles, CA)
The Scandals:

December 7th 'a date which will live in infamy.' Many American's believe that President Franklin D. Roosevelt knew about the Japanese "sneak attack" on Pearl Harbor. They say he let it happen because it was the only way he could get Americans involved in the war.

Regis Toomey and Jane Wyman held the longest screen kiss at 3 minutes and 5 seconds in You're In The Army Now.

Nerd News:

Fantasia and Citizen Kane both bombed at the box office.

Coach bags, introduced in 1941, were based on the design and surface wear on a baseball glove.

Using Dr. Charles Drew's idea, the American Red Cross decided to set up blood donor stations to collect plasma for the U.S. Armed Forces.
Glenn Miller's "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" was awarded the first Gold record.

Plutonium was officially chemically identified on February 23rd by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg's team.

A ten second ad for Bulova watches, is aired by NBC. This was the first television commercial, and cost $7.

John Huston made his directorial debut in the gritty detective movie The Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart. Many historians consider this film to be the first example of film noir.

Aquaman debuted in More Fun Comics, issue number 73.

The Habit:
Talking about 'Citizen Kane' at the local barbershop.
1st appearances & 1941's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
FAO Schwartz opened in New York City.
Best Film Oscar Winner:
How Green Was My Valley