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1946 Trivia, Information, History and Fun Facts

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:   
Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Gene Tierney, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Lana Turner, Betty Grable

“The Quote”   
“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe” – Albert Einstein

Time Magazine’s Man of the Year:
James F. Byrnes

Miss America:   
Marilyn Buferd (Los Angeles, CA)

Nerd News:
Jacques Heim and Louis Reard designed the first bikini for public consumption, named after the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini became the first American Saint.

Fidelity Investments was founded in Boston, Massachusettes.

United Business Company, basically an accounting firm, was founded by Henry and Richard Bloch. The company was renamed H & R Block in 1955, and specialized in taxes for businesses nationwide.

Sept 1, 1946 The first Formula One Race took place in Turin, Italy and was won by Archille Varzi.

The Habit:     
Reading ‘Baby and Child Care’ by Dr. Benjamin Spock

1st appearances & 1946’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:     
Magic 8 Ball (Syco Seer), Lionel Trains with ‘steam’, Streater Steam Shovel truck

Best Film Oscar Winner:     
The Lost Weekend (presented in 1946)

Sports:
World Series Champions:     St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Champions:     Chicago Bears
Stanley Cup Champs:     Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf     Lloyd Mangrum
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)     Jack Kramer/Pauline Betz
Wimbledon (Men/Women):     Yvon Petra/Pauline Betz
NCAA Football Champions:     Notre Dame
NCAA Basketball Champions:     Oklahoma A&M
Kentucky Derby:     Assault
World Cup (Soccer):     not held

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