What did it mean to be a ‘good housewife’ in the 1950s? By Sara Levine Updated 3 months ago on 06.22.19 Begin Slideshow Mrs. Krantz of Minneapolis beams at her apple pie baking in the oven in 1951. (Photo by Getty Images). UP NEXT June 21, 1982: John Hinckley Jr. found not guilty in Ronald Reaga... Categories: General Tags: 1950s, equal rights amendment, Featured, The Good Housewife Guide Fresh September 15, 1978: Muhammad Ali wins 3rd heavyweight championship September 14, 1814: “Star-Spangled Banner” penned September 13, 1993: Israel and Palestine peace accord Sharon Tate’s best films to watch before ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ The Moai statues of Easter Island: Mystery solved?