1932 generation

What generation is 1932?

Anyone born in 1932 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 1932

RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.52%)Mary (5.41%)
2James (4.83%)Betty (3.11%)
3John (4.53%)Barbara (2.38%)
4William (3.92%)Dorothy (2.26%)
5Richard (2.96%)Joan (1.9%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Silent Generation people born in 1932

  1. ELIZABETH TAYLOR, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 27th of February, 1932 (Pisces) in London, England. Died on the 23rd of March, 2011, at the age of 79.
  2. DEBBIE REYNOLDS, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 1st of April, 1932 (Aries) in El Paso, TX. Died on the 28th of December, 2016, at the age of 84.
  3. TINY TIM, Folk Singer.
    Born on the 12th of April, 1932 (Aries) in New York City, NY. Died on the 30th of November, 1996, at the age of 64.
  4. LITTLE RICHARD, Rock Singer.
    Born on the 5th of December, 1932 (Sagittarius) in Macon, GA.
  5. JOHN WILLIAMS, Composer.
    Born on the 8th of February, 1932 (Aquarius) in Long Island, NY.
  6. PATSY CLINE, Country Singer.
    Born on the 8th of September, 1932 (Virgo) in Winchester, VA. Died on the 5th of March, 1963, at the age of 30.
    Born on the 20th of November, 1932 (Scorpio) in England. Died on the 2nd of June, 2012, at the age of 79.
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