1897 generation

What generation is 1897?

Everyone born in 1897 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.

See our comprehensive article if you want to learn more about the Lost Generation.

Popular names of Lost Generation members born in 1897

RankMale nameFemale name
1John (6.19%)Mary (5.4%)
2William (5.9%)Anna (2.19%)
3James (4.19%)Helen (1.82%)
4George (3.34%)Margaret (1.67%)
5Charles (2.74%)Ruth (1.56%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Lost Generation people born in 1897

  1. ENID BLYTON, Children's Author.
    Born on the 11th of August, 1897 (Leo) in London, England. Died on the 28th of November, 1968, at the age of 71.
  2. MOE HOWARD, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 19th of June, 1897 (Gemini) in New York City, NY. Died on the 4th of May, 1975, at the age of 77.
  3. MARIAN ANDERSON, Opera Singer.
    Born on the 27th of February, 1897 (Pisces) in Philadelphia, PA. Died on the 8th of April, 1993, at the age of 96.
  4. JIROEMON KIMURA, Supercentenarian.
    Born on the 19th of April, 1897 (Aries) in Japan. Died on the 12th of June, 2013, at the age of 116.
  5. JOSEPH GOEBBELS, Politician.
    Born on the 29th of October, 1897 (Scorpio) in Germany. Died on the 1st of May, 1945, at the age of 47.
  6. HERMIONE GINGOLD, Stage Actress.
    Born on the 9th of December, 1897 (Sagittarius) in London, England. Died on the 24th of May, 1987, at the age of 89.
  7. PAAVO NURMI, Runner.
    Born on the 13th of June, 1897 (Gemini) in Finland. Died on the 2nd of December, 1973, at the age of 76.
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