Frankie Laine earns his first, of 21, gold records.
Dior introduced the “New Look”, featuring longer lengths and fuller skirts—defined by the generous use of luxurious fabrics, and a nipped waist are the rage. So are loafers, Bermudas, buckles, pegged pants and knee socks.
Jackie Robinson busts Baseball’s color line.
The NY Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-3 in the first televised World Series.
Jack LaMotta is KO’d for the first time in his career.
Max Conrad circumnavigates the earth in 8 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes, setting a new world record.
The Marshall Plan is proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II.
John F. Kennedy succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as the 35th President of the United States of America.
Ham the Chimp, a 37-pound male, is rocketed into space in a test of the Project Mercury capsule.
The Radarange debuted in 1947. What is this appliance that went from “unknown” to “household superstar” known as today?T
In California, Howard Hughes performs the maiden flight of the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built. What was it called?
a. Funky Monkey b. Regal Eagle c. Pearl Squirrel d. Spruce Goose
Vroom! Vroom! Which automaker produced its first automobile this year?
a. Saab b. Hummer c. Subaru d. Chevrolet
This woman’s murder received extensive media coverage, referring to her as “The Black Dahlia”.
a. Bethany Long b. Eliza Tall c. Elizabeth Short d. Beth Whyde
Billboard Top 10 Pop Hits:
Near You—Francis Craig
Peg O’My Heart—Harmonicats
Linda—Ray Noble & Buddy Clark
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette…)—Tex Williams