1924 generation

What generation is 1924?

All people born in 1924 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 1924

RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.2%)Mary (5.68%)
2John (5.05%)Dorothy (3.09%)
3William (4.58%)Helen (2.41%)
4James (4.53%)Betty (2.36%)
5Charles (2.61%)Margaret (2.05%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Greatest Generation people born in 1924

  1. GEORGE H.W. BUSH, US President.
    Born on the 12th of June, 1924 (Gemini) in Milton, MA. Died on the 30th of November, 2018, at the age of 94.
  2. JIMMY CARTER, US President.
    Born on the 1st of October, 1924 (Libra) in Plains, GA.
  3. MARLON BRANDO, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 3rd of April, 1924 (Aries) in Omaha, NE. Died on the 1st of July, 2004, at the age of 80.
  4. GENE DEITCH, Cartoonist.
    Born on the 8th of August, 1924 (Leo) in Chicago, IL. Died on the 16th of April, 2020, at the age of 95.
  5. DON KNOTTS, TV Actor.
    Born on the 21st of July, 1924 (Cancer) in Morgantown, WV. Died on the 24th of February, 2006, at the age of 81.
  6. CICELY TYSON, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 19th of December, 1924 (Sagittarius) in New York City, NY.
  7. ROBERT MUGABE, World Leader.
    Born on the 21st of February, 1924 (Pisces) in Zimbabwe. Died on the 6th of September, 2019, at the age of 95.
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