The Silent Generation is made up of people born before 1946.
The Baby Boomers are those born between 1946 and 1959. [I am right smack in this category, having arrived three years before Merdeka]
Generation X are those who were born between 1960 and 1989. [This span covers my 4 kids, all of whom were born between 1975-1985]
Generation Y comprises those born onwards of 1990. Any idea why those kids are called Generation Y? I know not, but cartoonist Beau Det helps explain it quite eloquently, I think. Here's why: