1946 Trivia, Information, History and Fun Facts

1946 Trivia, Information, History and Fun Facts

Top Ten Baby Names of 1946:
Mary, Linda, Patricia, Barbara, Carol, James, Robert, John, William, Richard

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)

Pop Culture History:
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

Popular and Notable Books From 1946:
Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque
B.F.’s Daughter by John P. Marquand
The Black Rose by Thomas B. Costain
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care by Dr. Benjamin Spock
East River by Sholen Asch
The Foxes of Harrow by Frank Yerby
The Hucksters by Frederic Wakeman, Sr.
The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O’Neill
The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier
The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell
The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janney
The River Road by Frances Parkinson Keyes
This Side of Innocence by Taylor Caldwell
The Snake Pit by Mary Jane Ward

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

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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