1956 generation

What generation is 1956?

If 1956 is your birth year, then you are a member of the generation called Baby Boomers or simply Boomers. All representatives of this generation were born during the baby boom that happened right after the end of World War II. It was the largest generation before Millennials overcame it in 2019.

Want to know more about your generation? See our detailed article about Baby Boomers.

Popular names of Boomers born in 1956

RankMale nameFemale name
1Michael (4.23%)Mary (3%)
2James (3.96%)Debra (2.35%)
3Robert (3.91%)Linda (2.33%)
4David (3.8%)Deborah (2.32%)
5John (3.77%)Susan (2.26%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Baby Boomers born in 1956

  1. TOM HANKS, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 9th of July, 1956 (Cancer) in Concord, CA.
  2. CARRIE FISHER, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 21st of October, 1956 (Libra) in Beverly Hills, CA. Died on the 27th of December, 2016, at the age of 60.
  3. BOB SAGET, TV Actor.
    Born on the 17th of May, 1956 (Taurus) in Philadelphia, PA.
  4. THERESA MAY, Politician.
    Born on the 1st of October, 1956 (Libra) in Eastbourne, England.
  5. MEL GIBSON, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 3rd of January, 1956 (Capricorn) in Peekskill, NY.
  6. BRYAN CRANSTON, TV Actor.
    Born on the 7th of March, 1956 (Pisces) in Los Angeles, CA.
  7. ANTHONY BOURDAIN, Chef.
    Born on the 25th of June, 1956 (Cancer) in New York City, NY. Died on the 8th of June, 2018, at the age of 61.
Born in 1956? Tell your friends that you are a proud Baby Boomer!