Major Events of 1946

  • Marshall Plan
  • India/Pakistan Independent
  • Revolt Against French Rule Madagascar
  • Partition of Palestine
  • Taft-Hartley Act
  • Yaeger Breaks Sound Barrier
  • B - 47 Enters Service
  • Gigantic Spruce Goose Flies

    Sports

    NBA: Philadelphia Warriors vs. Chicago Stags Series: 4-1
    NCAA Football: Notre Dame Record: 9-0-0
    Heisman Trophy: John Lujack, notre dame, QB points: 742
    Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Series: 4-2
    US Open Golf: Lew Worsham Score: 282 Course: St. Louis CC Location: Clayton, MO
    World Series: New York Yankees vs. Brookyln Dodgers Series: 4-3

    Popular Movies

    1. The Best Years of Our Lives
    2. Duel in the Sun
    3. The Jolson Story
    4. Forever Amber
    5. Unconquered
    6. Life with Father
    7. Welcome Stranger
    8. The Egg and I
    9. The Yearling
    10. Green Dolphin Street

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture:"The Best Years of Our Lives"
    Best Director: William Wyler... "The Best Years of Our Lives"
    Best Actor: Frederic March... "The Best Years of Our Lives"
    Best Actress:Olivia de Havilland ... "To Each His Own"

    Nobel Prizes

    Chemistry
    ROBINSON, Sir ROBERT, Great Britain, Oxford University, b. 1886, d. 1975: "for his investigations on plant products of biological importance, especially the alkaloids"

    Literature
    GIDE, ANDRÆ’ PAUL GUILLAUME, France, b. 1869, d. 1951: "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight"

    Peace
    The prize was awarded jointly to: THE FRIENDS SERVICE COUNCIL (The Quakers), London. Founded in 1647. THE AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE (The Quakers), Washington. The society's first official meeting was held in 1672.

    Physiology or Medicine
    The prize was divided, one half being awarded jointly to: CORI, CARL FERDINAND, U.S.A., Washington University, St. Louis, MO, b. 1896, (in Prague, then Austria), d. 1984; and his wife CORI, GERTY THERESA, nŽe RADNITZ, U.S.A., Washington University, St. Louis, MO, b. 1896 (in Prague, then Austria), d. 1957: "for their discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen"; the other half being awarded to: HOUSSAY, BERNARDO ALBERTO, Argentina, Instituto de Biologia y Medicina Experimental (Institute for Biology and Experimental Medicine), Buenos Aires, b. 1887, d. 1971: "for his discovery of the part played by the hormone of the anterior pituitary lobe in the metabolism of sugar"

    Physics
    APPLETON, Sir EDWARD VICTOR, Great Britain, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, London, b. 1892, d. 1965: "for his investigations of the physics of the upper atmosphere especially for the discovery of the so-called Appleton layer"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Fiction: Robert Penn Waren ... "All the King's Men"
    History: James Phinney Baxter III ... "Scientist Against Time"
    International Reporting: Eddy Gilmore ... "Associated Press"
    National Reporting: Edward T. Folliard ... "Washington Post"
    Public Service: "Baltimore Sun"

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