Fast Facts about the Silent Generation
The Silent Generation was born from 1925 to 1944, with a total of 52.5 million live births.
This was the smallest generation of the last 100 years.
They were unaffected by immigration because of the Great Depression and World War II.
The Silent Generation followed meekly in the shadow of the GI Generation.
They adopted the GI Generation’s art, music, clothing, and overall culture.
They lived modestly and saved their money.
They were civic-minded.
The Silent Generation fought thanklessly in the Korean conflict.
They experienced little competition in sports, business, and the military as they moved up the ranks quickly into the void left behind by the huge GI Generation.
The Silent Generation enjoyed very low unemployment. ...