The 1940s (pronounced "nineteen-forties" and commonly abbreviated as " the 40s ") was a decade that began on January 1, 1940, and ended on December 31, 1949. Most of World War II took place in the first half of the decade, which had a profound effect on most countries and people in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere.
Se denomina años 1940 o años cuarenta del siglo XX al decenio que empezó el 1 de enero de 1940 y terminó el 31 de diciembre de 1949 . La Segunda Guerra Mundial marcó como ningún otro acontecimiento la década de 1940 y el siglo en general. Al igual que en 1914, la guerra se extendió a diversos continentes, aunque este conflicto fue mucho ...
The 1940s was the decade that started on January 1, 1940, and ended on December 31, 1949. Events 1940 – Retreat at Dunkirk 1941; Attack on Pearl Harbor, which followed by U.S join the war then. 1944 – Normandy invasion 1945 (August 6 and 9) – first use of the atomic bomb in warfare. 1945 – World War II ends 1945 – Start of the Cold War
Wikimedia Commons has media related to 1940. 1940 ( MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1940th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 940th year of the 2nd millennium, the 40th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1940s decade.
- The U.S. and North America
- Latin America
This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the 1940s. In the developed world, swing, big band, jazz, latin and country music dominated and defined the decade's music. After World War II, the big band sounds of the earlier part of the decade had been gradually replaced by crooners and vocal pop.
Ragtime, a genre that first became popular in the 1890s, was popular through about the 1940s. After its best-known exponent, Scott Joplin, died in 1917, the genre faded. As the 1920s unfolded, jazz rapidly took over as the dominant form of popular music in the United States. Jimm
In the early 1940s, bebop emerged, led by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and others. It helped to shift jazz from danceable popular music towards a more complex "musician's music." Differing greatly from swing, early bebop divorced itself from dance music, estab
Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, cowboy songs, or Western music, became widely popular through the romanticization of the cowboy and idealized depictions of the west in Hollywood films. Singing cowboys, such as Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, sang cowboy songs in their films and became
Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Tino Rossi, were popular French singers.
2. Mariachi an ensemble that consists of guitarrón, vihuela, guitar, violins and trumpets. Between 1940 mariachi and rancheras originated in the western states of the country. 2. 2. This folk ensemble performs ranchera, son de mariachi, huapango de mariachi, polka, corrido, and other musical forms. It originated in the southern part of the state of...
In China, the 1940s was the golden era of Mandarin pop songs which were collectively termed 'Shidaiqu', literally 'songs of the era'. Shanghai Pathe Records, then belonging to EMI, emerged to be the leading record company in China and featured a blend of Chinese melodies and Western orchestrations as well as Big Band Jazz elements in arrangements o...
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