Major Events of 1945

  • Sports

    NCAA Football: Army Record: 9-0-0
    Heisman Trophy: Felix Blanchard, army FB points: 860
    Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings Series: 4-3
    World Series: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago Cubs Series: 4-3

    Popular Movies

    1. Adventure
    2. Anna and the King of Siam
    3. Bandit of Sherwood Forest
    4. The Bells of St. Mary's
    5. Caesar and Cleopatra
    6. Canyon Passage
    7. The Dolly Sisters
    8. Dragonwyck
    9. Duffy's Tavern
    10. Easy to Wed

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "The Lost Weekend"
    Best Director: Billy Wilder ... "The Lost Weekend"
    Best Actor: Ray Milland ... "The Lost Weekend"
    Best Actress: Joan Crawford ... "Mildred Pierce"

    Nobel Prizes

    VIRTANEN, ARTTURI ILMARI, Finland, Helsinki University, b. 1895, d. 1973: "for his research and inventions in agricultural and nutrition chemistry, especially for his fodder preservation method"

    MISTRAL, GABRIELA (pen-name of GODOY Y ALCAYAGA, LUCILA), Chile, b. 1889, d. 1957: "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world"

    HULL, CORDELL, USA, b. 1871, d. 1955: Former Secretary of State. One of the initiators of the United Nations.

    Physiology or Medicine
    The prize was awarded jointly to: FLEMING, Sir ALEXANDER, Great Britain, London University, b. 1881, (in Lochfield, Scotland), d. 1955; CHAIN, Sir ERNST BORIS, Great Britain, Oxford University, b. 1906, (in Berlin, Germany), d. 1979; and FLOREY, Lord (HOWARD WALTER), Great Britain, Oxford University, b. 1898 (in Adelaide, Australia), d. 1968:

    PAULI, WOLFGANG, Austria, Princeton University, NJ, U.S.A., b. 1900, d. 1958: "for the discovery of the Exclusion Principle, also called the Pauli Principle"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Mary Chase ... "Harvey"
    Fiction: John Hersey ... "A Bell for Adano"
    History: Stephen Bonsal ... "Unfinished Business"
    Mark S. Watson ... "Baltimore Sun" James B. Reston ... "New York Times" "Detroit Free Press"