1934 generation

What generation is 1934?

Anyone born in 1934 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 1934

RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.26%)Mary (5.26%)
2James (5.11%)Betty (2.87%)
3John (4.4%)Barbara (2.7%)
4William (3.78%)Shirley (2.11%)
5Richard (3.12%)Dorothy (1.97%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Silent Generation people born in 1934

  1. MAGGIE SMITH, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 28th of December, 1934 (Capricorn) in Ilford, England.
  2. JANE GOODALL, Zoologist.
    Born on the 3rd of April, 1934 (Aries) in London, England.
  3. BILL RUSSELL, Basketball Player.
    Born on the 12th of February, 1934 (Aquarius) in West Monroe, LA.
  4. SOPHIA LOREN, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 20th of September, 1934 (Virgo) in Rome, Italy.
  5. JIM HUTTON, TV Actor.
    Born on the 31st of May, 1934 (Gemini) in Binghamton, NY. Died on the 2nd of June, 1979, at the age of 45.
  6. ROBERTO CLEMENTE, Baseball Player.
    Born on the 18th of August, 1934 (Leo) in Puerto Rico. Died on the 31st of December, 1972, at the age of 38.
  7. FRANKIE VALLI, Pop Singer.
    Born on the 3rd of May, 1934 (Taurus) in Newark, NJ.
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