Sitting here on the far side of 60, I find myself musing occasionally about all the events my generation witnessed in real time as they happened. Every generation compiles its own similar list over time, to be sure, but the ebb and flow of history that Boomers witnessed over time was certainly a helluva ride.
Here’s my personal variation of the list. I’d love to see yours.
- John Kennedy assassinated
- Muhammad Ali
- Civil rights movement
- Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinated
- First human sets foot on the moon
- Nixon resigns
- Iran hostage crisis
- Collapse of the Soviet Union
- The dawn of the digital era and the internet
- The Great Recession
- First black U.S. president
- The Chicago Cubs win the World Series
- The Donald Trump regime
It hasn’t all been fun but it’s all been amazing to watch unfold. As Dr. Winston O’Boogie once said, “You should have been there.”