In the year 1949, the last time NU won a bowl game...
By Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor -
2 years ago
Prior to Tuesday afternoon’s Gator Bowl win over Mississippi State, Northwestern hadn’t won a bowl game since beating Cal in the 1949 Rose Bowl. Sixty-four years and nine bowl defeats later, the run of futility is no more. Jump inside for a look at what was going on in the world in 1949, the last time Northwestern had won a bowl game.
PRICES Average wage per year: $2,950 Average cost of new house: $7,450 Gallon of gas: 17 cents Minimum hourly wage: 70 cents/hour Average cost of new car: $1,420
Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb
RCA perfects a system for broadcasting color television
First Polaroid Camera sold for $89.95
The Emmy Awards aired its first awards show
First Volkswagen Beetle is sold in US
The first automatic street lights are installed in New Milford, Connecticut.
Harry Truman is President