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1942 Trivia

<< - 1941
World Series Champions:
St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Champions:
Washington Redskins
Stanley Cup Champs:
Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf:
Not played due to WWII
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Fredrick Schroeder, Jr./Pauline Betz
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
not held
NCAA Football Champions:
Ohio State
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
Shut Out
World Cup (Soccer):
not held
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Ingrid Bergman, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Katharine Hepburn, Lena Horne, Veronica Lake, Hedy Lamarr, Carole Landis, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith, Gene Tierney, Lana Turner
"The 1942 Quotes" mostly came from 'Casablanca'

"Here's looking at you, kid"
"Of all the gin joints in the world, she had to walk into mine"
"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship"
"We'll always have Paris."
- Humphrey Bogart in 'Casablanca'

"Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'"
-Ingrid Bergman, in 'Casablanca'

"Round up the usual suspects."
- Claude Rains, in 'Casablanca'

"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
- Gary Cooper, as Lou Gehrig , in 'Pride of the Yankees'

"Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars."
- Bette Davis, in 'Now, Voyager'

"My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you."
- James Cagney, as George M. Cohan, in 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Joseph Stalin
Miss America:
Jo-Carroll Dennison (Tyler, TX)
The Scandal:
Airplane Celebrity Death: Carole Lombard
Dr. Alf Alving, working for the US Army's Office of Scientific Research and Development, tested some 441 convicts from Statesville Penitentiary for Malaria drugs without their knowledge.
Nerd News:
University of Chicago produced the first nuclear chain reaction, using uranium isotope U-235.
The Habit:

Working your 'Victory Garden' so US troops would have more food for the war. (Through 1945)

Watching 'Casablanca' at the local theater

1st appearances & 1942's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Little Golden Books
Best Film Oscar Winner:
Mrs. Miniver