1888 generation

What Generation Is 1888?

Everyone born in 1888 is a member of the Lost Generation. Representatives of this generation became adults during World War I. The generation is called Lost because of uncertainty and disorientation that followed WWI. In Europe it is called Generation of 1914 after the year when World War I started. Likely there are no representatives of this generation remain.

See our comprehensive article if you want to learn more about the Lost Generation.

Popular Names of Lost Generation Members Born In 1888
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1John (7.12%)Mary (6.2%)
2William (6.7%)Anna (2.63%)
3James (4.28%)Elizabeth (1.7%)
4George (3.78%)Emma (1.63%)
5Charles (3.53%)Margaret (1.53%)

Famous Lost Generation People Born In 1888

  1. JIM THORPE, Football Player
    Born on the 28th of May, 1888 (Gemini) in Oklahoma. Died on the 28th of March, 1953, at the age of 64.
  2. JAMES BOYD, Novelist
    Born on the 2nd of July, 1888 (Cancer) in Pennsylvania. Died on the 25th of February, 1944, at the age of 55.
  3. CV RAMAN, Physicist
    Born on the 7th of November, 1888 (Scorpio) in India. Died on the 21st of November, 1970, at the age of 82.
  4. IRVING BERLIN, Songwriter
    Born on the 11th of May, 1888 (Taurus) in Russia. Died on the 22nd of September, 1989, at the age of 101.
  5. JOHN LOGIE BAIRD, Entrepreneur
    Born on the 14th of August, 1888 (Leo) in Scotland. Died on the 14th of June, 1946, at the age of 57.
  6. KNUTE ROCKNE, Football Coach
    Born on the 4th of March, 1888 (Pisces) in Norway. Died on the 31st of March, 1931, at the age of 43.
  7. HAVEN GILLESPIE, Composer
    Born on the 6th of February, 1888 (Aquarius) in Covington, KY. Died on the 14th of March, 1975, at the age of 87.
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