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The Baby Boomer's Guide to the Galaxy: 1969

newyorkgoombaNewyorkgoomba on 02/17/2008

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TheBabyBoomersGuidetotheGalaxy1969 Photo Before Generation X or Generation Y, and all the other recent demographic constructs, stood the Baby Boomers. While the 1946-1964 era marks the most commonly accepted timeline for our group, some observers argue that two distinct cultural generations exist within that period with the actual "Baby Boomers" coming from the period 1942-1953. I was born in 1947, smack dab in the middle of that first wave, adopted through Catholic Charities in New York City, raised by 1st generation Italian and Greek parents, and spending my formative years in the 'City That Never Sleeps'. This series will be a guide to my galaxy, focusing on key years within that six decade period known as my life. Welcome.

The questions will be annotated with personal recollections but will be drawn from historical events, personalities and cultural references that should be familiar to fellow boomers or students of history or, for that matter, veteran Sploofusers.

1969: I turned 22 mid-year in a year that spanned protests in Washington, D.C. and at college in upstate New York, time with beat poet Allen Ginsberg, life in a San Francisco commune, the Woodstock Festival, dealing with the draft lottery and two cross-country treks by car that brought me out West and back.

See also, "The Baby Boomer's Guide to the Galaxy: 1968"

Sources include Wikipedia and other web-based search engines.

Thanks for all the notes and words of encouragement from you boomers! This is a reading quiz, not a speedy one, for all you speedy quiz takers.
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Comments (2)
Comicjenius  (Level: 36.0)
Wed, 27th Aug '14 9:35 AM

Very tough! I was around in the 60's and I don't remember a
thing about them except the moon landing!

Diva305  (Level: 145.8)
Mon, 15th Mar '10 1:07 PM

Loved your quiz-Baby Boomer's Guide to the Galaxy
Didn't do so hot-guess I don't remember.
What an experience!!!!

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