There is a current debate under the Generation X discussion tab on Wikipedia in which some leading generational theorists maintain that Gen X actually ends as late as 1982. I came across a definition the other day that defined Xers as people born simply from the 1960s to the 1980s. I’m firmly planted in every definition, so it’s not a point over which I feel compelled to split hairs. I might feel differently, however, if I was born in 1960 or 1982. At any rate, based on Howe and Strauss‘s definition, the oldest Xers, those born in 1961, turn 50 this year.