1927 generation

What generation is 1927?

All people born in 1927 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 1927

RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.31%)Mary (5.71%)
2John (4.82%)Dorothy (2.91%)
3James (4.62%)Betty (2.87%)
4William (4.43%)Helen (2.05%)
5Charles (2.75%)Margaret (1.78%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Greatest Generation people born in 1927

    Born on the 21st of January, 1927 (Aquarius) in Connecticut. Died on the 18th of April, 2019, at the age of 92.
  2. BARBARA PAYTON, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 16th of November, 1927 (Scorpio) in Cloquet, MN. Died on the 8th of May, 1967, at the age of 39.
  3. ROGER MOORE, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 14th of October, 1927 (Libra) in London, England. Died on the 23rd of May, 2017, at the age of 89.
  4. JUNE BROWN, Soap Opera Actress.
    Born on the 16th of February, 1927 (Aquarius) in England.
  5. WILLIAM DANIELS, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 31st of March, 1927 (Aries) in Brooklyn, NY.
  6. MARYEN MILLER, Family Member.
    Born on the 6th of August, 1927 (Leo) in Pittsburgh, PA. Died on the 8th of February, 2014, at the age of 86.
  7. THOMAS MONSON, Religious Leader.
    Born on the 21st of August, 1927 (Leo) in Salt Lake City, UT. Died on the 2nd of January, 2018, at the age of 90.
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