What generation is 1919?

All people born in 1919 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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Famous Greatest Generation people born in 1919:

  • JACKIE ROBINSON, Baseball Player.
    Born on the 31st of January, 1919 (Aquarius) in Cairo, GA. Died on the 24th of October, 1972, at the age of 53.

  • NAT KING COLE, Jazz Singer.
    Born on the 17th of March, 1919 (Pisces) in Montgomery, AL. Died on the 15th of February, 1965, at the age of 45.

  • DESMOND DOSS, War Hero.
    Born on the 7th of February, 1919 (Aquarius) in Lynchburg, VA. Died on the 23rd of March, 2006, at the age of 87.

  • EVA PERÓN, Political Wife.
    Born on the 7th of May, 1919 (Taurus) in Argentina. Died on the 26th of July, 1952, at the age of 33.

  • JON PERTWEE, TV Actor.
    Born on the 7th of July, 1919 (Cancer) in London, England. Died on the 20th of May, 1996, at the age of 76.

  • SIR EDMUND HILLARY, Mountain Climber.
    Born on the 20th of July, 1919 (Cancer) in Auckland, New Zealand. Died on the 11th of January, 2008, at the age of 88.

  • PIERRE TRUDEAU, Politician.
    Born on the 18th of October, 1919 (Libra) in Montreal, Canada. Died on the 28th of September, 2000, at the age of 80.