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Baby Boomers is the name given to the generation that was born at the end of World War II. As soldiers came home from the war, they settled down with their best gals, bought houses, and started families. Baby Boomers are those born between 1946 and 1964 (although some sources list the first Boomer year as 1943). Currently, Baby Boomers are equaled in number only by Millennials, with both generations boasting current numbers of at least 75 million.
Not to be left out, other western nations cataloged their own Baby Boom. Australia, Canada, and most of Europe and Asia recorded births in record numbers. This generation experienced benefits that previous generations didn't.
Baby Boomers were the richest, healthiest, and highest educated generation to date. More Boomers graduated high school than previous generations, and many went to college on the G.I. Bill. G.I. benefits also enabled Boomers to realize the American dream of homeownership in record numbers. And rising incomes enabled them to experience what some describe as the first economic excess as a generation.
Boomers drank percolated coffee, listened to The Beatles on a transistor radio, and collected Green Stamps to earn rewards.
How much do you remember about that time? And do you know enough to earn the title of a Baby Boomer? Take this quiz to find out!