1925 generation

What generation is 1925?

All people born in 1925 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 1925

RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.29%)Mary (5.59%)
2John (4.97%)Dorothy (3.05%)
3William (4.63%)Betty (2.6%)
4James (4.58%)Helen (2.31%)
5Charles (2.57%)Margaret (1.94%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Greatest Generation people born in 1925

  1. DICK VAN DYKE, TV Actor.
    Born on the 13th of December, 1925 (Sagittarius) in West Plains, MO.
  2. MALCOLM X, Religious Leader.
    Born on the 19th of May, 1925 (Taurus) in Omaha, NE. Died on the 21st of February, 1965, at the age of 39.
  3. BARBARA BUSH, Political Wife.
    Born on the 8th of June, 1925 (Gemini) in New York. Died on the 17th of April, 2018, at the age of 92.
  4. MARGARET THATCHER, World Leader.
    Born on the 13th of October, 1925 (Libra) in Grantham, England. Died on the 8th of April, 2013, at the age of 87.
  5. CELIA CRUZ, World Music Singer.
    Born on the 21st of October, 1925 (Libra) in Havana, Cuba. Died on the 16th of July, 2003, at the age of 77.
  6. PAUL NEWMAN, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 26th of January, 1925 (Aquarius) in Shaker Heights, OH. Died on the 26th of September, 2008, at the age of 83.
    Born on the 16th of October, 1925 (Libra) in London, England.
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