prompts from "The Book of Me, Written By You" I'm leaving my memories
of my life for present and future relatives."The year you were born:
Using Google and Wikipedia, I was able to find the following information:
Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated
Harry Truman was elected President, defeating three opponents: Thomas Dewey
(Republican), Strom Thurmond(States Rights Party) and Henry Wallace(Progressive
Israel was declared an independent state.
The U.N. created the World Health Organization.
Chiang Kai Shek was elected President of Nationalist China.
Gas was .16 cents a gallon
A loak of bread cost .14 cents
A movie ticket cost .60 cents.
There were only a million television sets in the United States. Wrestling and
roller derby were first broadcast, The CBS network started and one of its new
programs was Toast of the Town hosted by Ed Sullivan.
Top movies included Red River starring John Wayne and The Treasure of the
Sierra Madre starring Humphry Bogart, but Hamlet starring Sir Laurence Olivier
won the Academy Award.
Bestseller books included The Naked and the Dead, Raintree Country, The Big
Fisherman, and The Young Lions, all of which would eventually also be sucessful
Buttons and Bows by Dina Shore
Nature Boy by Nat King Cole
The Woody Woodpecker Song by Kay Kyser
It's Magic by Doris Day
I'm My Own Grandpa by Guy Lombardo & His Orchestra.
Citation won the Kentucky Derby.
The World Series was won by the Cleveland Indians
The Philadelphia Eagles won the NFL Championship
The Toronto Mapole Leafs won the Stanley Cup.
Some of my fellow 1948 babies are Samuel L Jackson, James Taylor,
and Glenn Frey of the Eagles.
All and all, 1948 was a very interesting year to be born in!