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1949 Trivia

<< - 1948
World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
NFL Champions:
Philadelphia Eagles
NBA Champions:
Minneapolis Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs:
Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf:
Cary Middlecoff
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Richard A. Gonzales/Margaret Osborne duPont
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Ted Schroeder/Louis Brough
NCAA Football Champions:
Notre Dame
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Ava Gardner, Dorothy Dandridge, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Lana Turner, Betty Grable
"The Quote"

"Meep Meep"
- The Road-runner

"Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" Arthur "Cody" Jarrett
- James Cagney, in 'White Heat'

"What a dump."
- Bette Davis, in 'Beyond the Forest'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Winston Chruchill
Miss America:
Jacque Mercer (Litchfield, AZ)
The Scandal:
Airplane Celebrity Death: Buddy Clark
Nerd News:

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 26.

The Habits:

Men started wearing argyle socks, thanks to Brooks Brothers.

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 "Talking Teeth"
Best Film Oscar Winner:
All the King's Men