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In The News
- Civil war in China

- Atomic Energy Commission established

- First United Nations meeting

- Korean provisional government was established dividing Korea

- 400,000 went on strike, President Truman seized coal mines

- Atom bomb test was held at Bikini atoll in Pacific

- U.S. granted independence to the Philippines

- 12 Nazis were sentenced to death at Nuremberg

- Republicans gained control of both houses of Congress

- MacArthur ordered a Japanese war crimes tribunal

- President Truman issued a proclamation officially ending WW II hostilities

- War in Vietnam between French and Vietnamese nationalists

Top Recordings
- Prisoner of Love (Perry Como)

- Personality (Johnny Mercer)

- Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Vaughn Monroe)

- The Gypsy (Ink Spots)

- Ole Buttermilk Sky (Kaye Kyser)

- Rumors Are Flying (Frankie Carle)

- The Old Lamplighter (Sammy Kaye)

- Doin' What Comes Naturally (Freddy Martin)

- I'm a Big Girl Now (Sammy Kaye)

- Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy (Stan Kenton)

- Sentimental Reasons (Nat Cole)

- I Don't Know Enough About You (Peggy Lee)

New On The Scene
- Tide detergent

- ENIAC - first electronic digital computer

- Electric blankets

- The term "iron curtain"

- The term film noir (black film)

- Crosley compact car

- Fulbright fellowships

- Council of Economic Advisors

- Control Intelligence Group (later, the CIA)

- Electrocardiograph

- Ektachrome color film

- Trans-Atlantic passenger flights (TWA)

- Roosevelt dime

- Atomic Energy Commission

- First televised soap opera (Faraway Hill, Dumont network)


- Joe Louis versus Billy Conn fight was telecast

- Bob Feller struck out a record 348 batters

- St. Louis Cardinals beat Brooklyn Dodgers in first ever pennant playoff

- St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series

- Chicago Bears were NFL champs

- Cleveland Browns were AAFC champs

- Cleveland Rams moved to Los Angeles

- Notre Dame was college football champ

- Oklahoma A&M won the NCAA basketball title

- Glenn Davis of Army won the Heisman Trophy

- John Kramer won the men's U.S. Open tennis title

- Pauline Betz won the women's U.S. Open tennis title

- Lloyd Mangrum won the USGA Open

- Herman Keiser won the Masters golf tournament

- Patty Berg won the first U.S. Women's Open golf tournament

- "Assault" won horse racing's triple crown

- Ohio State swim team won the NCAA championship

On the Radio
- The Bickersons

- Sam Spade

- Sky King

- A Day in the Life of Dennis Day

- Meet the Press

- Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts

- Cavalcade of America

- Burns & Allen

- Duffy's Tavern

- The Green Hornet

Interesting Facts...
- John D. Rockefeller donated $8.5 million for construction of the U.N. building in New York

- Farm prices reached their highest point since the 1920s

- Price controls were lifted except on rent, sugar, and rice

- An estimated 53% of all college students were veterans

- The cost of living was 33% higher than 1941

- The birth rate increased 20% over 1945

- RCA 10-inch TVs sold for $374

- Dr. Benjamin Spock's The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care was published

- The New Yorker published John Hersey's Hiroshima in August

- Bikini bathing suit was introduced in Paris

- Bing Crosby introduced transcribed, rather than live, programming on TV

- Blacks voted for the first time in the Mississippi Democratic primary elections

- There were an estimated 6,000 TV sets in America

At The Movies
- The Best Years of Our Lives

- The Big Sleep

- The Postman Always Rings Twice

- It's a Wonderful Life

- To Each His Own

- Gilda

- My Darling Clementine

- Notorious

- The Killers

And The Winner Is...
- Best Picture: The Best Years of Our Lives

- Best Director: William Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives)

- Best Actress: Olivia de Havilland (To Each His Own)

- Best Actor: Fredric March (The Best Years of Our Lives)

Best Selling Fiction
- The King's General, Daphne Du Maurier

- This Side of Innocence, Taylor Caldwell

- The River Road, Frances Parkinson Keyes

- The Miracle of the Bells, Russell Janney

- The Hucksters, Frederic Wakeman

- The Foxes of Harrow, Frank Yerby

- Arch of Triumph, Erich Maria Remarque

- The Black Rose, Thomas B. Costain

- The Snake Pit, Mary Jane Ward

- B.F.'s Daughter, John P. Marquand

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