250,000 G. I.'s are in Korea
General Douglas MacArthur says "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away."
New television shows include The Roy Rogers Show, Superman, and I Love Lucy.
The most popular show on television in Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts.
UNIVAC is marketed as the first business computer.
Willie Mays is the National League rookie of the year; Joe Dimaggio retires.
The top song is Cold, Cold, Heart by Hank Williams, Sr.
President Truman asks for a freeze of wages and prices.
Dennis the Menace is a new comic strip.
J. D. Salinger writes The Catcher in the Rye.
Power steering, dacron suits, and sugarless chewing gum are introduced.
The cost of most phone calls goes from a nickel to a dime.
Vivien Leigh wins the Oscar for best actress ( A Streetcar Named Desire) and Humphrey Bogart wins the Oscar for best actor (The African Queen).