These are Western Cultural Generations. Japan and Asia and portions of Europe will have their own generational definitions based on major cultural, political, and economic influences.
|The Lost Generation –
The Generation of 1914
|The Interbellum Generation||1901||1913||103||115|
|The Greatest Generation||1910||1924||92||106|
|The Silent Generation||1925||1945||71||91|
|Baby Boomer Generation||1946||1964||52||70|
|Generation X (Baby Bust)||1965||1979||37||51|
|Generation Y –
The Millennial –
(*if still alive today)
Note: Dates are approximate and there is some overlap because there are no standard definitions for when a generation begins and ends. See the section below about why this overlap.