Major Events of 1949


NBA: Minneapolis Lakers vs. Syracuse Nationals Series: 4-2
NCAA Football: Oklahoma Record: 10-1-0
Heisman Trophy: Vic Janowicz, ohio state, HB points: 633
Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers Series: 4-3
US Open Golf: Ben Hogan Score: 287 Course: Merion Golf Club Location: Ardmore, PA
World Cup: Uruguay vs. Brazil Score: 2-1
World Series: New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies Series: 4-0

Top Movies

1. Samson and Delilah
2. Battleground
3. King Solomon's Mines
4. Cheaper by the Dozen
5. Annie Get Your Gun
6. Cinderella
7. Father of the Bride
8. Sands of Iwo Jima
9. Broken Arrow
10.Twelve O'Clock High - Henry King


Academy Awards

Best Picture: "All About Eve"
Best Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz..."All About Eve"
Best Actor: Jose Ferrer..."Cyrano de Bergerac"
Best Actress: Judy Holliday..."Born Yesterday"

Tony Awards

Best Play: "The Cocktail Party" ... T.S. Eliot
Best Musical: "South Pacific"
Best Actor in a play: Sidney Blackmer ... "Come Back, Little Sheba"
Best Actress: Shirley Booth ... "Come Back, Little Sheba"
Bes Ezio Pinza ... "South Pacific" Mary Martin ... "South Pacific"

Nobel Prizes

The prize was awarded jointly to: DIELS, OTTO, PAUL HERMANN, Germany, Kiel University, b. 1876, d. 1954; and ALDER, KURT, Germany, Cologne University, b. 1902, d. 1958: "for their discovery and development of the diene synthesis"

RUSSELL, Earl (BERTRAND ARTHUR WILLIAM), Great Britain, b. 1872, d. 1970: "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought"

BUNCHE, RALPH, Professor Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, b. 1904, d. 1971: Director of the UN Division of Trusteeship, Acting Mediator in Palestine 1948.

Physiology or Medicine
The prize was awarded jointly to: KENDALL, EDWARD CALVIN, U.S.A., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, b. 1886, d. 1972; REICHSTEIN, TADEUS, Switzerland, Basel University, b. 1897 (in Wloclawek, Poland), d. 1996; and HENCH, PHILIP SHOWALTER, U.S.A., Mayo Clinic, Rochester , MN, b. 1896, d. 1965: "for their discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects"

POWELL, CECIL FRANK, Great Britain, Bristol University, b. 1903, d. 1969: "for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and his discoveries regarding mesons made with this method"

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Richard Rodgers..."Oscar Hammerstein"
Fiction: A.B. Guthrie Jr. ..."The Way West"
History: Oliver W. Larkin... "Art and Life in America"
International Reporting: Edmund Stevens... "Christian Science Monitor"
National Reporting: Edwin O. Guthman..."Seattle Times"
Public Service: "Chicago Daily News"