BACK in 1949 Abbott and Costello were riding high on the silver screen and musical kings Rodgers and Hammerstein were writing their most famous works.
But they were not the only partnerships forged in the early post-war years.
Because that same year Harrow couple Stanley and Renee Burroughs tied the knot - marking the start of 60 years of marriage.
On Sunday the couple from Kenton were the proud recipients of a card from the Queen as they celebrated their diamond anniversary.
Four generations packed out the Harrow Hotel as their three children, four grand-children, and their two-year-old great granddaughter marked the couple's big day.
Having both served in the armed forces during the second world war, the couple first met shortly after the war in 1947, while working in the Brylcreem factory in Honeypot Lane.
They married shortly after - in 1949 at St Mary's Church, Kenton Road, and having met in Honeypot Lane the pair decided to set up home on the same street, where they have lived happily ever since.
Speaking on behalf of the whole family after the celebrations, the couple's daughter Pauline said: "Mum and dad are a real inspiration to us all. Sixty years of marriage is a remarkable achievement.
"They thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations and we are all so proud of them."