What generation is 1887?

Everyone born in 1887 is a member of the Lost Generation. Representatives of this generation became adults during World War I. The generation is called Lost because of uncertainty and disorientation that followed WWI. In Europe it is called Generation of 1914 after the year when World War I started. Likely there are no representatives of this generation remain.

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Famous Lost Generation people born in 1887:

  • JOE JACKSON, Baseball Player.
    Born on the 16th of July, 1887 (Cancer) in South Carolina. Died on the 5th of December, 1951, at the age of 64.

  • PIO OF PIETRELCINA, Religious Leader.
    Born on the 25th of May, 1887 (Gemini) in Italy. Died on the 23rd of September, 1968, at the age of 81.

  • MARCUS GARVEY, Civil Rights Leader.
    Born on the 17th of August, 1887 (Leo) in Jamaica. Died on the 10th of June, 1940, at the age of 52.

  • BORIS KARLOFF, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 23rd of November, 1887 (Sagittarius) in England. Died on the 2nd of February, 1969, at the age of 81.

  • WILLIAM FRAWLEY, TV Actor.
    Born on the 26th of February, 1887 (Pisces) in Burlington, IA. Died on the 3rd of March, 1966, at the age of 79.

  • VIOLET JESSOP, .
    Born on the 2nd of October, 1887 (Libra) in Argentina. Died on the 5th of May, 1971, at the age of 83.

  • LS LOWRY, Painter.
    Born on the 1st of November, 1887 (Scorpio) in Manchester, England. Died on the 23rd of February, 1976, at the age of 88.