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World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

Vice President: Henry A. Wallace
Population: 136,739,353
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Economics

Federal spending: $78.56 billion
Federal debt $142.7 billion
Consumer Price Index: $17.3
Unemployment: 1.9%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03

Sports

World Series
NY Yankees d. St. Louis Cardinals (4-1)
Stanley Cup
Detroit d. Boston
Kentucky Derby Champion
Count Fleet
NCAA Basketball Championship
Wyoming d. Georgetown
NCAA Football Champions
Notre Dame (9-1-0)

Entertainment

Events

  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! opens and changes American musical theater by combining entertainment and serious subjects. Agnes de Mille choreographs the musical, capturing the essence of American folk dance.
  • Radio classic Amos 'n' Andy is canceled after 15 years and more than 4,000 consecutive shows.

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Georg Hevesy De Heves (Hungary), for work on use of isotopes as indicators
Physics: Otto Stern (US), for detection of magnetic momentum of protons
Physiology or Medicine: Henrik Dam (Denmark) and Edward A. Doisy (US), for analysis of vitamin K
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