1901 generation

What Generation Is 1901?

All people born in 1901 are representatives of the Greatest Generation. Members of this generation became adults during the hard years of the Great Depression and World War II. They were the main cohort that took part in WWII. Therefore sometimes it is also called World War II Generation.

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Popular Names of Greatest Generation Members Born In 1901
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.97%)Mary (5.17%)
2William (5.18%)Helen (2.06%)
3James (4.1%)Anna (1.94%)
4George (3.12%)Margaret (1.74%)
5Charles (2.64%)Ruth (1.56%)

Famous Greatest Generation People Born In 1901

  1. WALT DISNEY, Entrepreneur
    Born on the 5th of December, 1901 (Sagittarius) in Chicago, IL. Died on the 15th of December, 1966, at the age of 65.
  2. LOUIS ARMSTRONG, Trumpet Player
    Born on the 4th of August, 1901 (Leo) in New Orleans, LA. Died on the 6th of July, 1971, at the age of 69.
    Born on the 18th of June, 1901 (Gemini) in Russia. Died on the 17th of July, 1918, at the age of 17.
  4. HIROHITO, Emperor
    Born on the 29th of April, 1901 (Taurus) in Japan. Died on the 7th of January, 1989, at the age of 87.
  5. SUKARNO, World Leader
    Born on the 6th of June, 1901 (Gemini) in Surabaya, Indonesia. Died on the 21st of June, 1970, at the age of 69.
  6. MARLENE DIETRICH, Movie Actress
    Born on the 27th of December, 1901 (Capricorn) in Schoneberg, Germany. Died on the 6th of May, 1992, at the age of 90.
  7. ED SULLIVAN, TV Show Host
    Born on the 28th of September, 1901 (Libra) in New York City, NY. Died on the 13th of October, 1974, at the age of 73.
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