In the 1950s a lot of things happened. It is most widely known for being a time when men owned the world. They forced women into a kitchen-esque slavery. Men demanded their dishes be done properly and promptly and re-payed them by forcing them to give sex. All in all, it was a good time for men. Not so much for the women. Nay.
This was also the start of the First Imaginary Iraqi Terrorist Attacks using WMDs.