Anyone born in 1936 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 1936
|Rank||Male name||Female name|
|1||Robert (5.5%)||Mary (5.05%)|
|2||James (5.14%)||Shirley (3.26%)|
|3||John (4.48%)||Barbara (2.94%)|
|4||William (3.7%)||Betty (2.4%)|
|5||Richard (3.15%)||Patricia (2.22%)|
Famous Silent Generation people born in 1936
- POPE FRANCIS, Religious Leader.
Born on the 17th of December, 1936 (Sagittarius) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- WILT CHAMBERLAIN, Basketball Player.
Born on the 21st of August, 1936 (Leo) in Philadelphia, PA. Died on the 12th of October, 1999, at the age of 63.
- JOHN MCCAIN, Politician.
Born on the 29th of August, 1936 (Virgo) in Panama. Died on the 25th of August, 2018, at the age of 81.
- BUDDY HOLLY, Rock Singer.
Born on the 7th of September, 1936 (Virgo) in Lubbock, TX. Died on the 3rd of February, 1959, at the age of 22.
- BURT REYNOLDS, Movie Actor.
Born on the 11th of February, 1936 (Aquarius) in Lansing, MI. Died on the 6th of September, 2018, at the age of 82.
- JIM HENSON, Puppeteer.
Born on the 24th of September, 1936 (Libra) in Greenville, MS. Died on the 16th of May, 1990, at the age of 53.
- BARACK OBAMA SR., Family Member.
Born on the 18th of June, 1936 (Gemini) in Kenya. Died on the 24th of November, 1982, at the age of 46.