1902 generation

What generation is 1902?

All people born in 1902 are representatives of the Greatest Generation. Members of this generation became adults during the hard years of the Great Depression and World War II. They were the main cohort that took part in WWII. Therefore sometimes it is also called World War II Generation.

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Popular names of Greatest Generation members born in 1902

RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.96%)Mary (5.17%)
2William (4.98%)Helen (2.13%)
3James (4.21%)Anna (1.89%)
4George (3.18%)Margaret (1.79%)
5Charles (2.53%)Ruth (1.56%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Greatest Generation people born in 1902

  1. RAY KROC, Entrepreneur.
    Born on the 5th of October, 1902 (Libra) in Oak Park, IL. Died on the 14th of January, 1984, at the age of 81.
    Born on the 1st of February, 1902 (Aquarius) in Joplin, MO. Died on the 22nd of May, 1967, at the age of 65.
  3. MARGARET HAMILTON, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 9th of December, 1902 (Sagittarius) in Cleveland, OH. Died on the 16th of May, 1985, at the age of 82.
  4. JOHN STEINBECK, Novelist.
    Born on the 27th of February, 1902 (Pisces) in Salinas, CA. Died on the 20th of December, 1968, at the age of 66.
    Born on the 4th of February, 1902 (Aquarius) in Detroit, MI. Died on the 26th of August, 1974, at the age of 72.
  6. ANSEL ADAMS, Photographer.
    Born on the 20th of February, 1902 (Pisces) in San Francisco, CA. Died on the 22nd of April, 1984, at the age of 82.
  7. LARRY FINE, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 5th of October, 1902 (Libra) in Philadelphia, PA. Died on the 24th of January, 1975, at the age of 72.
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