1905 generation

What generation is 1905?

All people born in 1905 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 1905

RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.63%)Mary (5.19%)
2William (4.53%)Helen (2.2%)
3James (4.22%)Margaret (1.84%)
4George (2.97%)Anna (1.75%)
5Charles (2.52%)Ruth (1.64%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Greatest Generation people born in 1905

  1. EVA HART, Titanic Survivor.
    Born on the 31st of January, 1905 (Aquarius) in England. Died on the 14th of February, 1996, at the age of 91.
  2. CHRISTIAN DIOR, Fashion Designer.
    Born on the 21st of January, 1905 (Aquarius) in France. Died on the 23rd of October, 1957, at the age of 52.
  3. GRETA GARBO, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 18th of September, 1905 (Virgo) in Stockholm, Sweden. Died on the 15th of April, 1990, at the age of 84.
  4. HOWARD HUGHES, Entrepreneur.
    Born on the 24th of December, 1905 (Capricorn) in Houston, TX. Died on the 5th of April, 1976, at the age of 70.
  5. HENRY FONDA, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 16th of May, 1905 (Taurus) in Grand Island, NE. Died on the 12th of August, 1982, at the age of 77.
  6. J HOWARD MARSHALL, Entrepreneur.
    Born on the 24th of January, 1905 (Aquarius) in Pennsylvania. Died on the 4th of August, 1995, at the age of 90.
  7. CLARA BOW, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 29th of July, 1905 (Leo) in Brooklyn, NY. Died on the 27th of September, 1965, at the age of 60.
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