All people born in 1906 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 1906
|Rank||Male name||Female name|
|1||John (5.74%)||Mary (5.22%)|
|2||William (4.56%)||Helen (2.29%)|
|3||James (4.1%)||Margaret (1.94%)|
|4||George (2.92%)||Anna (1.76%)|
|5||Robert (2.52%)||Ruth (1.64%)|
Famous Greatest Generation people born in 1906
- JOSEPHINE BAKER, Dancer.
Born on the 3rd of June, 1906 (Gemini) in St. Louis, MO. Died on the 12th of April, 1975, at the age of 68.
- ARISTOTLE ONASSIS, Entrepreneur.
Born on the 20th of January, 1906 (Aquarius) in Izmir, Turkey. Died on the 15th of March, 1975, at the age of 69.
- SATCHEL PAIGE, Baseball Player.
Born on the 7th of July, 1906 (Cancer) in Mobile, AL. Died on the 8th of June, 1982, at the age of 75.
- LOU COSTELLO, Comedian.
Born on the 6th of March, 1906 (Pisces) in Paterson, NJ. Died on the 3rd of March, 1959, at the age of 52.
- GRACE HOPPER, Computer Scientist.
Born on the 9th of December, 1906 (Sagittarius) in New York City, NY. Died on the 1st of January, 1992, at the age of 85.
- CHARLES JAMES, Fashion Designer.
Born on the 18th of July, 1906 (Cancer) in Illinois. Died on the 23rd of September, 1978, at the age of 72.
- DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH, Composer.
Born on the 25th of September, 1906 (Libra) in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Died on the 9th of August, 1975, at the age of 68.