1904 generation

What Generation Is 1904?

All people born in 1904 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 1904
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.85%)Mary (5.12%)
2William (4.63%)Helen (2.22%)
3James (4.23%)Anna (1.82%)
4George (3.05%)Margaret (1.81%)
5Robert (2.46%)Ruth (1.68%)

Famous Greatest Generation People Born In 1904

  1. DR. SEUSS, Children's Author
    Born on the 2nd of March, 1904 (Pisces) in Springfield, MA. Died on the 24th of September, 1991, at the age of 87.
  2. SALVADOR DALÍ, Painter
    Born on the 11th of May, 1904 (Taurus) in Figueres, Spain. Died on the 23rd of January, 1989, at the age of 84.
  3. CARY GRANT, Movie Actor
    Born on the 18th of January, 1904 (Capricorn) in England. Died on the 29th of November, 1986, at the age of 82.
  4. DR CHARLES DREW, Doctor
    Born on the 3rd of June, 1904 (Gemini) in Washington, DC. Died on the 1st of April, 1950, at the age of 45.
  5. RAY BOLGER, Movie Actor
    Born on the 10th of January, 1904 (Capricorn) in Boston, MA. Died on the 15th of January, 1987, at the age of 83.
  6. GLENN MILLER, Composer
    Born on the 1st of March, 1904 (Pisces) in Iowa. Died on the 15th of December, 1944, at the age of 40.
    Born on the 12th of July, 1904 (Cancer) in Chile. Died on the 23rd of September, 1973, at the age of 69.
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