Major Events of 1949


NBA: Minneapolis Lakers vs. Washington Capitols Series: 4-2
NCAA Football: Notre Dame Record: 10-0-0
Heisman Trophy: Leon Hart, notre dame, E Points: 995
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Skins Series: 4-0
US Open Golf: Cary Middlecoff Score: 286 Course: Medinah CC Location: Medinah, IL
World Series: New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers Series: 4-1


Popular Movies

1. Jolson Sings Again
2. Pinky
3. I Was A Male War
4. Bride
5. The Snake Pit & Joan of Arc
6. The Stratton Story
7. Mr. Belevedere Goes to College
8. Little Women
9. Words of Music
10. Neptune's Daughter

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "All the King's Men"
Best Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz ... "Letter to Three Wives"
Best Actor: Broderick Crawford ... "All the King's Men"
Best Actress: Olivia de Havilland ... "The Heiress"

Nobel Prizes

GIAUQUE, WILLIAM FRANCIS, U.S.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA, b. 1895, d. 1982: "for his contributions in the field of chemical thermodynamics, particularly concerning the behaviour of substances at extremely low temperatures"

FAULKNER, WILLIAM, U.S.A., b. 1897, d. 1962: "for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel"

ORR OF BRECHIN, LORD JOHN BOYD, Great Britain, b. 1880, d. 1971: Physician, Alimentary Politician, prominent organizer and Director General Food and Agricultural Organization, President National Peace Council and World Union of Peace Organizations.

Physiology or Medicine
The prize was divided equally between: HESS, WALTER RUDOLF, Switzerland, Zurich University, b. 1881, d. 1973: "for his discovery of the functional organization of the interbrain as a coordinator of the activities of the internal organs"; and MONIZ, ANTONIO CAETANO DE ABREU FREIRE EGAS, Portugal, Neurological Institute, University of Lisbon, b. 1874, d. 1955: "for his discovery of the therapeutic value of leucotomy in certain psychoses"

YUKAWA, HIDEKI, Japan, Kyoto Imperial University and Columbia University, New York, NY, U.S.A., b. 1907, d. 1981: "for his prediction of the existence of mesons on the basis of theoretical work on nuclear forces"

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Arthur Miller ... "Death of a Salesman"
Fiction: James Gould Cozzens ... "Guard of Honor"
Histoy: Roy Franklin Nichols ... "The Disruption of American Democracy"
International Reporting: Price Day ... "Baltimore Sun"
National Reporting: Charles P. Trussell ... "New York Times"
Public Service: "Nebraska State Journal"

Tony Awards

Best Play: "Death of a Salesman" ... Arthur Miller
Best Musical: "Kiss Me, Kate"
Best Actor in a play: Rex Harrison ... "Anne of a Thousand Days"
Best Actress in a play: Martita Hunt ... "The Madwoman of Chaillot"
Best Actor in a musical: Ray Bolger.... "Where's Charlie?"
Best Actress in a musical: Nanette Fabray... "Love Life"