The year also saw the famous Kitchen Debate between Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and U.
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London suffered through the Great Smog of 1952, with deaths from breathing issues numbering in the thousands.
Downsides: * Court-ship was often long and arduous.
While one night stands have always been around, back in those days a man might have to spend a year courting a lady to make her 'his.' * Family was often very conservative and particular.
Many old-timers would say things were as good as they got in the 'good old days.' I think there were upsides and downsides: Upsides to 1950s: * People were less busy, and there was more chance for spontaneous socialization, and meeting of prospective partners.
* Your parents - rather annoyingly, most of the time - sometimes 'helped' you find Mr or Mrs Right.
In 1951, color TV was introduced, bringing life-like shows into American homes.
Truman signed the peace treaty with Japan, officially ending World War II, and Winston Churchill took the reins in Great Britain as prime minister for the second time.
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