The Ar­chives

1992

Newsweek - - Rewind -

Scary times for baby boomers! “Not since the Se­lec­tive Ser­vice Board sent ‘greet­ings’ to 18-year-old men dur­ing the Viet­nam War has a birth­day sa­lu­ta­tion been so dreaded by so many,” Newsweek ob­served. The “gen­er­a­tion that re­fused to grow up” was grow­ing mid­dle-aged—with some re­sis­tance. “I wear clothes my mother never would have when she was this age,” said one 49-year-old. Boomer icons who’d re­cently turned 50 in­cluded Paul Mc­cart­ney. And look at him now: He’s 76 and still spritely.

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