20th Century Year by Year 1948

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Major Event/ Sports /Nobel Prizes/Pulitzer Prizes/Academy Awards and Popular Movies

Major Events of 1948

  • Berlin Blockaded
  • Soviets Recall Advisors From Yugoslavia
  • Defeat in Manchuria
  • South Africa Apartheid
  • State of Israel Declared
  • Berlin Airlift
  • US Recognizes Israel
  • Organization of American States
  • Civil War In Costa Rica
  • Polaroid Camera
  • Quantum Dynamics Theory
  • Soviets Introduce MIG -15

    Sports

    Olympics

    NBA: Baltimore Bullets vs. Philadelphia Warriors Series: 4-2
    NCAA Football: Michigan Record: 9-0-0
    Heisman Trophy: Doak Walker, SMU HB Points: 778
    Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings Series: 4-0
    US Open Golf: Ben Hogan Score: 276 Course: Rivera CC Location: Los Angeles, CA
    World Series: Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Braves Series: 4-2

    Popular Movies

    1. The Road to Rio
    2. Easter Parade
    3. Red River
    4. The Three Musketeers
    5. Jonny Belinda
    6. Cass Timberlane
    7. The Emperor Waltz
    8. Gentleman's Agreement
    9. Date with Judy
    10. Captain from Castile

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Hamlet"
    Best Director: John Huston ... "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
    Best Actor: Laurence Oliver ... "Hamlet"
    Best Actress: Jane Wyman ... "Johnny Belinda"

    Nobel Prizes

    Chemistry
    TISELIUS, ARNE WILHELM KAURIN, Sweden, Uppsala University, b. 1902, d. 1971: "for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins"

    Literature
    ELIOT, THOMAS STEARNS, Great Britain, b. 1888 (in S:t Louis, MO., U.S.A.), d. 1965: "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry"

    Peace
    The prize money was allocated to the Main Fund (1/3) and to the Special Fund (2/3) of this prize section.

    Physiology or Medicine
    M†LLER, PAUL HERMANN, Switzerland, Laboratorium der Farben-Fabriken J.R. Geigy A.G. (Laboratory of the J.R. Geigy Dye-Factory Co.), Basel, b. 1899, d. 1965: "for his discovery of the high efficiency of DDT as a contact poison against several arthropods"

    Physics
    BLACKETT, Lord PATRICK MAYNARD STUART, Great Britain, Victoria University, Manchester, b. 1897, d. 1974: "for his development of the Wilson cloud chamber method, and his discoveries therewith in the fields of nuclear physics and cosmic radiation"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Tennessee Williams ... "A Streetcar Named Desire"
    Fiction: James A. Michener ... "Tales of the South Pacific"
    History: Bernard DeVoto ... "Across the Wide Missouri"
    International Reporting: Paul W. Ward ... "Baltimore Sun"
    National Reporting: Bert Andrews ... "New York Herald Tribune" & Nat S. Finney ... "Minneapolis Tribune"
    Public Service: "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "Mister Roberts"
    Best Musical: (No Musical Awarded)