1949 Trivia, History and Fun Facts

1949 Trivia, History and Fun Facts Quick Facts from 1949: World Changing Event: On April 4, 1949 The North Atlantic Treaty was signed, making the United States closer with our European allies. Influential Songs include: Some Enchanted Evening from the musical, South Pacific and the now-controversial Baby It’s Cold Outside by various duos. The Movies to Watch include Mighty Joe… Read More

1949 Oscars 21st Academy Awards

1949 Oscars 21st Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 24, 1949 Held at: The Academy Theater, Hollywood, California, USA Host: Robert Montgomery Eligibility Year: 1948 Johnny Belinda earned 12 Oscar nominations, winning 1. Hamlet was the first time an individual (Laurence Olivier) directed himself in an Oscar-winning performance. 1949 Oscar Nominees and Winners Best Motion Picture:… Read More

1947 Oscars 19th Academy Awards

1947 Oscars 19th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 13, 1947 Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California Host: Jack Benny Eligibility Year: 1946 This was the first time since the 2nd Academy Awards that every category had at most 5 nominations. The “Academy Award of Merit” is what the Oscar statue is officially called. Homer… Read More

1946 Oscars 18th Academy Awards

1946 Oscars 18th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 7, 1946 Held at: Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California Host: Jimmy Stewart and Bob Hope Eligibility Year: 1945 Bing Crosby was the first actor to be nominated twice for playing the same character in two films, Father Chuck O’Malley. This was the first year in which every… Read More

1945 Trivia, History and Fun Facts

1945 Trivia, History and Fun Facts Quick Facts from 1945: World Changing Events: The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9th. Horrors of the Nazi Holocaust and concentration camps were exposed. Popular Songs include: There I’ve Said It Again by Vaughn Monroe and Pop Standards I’m Beginning To See The Light and Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive The… Read More

1945 Oscars 17th Academy Awards

1945 Oscars 17th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 15, 1945 Held at: Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California Host: John Cromwell and Bob Hope Eligibility Year: 1944 This was the first and only time an individual was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for playing the same role in the same film; Barry Fitzgerald… Read More

1944 Oscars 16th Academy Awards

1944 Oscars 16th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 2, 1944 Held at: Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California Host: Jack Benny Eligibility Year: 1943 The Song of Bernadette earned 12 nominations, winning 4 Oscars. For Whom The Bell Tolls earned 9 nominations, winning 1. Casablanca earned 8 nominations, winning 3. Phantom of the Opera earned 4… Read More

1943 Oscars 15th Academy Awards

1943 Oscars 15th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 4, 1943 Held at: Cocoanut Grove, The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California Host: Bob Hope Eligibility Year: 1942 Irving Berlin presented the Academy Award for Best Song, which he ended up winning for “White Christmas”. Best Documentary category resulted in a four-way tie, an outcome that has… Read More