Generation X

cohort succeeding the Baby Boomers, born from 1965 to 1980

Generation X, commonly abbreviated to Gen X, is the generation born after the Western Post–World War II baby boom and before the Millennials. Commentators typically use birth years ranging from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s.

Many sources describe Generation X as people born between the years 1965 to 1979 (or 1980 in some references).[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Examples of Gen Xers include Chris Pratt, Billy Corgan, Ben Stiller, Scott Weiland, Will Smith, Adam Sandler, Orlando Bloom, Kurt Cobain, Claire Danes, Brooke Shields, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Isla Fisher.


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  2. "Gen X Is a Mess". The New York Times. 2019-05-14. Retrieved 2019-11-17.[permanent dead link]
  3. Williams, Alex (2019-05-14). "Actually, Gen X Did Sell Out, Invent All Things Millennial, and Cause Everything Else That's Great and Awful". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  4. Siegel, Rachel. "More work, more sleep: New study offers glimpse of daily life as a millennial". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  5. Lee, Kevin Loria, Samantha. "Here's which generation you're part of based on your birth year — and why those distinctions exist". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-11-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. Gorman, Megan. "Why Gen X Is Not A Forgotten Financial Generation". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  7. Miner, Nanette. "As Baby Boomers Near Retirement, Companies Risk A Leadership Shortage". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  8. Stephey, M. J. "Gen-X: The Ignored Generation?". Time. Retrieved 2019-11-17.