1915 generation

What generation is 1915?

All people born in 1915 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 1915

RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.4%)Mary (5.68%)
2William (4.38%)Helen (3.01%)
3James (3.83%)Dorothy (2.46%)
4Robert (3.26%)Margaret (2.25%)
5Joseph (2.62%)Ruth (2.14%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Greatest Generation people born in 1915

  1. FRANK SINATRA, Pop Singer.
    Born on the 12th of December, 1915 (Sagittarius) in Hoboken, NJ. Died on the 14th of May, 1998, at the age of 82.
  2. BILLIE HOLIDAY, Jazz Singer.
    Born on the 7th of April, 1915 (Aries) in Philadelphia, PA. Died on the 17th of July, 1959, at the age of 44.
  3. EDITH PIAF, Pop Singer.
    Born on the 19th of December, 1915 (Sagittarius) in Paris, France. Died on the 11th of October, 1963, at the age of 47.
  4. INGRID BERGMAN, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 29th of August, 1915 (Virgo) in Stockholm, Sweden. Died on the 29th of August, 1982, at the age of 67.
  5. MUDDY WATERS, Guitarist.
    Born on the 4th of April, 1915 (Aries) in Mississippi. Died on the 30th of April, 1983, at the age of 68.
  6. DAVID ROCKEFELLER, Entrepreneur.
    Born on the 12th of June, 1915 (Gemini) in New York City, NY. Died on the 20th of March, 2017, at the age of 101.
    Born on the 2nd of April, 1915 (Aries) in Germany. Died on the 24th of January, 1997, at the age of 81.
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