International Timeline
1950's
Ivy Bensons Timeline
Korean war starts
1950
Butlins Summer Seasons continue into 50's, followed by Isle of Man, Torquay and Jersey CI.
Hydrogen Bomb developed; Festival of Britain
1951
Ivy divorces Caryll Clark
Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen at 25 years of age
1952
 
Heart & Lung machine first used in surgery
1953
 
Roger Bannister beats 4 minute mile
1954
May/June - Ivy toured the Middle East (The Canal Zone, North Africa and Malta) for 7 weeks. Weekly Radio Show "Good Night Ladies". TV show "Ladies Night" with Rene Houston & Dorothy Squires.
Salk anti polio vaccine
1955
 
Grace Kelly marries Prince Ranier III
1956
 
"Sputnik" satellite in orbit
1957
Ivy marries for a second time, to Brantley Callaway, a US Master Sergeant who she met on the Isle of Man. Divorced a second time in 1964.
Lego brick introduced
1958
Isle of Man Summer Seasons start;
Castro becomes Dictator of Cuba
1959