All people born in 1918 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 1918
|Rank||Male name||Female name|
|1||John (5.39%)||Mary (5.6%)|
|2||William (4.32%)||Helen (3.01%)|
|3||James (4.02%)||Dorothy (2.66%)|
|4||Robert (3.87%)||Margaret (2.26%)|
|5||Charles (2.57%)||Ruth (2.12%)|
Famous Greatest Generation people born in 1918
- NELSON MANDELA, World Leader.
Born on the 18th of July, 1918 (Cancer) in South Africa. Died on the 5th of December, 2013, at the age of 95.
- KATHERINE JOHNSON, Mathematician.
Born on the 26th of August, 1918 (Virgo) in West Virginia. Died on the 24th of February, 2020, at the age of 101.
- ROBERT WADLOW, .
Born on the 22nd of February, 1918 (Pisces) in Alton, IL. Died on the 15th of July, 1940, at the age of 22.
- BILLY GRAHAM, Religious Leader.
Born on the 7th of November, 1918 (Scorpio) in Charlotte, NC. Died on the 21st of February, 2018, at the age of 99.
- ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN, World Leader.
Born on the 6th of May, 1918 (Taurus) in United Arab Emirates. Died on the 2nd of November, 2004, at the age of 86.
- NIPSEY RUSSELL, TV Actor.
Born on the 15th of September, 1918 (Virgo) in Atlanta, GA. Died on the 2nd of October, 2005, at the age of 87.
- TED WILLIAMS, Baseball Player.
Born on the 30th of August, 1918 (Virgo) in San Diego, CA. Died on the 5th of July, 2002, at the age of 83.