In the year 1945 . . .

I thought it might be fun to do an entry about happenings in the year 1945. I think most of us who read were not even born yet. It puts things more into perspective. Hard to believe sometimes how we are in the year 2007 and how our world, environment and society has changed. Hope you enjoy! ~ Valerie

(The following not necessarily in timely order)

  • US GDP (1998 dollars): $223.2 billion
  • Federal spending: $92.71 billion
  • Federal debt: $260.1 billion
  • Dow Jones High/Low: 195/155
  • Consumer Price Index: 18
  • Unemployment: 1.9%
  • Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03

Popular Music

Popular Movies
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"

Most of my information above comes from Wikipedia.org and the History Channel.

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