By Elayne P. Feldstein
You are classified as a “Baby Boomer” if:
You were born after WWII between 1946 and 1964. You are between 48 and 66 years old. According to Baby Boomers Headquarters site:
There are about 75 million boomers in the U.S.; we currently represent about 29% of the U.S. population. (In Canada, Boomers are sometimes known as “Boomies”; there are 6 million of there. In Britain, Boomers are known as “the bulge.”)
But you know you’re a Baby Boomer if:
- You know where you were when Jack Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy and Dr. King were assassinated.
- You cheered for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants.
- You rock-and-rolled with Buddy Holly, Herman’s Hermits, The Mamas and the Papas, Frankie Avalon, Carol King, Pat Boone, Dion and the “heart throb” Frank Sinatra.
- You believed it was your party and you could cry if you want to and you remember the night the music died.
- You wore bell-bottoms, tie-dyed shirts, felt Poodle skirts, bobby-socks, white bucks, or Keds.
- You wanted to be a member of the Peanut Gallery and had a crush on Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Bullet—or maybe all of them.
- You watched “Elvis the pelvis” on The Ed Sullivan Show.
- You know all the words to the theme song of “Gilligan’s Island.”
- You owned 45’s, 8-tracks and LPs, pet rocks, a Schwinn bike, a Duncan Yo-Yo, Slinky, Lincoln Logs, and a skate key.
And…how else do you know you’re a Baby Boomer? Make a comment below and let us know.