- Average US yearly income was $2,950
- Gas cost $.16.
- Average US house was $7,700
- Average UK house was £1,751.
- UK nationalizes the railways.
- Mahatma Gandhi is murdered by a Hindu extremist.
- Israel is made an independent state.
- US enacts the Marshall Plan for the revitalization of Europe.
- UN creates the World Health Organization
- Berlin airlift started.
- Independence: Sri Lanka and Burma from the UK. Israel carved from Palestine.
- The transistor radio was invented at Bell Labs.
- Velcro was created in Switzerland.
- 33 1/3 LPs (long playing) introduced.
- Kinsey released his report on sexuality.
- We searched for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre with Humphrey Bogart.
- Lawrence Olivier was talking to a ghost in Hamlet.
- Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson are not the best of friends in Key Largo.