1909 generation

What Generation Is 1909?

All people born in 1909 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 1909
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.42%)Mary (5.23%)
2William (4.47%)Helen (2.51%)
3James (4.29%)Margaret (2%)
4George (2.65%)Ruth (1.77%)
5Robert (2.58%)Dorothy (1.7%)

Famous Greatest Generation People Born In 1909

  1. MIEP GIES, Activist
    Born on the 15th of February, 1909 (Aquarius) in Vienna, Austria. Died on the 11th of January, 2010, at the age of 100.
    Born on the 30th of April, 1909 (Taurus) in The Hague, Netherlands. Died on the 20th of March, 2004, at the age of 94.
  3. BURL IVES, Folk Singer
    Born on the 14th of June, 1909 (Gemini) in Illinois. Died on the 14th of April, 1995, at the age of 85.
  4. CARMEN MIRANDA, Movie Actress
    Born on the 9th of February, 1909 (Aquarius) in Portugal. Died on the 5th of August, 1955, at the age of 46.
  5. OBAFEMI AWOLOWO, Politician
    Born on the 6th of March, 1909 (Pisces) in Nigeria. Died on the 9th of May, 1987, at the age of 78.
  6. ERROL FLYNN, Movie Actor
    Born on the 20th of June, 1909 (Gemini) in Hobart, Australia. Died on the 14th of October, 1959, at the age of 50.
  7. BENNY GOODMAN, Clarinet Player
    Born on the 30th of May, 1909 (Gemini) in Chicago, IL. Died on the 13th of June, 1986, at the age of 77.
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