Although I was born a long time after the 1930s, the years 1931 and 1938 are very important in my life.
In 1931, my maternal grandparents were married. Here is a Wikipedia article about that year.
In 1938, my paternal grandparents were married. Here is a Wikipedia article about that year.
My grandparents were all in their twenties when they married. The 1930s were the years of their young adulthood, just as the 1980s were for me, fifty years later.
Have you compared the years of your youth with those of your grandparents, and the influence of those much earlier times on your life today?