Baby Boomers are individuals born from 1946 to 1964. They are notably more liberal, ambitious and expressive than the individuals born in the previous generation – as evidenced in the political, cultural and social movements that happened worldwide in the 70’s and the 80’s. As this is the case, there are plenty of Baby Boomers who continue to remain relevant and popular as of today.
Below is a list of some of the most famous Celebrity Baby Boomers you are familiar with. We bet you didn’t know they were born in this generation!
The famous owner of Microsoft was born in Seattle, Washington on October 28, 1955. He co-founded the world’s largest PC software company and is currently the richest man of the world.
Steve Jobs is the visionary behind Apple. He was born in San Francisco on February 24, 1955 and grew up in Santa Clara County, which is now popularly known as Silicon Valley and considered worldwide as a hotbed for technology. Without Steve Jobs, it would be impossible to imagine what the iPad and iPhone would be like now.
The first black president of the United States is also a Baby Boomer. He was born in August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii and is now in his second year of presidency.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair was born in May 6, 1953 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the youngest Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and is the only person known to have lead the Labor Party to more than two consecutive victories.
Touted as the King of Pop, Michael Jackson was born in August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He is the eighth child of the Jackson family, and started his debut in music as a member of the “Jackson 5” along with his four elder brothers. He began his solo career in 1971 and quickly became a fixture in the industry with hit songs “Billie Jean” and “Thriller.” Due to his contributions to popular music and dance, he remains a global figure in popular culture even after his passing in June 25, 2009.
The female-equivalent of Michael Jackson is Queen of Pop Madonna. She was born in August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, and she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance. She signed with Sire Records in 1982 and released pop hits like “Papa Don’t Preach” and “Like a Virgin” one after another. To date, she has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.
Famous for his starring roles in Jumanji and Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams is a well-loved Hollywood comedian that has won more than two Emmy awards, six Golden Globe Awards and four Grammys throughout his career. He was born in July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, and he died in August 11, 2014 at the age of 63.
Ellen DeGeneres seems too hip to be a Baby Boomer, but she is! She was born in January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana and has strongly built her career with her self-titled sitcom, The Ellen Show. It has won 25 Emmy’s or its first three seasons on air, and doesn’t seem to be showing signs of going anywhere.
Considered one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, Tom Cruise is born in July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. He is widely famous for his leading roles in Risky Business and Mission Impossible, but also for his outward expression of love for his then-wife Katie Holmes in The Ellen Show and for his outspoken advocacy for the Church of Scientology.
These celebrities have in one way or another shaped the world as we know it today, but we bet you didn’t know that these individuals were born in the Baby Boomer Generation. There are many more Boomer Celebrities we can talk about, so stay tuned!