1903 generation

What generation is 1903?

All people born in 1903 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 1903

RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.88%)Mary (5.13%)
2William (4.88%)Helen (2.2%)
3James (4.24%)Anna (1.83%)
4George (3.06%)Margaret (1.81%)
5Charles (2.48%)Ruth (1.62%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Greatest Generation people born in 1903

  1. KANE TANAKA, Supercentenarian.
    Born on the 2nd of January, 1903 (Capricorn) in Fukuoka, Japan.
  2. BING CROSBY, Pop Singer.
    Born on the 3rd of May, 1903 (Taurus) in Tacoma, WA. Died on the 14th of October, 1977, at the age of 74.
  3. LOU GEHRIG, Baseball Player.
    Born on the 19th of June, 1903 (Gemini) in New York City, NY. Died on the 2nd of June, 1941, at the age of 37.
  4. BOB HOPE, Comedian.
    Born on the 29th of May, 1903 (Gemini) in London, England. Died on the 27th of July, 2003, at the age of 100.
  5. CURLY HOWARD, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 22nd of October, 1903 (Libra) in New York City, NY. Died on the 18th of January, 1952, at the age of 48.
  6. GEORGE ORWELL, Novelist.
    Born on the 25th of June, 1903 (Cancer) in India. Died on the 21st of January, 1950, at the age of 46.
  7. ELLA BAKER, Civil Rights Leader.
    Born on the 13th of December, 1903 (Sagittarius) in Norfolk, VA. Died on the 13th of December, 1986, at the age of 83.
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