Sports such as soccer, baseball and football were popular during the 1940s. Most professional sports were effected in various ways by World War II. Some sports lost professional players to the military, while other sport... More »

Drive theory is the idea that arousal levels can be linked to an increase or decrease in sports abilities. As arousal increases, so does the quality of performance. More »

Popular classic 1940s cars include the 1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible Club Coupe, the 1942 to 1948 Buick Roadmaster and the 1948 Hudson Commodore. Other popular models include the 1946 to 1948 Chrysler Crown Imperial, the ... More »

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Some of the most well-known and notorious gangsters of the 1940s included Al Capone, Frank Costello, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and Tony Accardo. These men did their dirty work mostly in Chicago. More »

Entertainment and pop culture of the 1940s were heavily influenced by World War II. The need for news about the war turned radio into a mass medium. An estimated 90 million Americans went to the movies every week and wat... More »

Popular classic 1940s cars include the 1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible Club Coupe, the 1942 to 1948 Buick Roadmaster and the 1948 Hudson Commodore. Other popular models include the 1946 to 1948 Chrysler Crown Imperial, the ... More »

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The most popular sports in the 1970s were baseball, basketball, soccer, football and ice hockey. Because of television, the popularity for most sports increased. More »