POP Culture: 1940
ICONS: World War II, Anne Frank, Count Basie
Marvel Comics introduces superhero Captain America in March 1941.
After approximately 14 years, carving at Mount Rushmore concludes in October 1941.
Diarist Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Achterhuis" on July 6, 1942, in Amsterdam.
Walt Disney wins a 1943 Academy Award for his animated short film
Der Fuehrer's Face. Band leader Alton Glenn Miller disappears while enroute to Paris, France, December 15, 1944.
Department stores begin selling Tupperware® in 1946.
Charles Yeager becomes the first man to break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, flying the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 at an altitude of 45,000 ft.
NASCAR® holds its first modified stock car race in Daytona Beach, FL, in 1948.
George Orwell publishes
Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949.
The 1940 Census
10 Largest Urban Places
U.S. Resident Population:
Population per square mile of land area:
New York City, NY
Percent increase of population from 1930 to 1940:
Official Enumeration Date:
Number of States:
Los Angeles, CA
Cost per Capita (cents):
Total Pages in Published Reports:
Number of Enumerators:
St. Louis, MO
Census Bureau Director:
William Lane Austin 9
Number of Questions on the Short Form:
Number of Questions on the Long Form:
Other lists of largest urban places.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: September 24, 2015