Do You Know if This Person Is a Boomer, Gen Xer or Millennial?
About This Quiz
We're defined by our generations, for better or for worse. In this quiz, we'll name a famous person in history, and you'll tell us what generation from the 20th century they are a part of. Some names are going to surprise you!
Actor Jason Alexander is very much a Baby Boomer. He was born on 09/23/1959. There are a lot of Boomers that make us laugh in entertainment.
Whitney Houston was a Baby Boomer, but just on the cusp! She was born on 08/09/1963.
Baby Boomers in born on or before ______ .
Baby Boomers were born in or before the year 1964. Some argue over the starting year - it's either 1946 or 1943.
Julia Roberts, famous American actress, is definitely a Gen Xer. She was born in 1967.
Kurt Cobain is another famous Gen Xer. The vocalist was born in 1967, and sadly, he died in 1994.
Jeff Gordon, famous NASCAR driver, is a Gen Xer. He was born in 1971, and is a four-time Winston Cup Champion.
Leonardo DiCaprio is a Gen Xer famous for the movie "Titanic," among others. He was born in 1974.
Gen Xers were born in or before what year?
Gen Xers were born on or before 1980. Some lists say that they were born before 1979.
How many Gen Xers have been president?
So far, no Gen Xers have been president. That should tell you right there that Obama and Trump are Baby Boomers.
Nicki Minaj is a Millennial, born in 1982. Beyonce is another famous singing Millennial, born in 1981.
Tom Cruise is a very famous Baby Boomer. Are you surprised? He was born on 07/03/1962.
There are some pretty funny Baby Boomers, and Billy Crystal is one of them. He was born on 03/14/1948.
Ice Cube is a famous Gen Xer. The rapper/actor was born in 1969.
Ashton Kutcher is another famous Gen Xer. The "That '70s Show" star was born in 1978.
The actress Drew Barrymore was born in 1975, making her a Gen Xer. David Beckham was born this year as well.
Zac Efron is a famous Millennial actor. He was born in 1987, as was Blake Lively.
Rose McGowan is a famous Gen Xer. She was born in 1973, as was Monica Seles, the famous tennis player.
Tom Hanks, famous American actor, was born in 1956. That makes him a Baby Boomer, along with Vanessa Williams, who was born in 1963.
Are there more Baby Boomers or Millennials in the world?
The Millennials eclipsed the Baby Boomers in 2014, according to the Census Bureau. They counted approximately 83.1 Millennials and 75.4 Boomers.
Prince Charles is the royal Baby Boomer. The future King of England was born in 1948.
Former president Bill Clinton was born in 1946. That makes him a Baby Boomer, along with Donald Trump, the current president.
Celine Dion, famous pop vocalist, is a Gen Xer. She was born in 1968, along with Kylie Minogue.
Jennifer Aniston is another famous Gen Xer. She was born in 1969, along with Brett Favre.
What generation was born before 1925?
The Greatest Generation was born between 1910 and 1924. The term was coined for those who lived through the Great Depression.
Millennials were born on or before ______ .
There are different lists out there! Some claim that Millennials are born in or before 1994 or 1997, and others claim 2000. You choose!
The famous basketball player Michael Jordan is a Baby Boomer. He was born in 1963.
Here we have a another famous Baby Boomer and LGBT activist. Bruce/Caitlin Jenner was born in 1949.
Rihanna, famous pop star, is a Millennial. She was born in 1988.
Famous actress Claire Danes was born in 1979. That makes her a Gen Xer. Aaliyah was also born in that year.
What percentage of Millennials lived with their parents in 2016?
In 2016, 15% of Millennials lived with their parents. That applied to those between the ages of 25 and 35.
Famous NBA guard Kobe Bryant was born in 1978. That makes him a famous Gen Xer. He played for the LA Lakers.
Famous actress Kathy Bates is a Baby Boomer. She was born in 1948. Billy Joel is a Baby Boomer as well.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is a Baby Boomer. He was born in May of 1953.
Jon Bon Jovi
Famous singer Jon Bon Jovi is a famous Baby Boomer. He was born in 1962. Clint Black was born in that year as well.
Prince Harry is a royal Millennial, born in 1984. Kate Middleton is a Millennial as well, born in 1982.
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