What generation is 1889?

Everyone born in 1889 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 1889:

  • CHARLIE CHAPLIN, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 16th of April, 1889 (Aries) in England. Died on the 25th of December, 1977, at the age of 88.

  • OTTO FRANK, Entrepreneur.
    Born on the 12th of May, 1889 (Taurus) in Frankfurt, Germany. Died on the 19th of August, 1980, at the age of 91.

  • JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, World Leader.
    Born on the 14th of November, 1889 (Scorpio) in Allahabad, India. Died on the 27th of May, 1964, at the age of 74.

  • GEORGE S. KAUFMAN, Playwright.
    Born on the 16th of November, 1889 (Scorpio) in Pittsburgh, PA. Died on the 2nd of June, 1961, at the age of 71.

  • BEULAH BONDI, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 3rd of May, 1889 (Taurus) in Valparaiso, IN. Died on the 11th of January, 1981, at the age of 91.

  • FRITZ PFEFFER, Doctor.
    Born on the 30th of April, 1889 (Taurus) in Giessen, Germany. Died on the 20th of December, 1944, at the age of 55.

  • JEAN COCTEAU, Novelist.
    Born on the 5th of July, 1889 (Cancer) in France. Died on the 11th of October, 1963, at the age of 74.