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What Generation X Span do you agree or identify?

  • 1961 - 1981

    Votes: 2 9.5%
  • 1965 - 1980

    Votes: 2 9.5%
  • 1965 - 1976

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1965 - 1979

    Votes: 1 4.8%
  • 1961 - 1980

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1961 - 1977

    Votes: 1 4.8%
  • 1960 - 1966

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1967 - 1979

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1963 - 1982

    Votes: 6 28.6%
  • 1960 - 1976

    Votes: 1 4.8%
  • 1960 to 1965 (start) - 1976 to 1984 (end)

    Votes: 2 9.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 6 28.6%
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What Generation Span do you agree or identify with for Generation X?

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Views should be respected in the comment area. Just like Demographers, Authors and Sites have different views of Start and End for a Generation it is okay for each person to have different views & acknowledgements of Generation span for Generation X.
 

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If the coming of age years are 16-20, then Gen X should begin in 1963. They were 16 in 1979 when Disco Demolition Night occurred and when "Video Killed The Radio Star" came out, they were in their late teens for New Wave and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, were 18 in 1981 when MTV debuted, and 20 in 1983 when Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" was released as a single.
 

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If the coming of age years are 16-20, then Gen X should begin in 1963. They were 16 in 1979 when Disco Demolition Night occurred and when "Video Killed The Radio Star" came out, they were in their late teens for New Wave and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, were 18 in 1981 when MTV debuted, and 20 in 1983 when Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" was released as a single.
I think gen x should began from 1965 and end in 1981.I would vote others. because others are the most precise span and definition.
 

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Couldn't 1984-5 be the end date?

Amy Winehouse looks more like an Xer than a millennial, as she did not share millennial team orientation and fascination with technology, but sought to live dangerously and vividly which is a nomadic trait. I cannot imagine her as being in a different generation than Kurt Cobain.

Furthermore, people born in the early 80s have personal memories of the Cold War era. This is especially relevant if we want the generation definitions to be global.

Social media started enjoying mainstream popularity around 2006, when early 80s borns were already adults, but for millennials MySpace and its heirs were part of the teenage experience.

As for the beginning: the difference between boomers and Xers is remembering times before the Countercultural Awakening, which started around 1967. Thus, 1963 could be a good start date.
 

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1979 should be the cutoff. Don't know about the starting point.
 

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It should be 1960-1979. 1960 were the first to be born in a world after Hawaii became the fiftieth and final state of the US, the world population hit 3 billion, and NASA's first space mission, Project Mercury. 1979 were the last to be born before the world's first cellular network and managed to hit their 20s before 2000, and were able to finish college before 9/11.
 
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