Baby boomers have witnessed incredible changes over their lifetim and are also America’s largest generation, with a peak of 79 million boomers in the U.S. in 1999. No wonder they’ve had a remarkable influence over the current culture.

From important events in the ’60s and ’70s to innovations in communication, technology and media, they’ve seen it all. To begin:

Tuning into ‘I Love Lucy’

On air from 1951 to 1957, Lucille Ball won the hearts of viewers as Lucy Ricardo, a middle-class housewife always involved hilarious antics and charmingly sticky situations.

The sitcom aired from 1957 to 1960 with 13 one-hour specials, dubbed The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, and later on as The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, in reruns.