Monday, October 29, 2012

80th anniversary fun facts (1942)

Ten years had passed since our firm’s founding, in 1932. The country was beginning to turn the tide in World War II. As we continue to share memories of the past, in celebrating 80 years in practice, remember when?

In the year 1942… 

  1. War highlights:
    1. President FDR and British PM Churchill created the United Nations
    2. General MacArthur vowed “I shall return”
    3. Anne Frank went into hiding
    4. Jimmy Doolittle led his raiders on Tokyo
    5. U.S. wins the Battle of Midway
    6. The Manhattan Project was begun 
  2. Meanwhile, back home:
    1. Famous birthdays – Harrison Ford, Muhammad Ali, Barbra Streisand
    2. Famous songs of the day – “Deep in the Heart of Texas”, “White Christmas”
    3. Famous movies – “Casablanca”, “Mrs. Miniver” (Academy Award Winner
    4. Capitol Records was formed
  3. Cost of living:
    1. New car $920 (but no more new cars were made until after the war in 1945)
    2. New house $3,775
    3. Gasoline $.15 a gallon
    4. Average income $1,885 (up $233 in 10 years)
  4. Heisman Trophy winner – Frank Sinkwich, from UGA

...and yes, one other important birthday – Robinson, Grimes current Senior Partner, Lev Norman – October 10, 1942

Next up, 1952 – it was a very good year!!

Jay Pease, Audit Partner (and Firm Historian)