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BOOMers

If you were born between 1946 to 1964 you’re a baby boomer, and lots of us are senior citizens now too.

Our parents lived through the Great Depression and World War II and were keen on giving us a better life.

For those of us born in the late 40’s it has been an interesting period of history that we have grown up and old in. Just take a moment to think back on what happened.

The 50s – The Korean War, polio vaccine, TV, The Cold War, Truman, Eisenhower, McCarthyism, Sputnik, Fidel Castro, revolutions, coups, Alaska and Hawaii become States, Sinatra, Bennett, Cole, Elvis, Domino doo-wop, rock-and-roll, Ellington, Basie, Armstrong, Parker, Davis, Monk, Mingus, Brubeck, Simone, Holiday, Fellini, Poitier, Bergman, Kurosawa, Pollock, pop art, Dior, Chanel, Brando, Wayne, Monroe, Dean, Mays, Mantle, Williams, Cousy, Russell, Marciano, Snead, Hogan. To read more visit Wikipedia’s 50s page.

The 60s – The countercultural and social revolution decade, hippies, music, drugs, civil rights, the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement, Cuban missile crisis, Bay of Pigs, John Kennedy Assassination, Six Day War, Chairman Mao, Betty Friedan, “I Have a Dream”, Civil Rights Act and the civil-rights movement, Johnson, Nixon, – Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy assassinations, –  Che Guevera, marijuana, LSD, Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury, Woodstock, Newport Folk Festival, Dylan, Baez, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Motown, The Beach Boys, R&B. To read more visit Wikipedia’s 60s page.

The 60s brought on many diverse changes – economical, political, cultural – more than any other decade.

The 70s – in the 21st century, historians have increasingly portrayed the 1970s as a “pivot of change” in world history, focusing especially on the economic upheavals that followed the end of the postwar economic boom. In the Western world, social progressive values that began in the 1960s, such as increasing political awareness and economic liberty of women, continued to grow. The 1970s was also an era of great technological and scientific advances. To read more visit Wikipedia’s 70s page.

The 80s – The 1980s was an era of tremendous population growth around the world. USENET, Atari, home computers – IBM PCs in 1981, Mac in 1984 – World Wide Web. To read more visit Wikipedia’s 80s page.

The 90s –  multiculturalism, alternative media, HIV, Generation X, grunge, Eurodance, hip-hop, tiered pricing satellite and cable television, the internet, computer games,  Video games, Google, Bill Clinton. To read more visit Wikipedia’s 90s page.

The 2000s – September 11, War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, climate change, global warming, CGI, Anime 6.9 billion people, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, SARS, swine flu, energy crisis, the euro, GPS, mobile phones, e-mail, iPhone, wireless internet, Facebook, Twitter. To read more visit Wikipedia’s 2000s page.

The Twenty Tens – music streaming, Superhero films, online streaming, cloud computing, MeToo, WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden, China, Putin, Trump. To read more visit Wikipedia’s Twenty Ten page.

The Twenty Twenties – Covid 19, pandemic, extreme weather, fentanyl, Trump, January 6, Biden, much yet to be determined. To read more visit Wikipedia’s Twenty Twenties page.

“The things I’ve seen….” , Roy Batty, Blade Runner

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