NBA: Minneapolis Lakers vs. New York Knicks Series: 4-3
NCAA Football: Michigan State Record: 9-0-0
Heisman Trophy: Billy Vessels, oklahoma, HB points: 525
Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Skins vs. Montreal Canadiens Series: 4-0
US Open Golf: Julius Boros Score: 281 Course: Northwood Club Location: Dallas, TX
World Series: New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers Series: 4-3
Best Picture: "The Greatest Show on Earth"
Best Director: John Ford ... "The Quiet Man"
Best Actor: Gary Cooper ... "High Noon"
Best Actress: Shirley Booth ... "Come Back, Little Sheba"
The prize was awarded jointly to: MARTIN, ARCHER JOHN PORTER, Great Britain, National Institute for Medical Research, London, b. 1910; and SYNGE, RICHARD LAURENCE MILLINGTON, Great Britain, Rowett Research Institute, Bucksburn (Scotland), b. 1914, d. 1994: "for their invention of partition chromatography"
MAURIAC, FRAN‚OIS, France, b. 1885, d. 1970: "for the deep spiritual insight and the artistic intensity with which he has in his novels penetrated the drama of human life"
SCHWEITZER, ALBERT, France, b. 1875, d. 1965: Missionary surgeon, Founder LambarŽnŽ Hospital in RŽpublique du Gabon.
Physiology or Medicine
WAKSMAN, SELMAN ABRAHAM, U.S.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, b. 1888, (in Priluka, Ukraine, Russia), d. 1973: "for his discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis"
The prize was awarded jointly to: BLOCH, FELIX, U.S.A., Stanford University, Stanford, CA, b. 1905 (in Zurich, Switzerland), d. 1983; and PURCELL, EDWARD MILLS, U.S.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, b. 1912, d. 1997: "for their development of new methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements and discoveries in connection therewith"
1. The Greatest Show on Earth
2. Quo Vadis
4. The Snows of Kilimanjaro
5. Sailor Beware
6. The African Queen
7. Jumping Jacks
8. High Noon
9. Son of Paleface
10. Singin' in the Rain