1908 generation

What Generation Is 1908?

All people born in 1908 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 1908
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.62%)Mary (5.26%)
2William (4.53%)Helen (2.38%)
3James (4.21%)Margaret (1.97%)
4George (2.76%)Ruth (1.74%)
5Robert (2.54%)Anna (1.65%)

Famous Greatest Generation People Born In 1908

  1. JAMES STEWART, Movie Actor
    Born on the 20th of May, 1908 (Taurus) in Indiana, PA. Died on the 2nd of July, 1997, at the age of 89.
  2. MEL BLANC, Voice Actor
    Born on the 30th of May, 1908 (Gemini) in San Francisco, CA. Died on the 10th of July, 1989, at the age of 81.
  3. THURGOOD MARSHALL, Supreme Court Justice
    Born on the 2nd of July, 1908 (Cancer) in Baltimore, MD. Died on the 24th of January, 1993, at the age of 84.
  4. BETTE DAVIS, Movie Actress
    Born on the 5th of April, 1908 (Aries) in Lowell, MA. Died on the 6th of October, 1989, at the age of 81.
  5. JOAN CRAWFORD, Movie Actress
    Born on the 23rd of March, 1908 (Aries) in San Antonio, TX. Died on the 10th of May, 1977, at the age of 69.
    Born on the 8th of January, 1908 (Capricorn) in London, England. Died on the 23rd of April, 1975, at the age of 67.
  7. DONALD BRADMAN, Cricket Player
    Born on the 27th of August, 1908 (Virgo) in Australia. Died on the 25th of February, 2001, at the age of 92.
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