1928 generation

What generation is 1928?

Anyone born in 1928 is a part of the Silent Generation. This name was chosen because the generation's members became adults in the time of political repression. Many of them instead of speaking out their opinion preferred to keep silence. It is a relatively small generation because of the decreased birth rate during the Great Depression and World War II.

Consider reading our dedicated article if you want to know more about the Silent Generation.

Popular names of Silent Generation members born in 1928

RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.32%)Mary (5.59%)
2John (4.71%)Betty (3.02%)
3James (4.62%)Dorothy (2.82%)
4William (4.3%)Helen (1.92%)
5Charles (2.74%)Margaret (1.7%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Silent Generation people born in 1928

  1. SHIRLEY TEMPLE, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 23rd of April, 1928 (Taurus) in Santa Monica, CA. Died on the 10th of February, 2014, at the age of 85.
  2. MAYA ANGELOU, Poet.
    Born on the 4th of April, 1928 (Aries) in St. Louis, MO. Died on the 28th of May, 2014, at the age of 86.
  3. FRED ROGERS, TV Actor.
    Born on the 20th of March, 1928 (Pisces) in Latrobe, PA. Died on the 27th of February, 2003, at the age of 74.
  4. ADAM WEST, TV Actor.
    Born on the 19th of September, 1928 (Virgo) in Walla Walla, WA. Died on the 9th of June, 2017, at the age of 88.
  5. ANDY WARHOL, Pop Artist.
    Born on the 6th of August, 1928 (Leo) in Pittsburgh, PA. Died on the 22nd of February, 1987, at the age of 58.
  6. BRUCE FORSYTH, Game Show Host.
    Born on the 22nd of February, 1928 (Pisces) in London, England. Died on the 18th of August, 2017, at the age of 89.
  7. CHE GUEVARA, Activist.
    Born on the 14th of June, 1928 (Gemini) in Santa Fe, Argentina. Died on the 9th of October, 1967, at the age of 39.
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