The Baby Boom phenomenon gave its name to the generation that came into existence between 1946 and 1947 with a wave of births following a long period of deprivation (including two world wars and the Great Depression) that levelled off between 1964 and 1966. Baby boomers wanted and largely got everything their parents did not have: a higher education, a good career and above all, a freedom to make financial and lifestyle choices.
This past year the first baby boomers turned 65, traditionally but not necessarily the age of retirement. A boom in the older market for travel, leisure and investing is paralleled by a bulge in older workers within the workforce as many choose to stay on the job, or even change careers. As this generation enters its golden years, what will the creation of a silver ceiling in the workplace mean?
Specify your year of birth and let's find out! And learn some interesting facts about people, places and events from your year.