1923 generation

What generation is 1923?

All people born in 1923 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.

Want to find out more? Visit our dedicated page about the Greatest Generation.

Popular names of Greatest Generation members born in 1923

RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.08%)Mary (5.72%)
2Robert (4.96%)Dorothy (3.12%)
3William (4.6%)Helen (2.51%)
4James (4.46%)Margaret (2.09%)
5Charles (2.56%)Betty (2.08%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Greatest Generation people born in 1923

  1. MAE YOUNG, Wrestler.
    Born on the 12th of March, 1923 (Pisces) in Sand Springs, OK. Died on the 14th of January, 2014, at the age of 90.
  2. BUM PHILLIPS, Football Coach.
    Born on the 29th of September, 1923 (Libra) in Orange, TX. Died on the 18th of October, 2013, at the age of 90.
    Born on the 1st of September, 1923 (Virgo) in Brockton, MA. Died on the 31st of August, 1969, at the age of 45.
  4. LEE KUAN YEW, Politician.
    Born on the 16th of September, 1923 (Virgo) in Singapore. Died on the 23rd of March, 2015, at the age of 91.
  5. ESTELLE GETTY, TV Actress.
    Born on the 25th of July, 1923 (Leo) in New York City, NY. Died on the 22nd of July, 2008, at the age of 84.
  6. ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Pop Artist.
    Born on the 27th of October, 1923 (Scorpio) in New York City, NY. Died on the 29th of September, 1997, at the age of 73.
    Born on the 29th of August, 1923 (Virgo) in Cambridge, England. Died on the 24th of August, 2014, at the age of 90.
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