Happenings in the 1940’s

The first Dairy Queen opened.


York Peppermint Patty’s hit the store shelves. 


Captain Midnight premiers on the radio. 


The Adventures of Superman hit the airwaves.


The 14th Dalai Lama is enthroned at age 5.


The Philadelphia Story, The Grapes of Wrath, Fantasia and My Little Chickadee are among the top movies.


Scientists discover the Rh factor in red blood cells.

Photo: Frank Sinatra signs his induction papers while Chief Clerk Mrs. Mae E. Jones helps out at local board No. 19-160 Danforth St., Jersey City / World Telegram photo by F. Palumbo, 1943. National Archives and Records Administration.

 Billboard magazine introduces “Best Selling Retail Records” chart.  Number one record is I’ll Never Smile Again by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra with vocals by Frank Sinatra. 

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