1912 generation

What Generation Is 1912?

All people born in 1912 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 1912
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.45%)Mary (5.51%)
2William (4.35%)Helen (2.75%)
3James (3.91%)Dorothy (2.16%)
4Robert (2.84%)Margaret (2.14%)
5Joseph (2.67%)Ruth (1.92%)

Famous Greatest Generation People Born In 1912

  1. JULIA CHILD, Chef
    Born on the 15th of August, 1912 (Leo) in Pasadena, CA. Died on the 13th of August, 2004, at the age of 91.
  2. EVA BRAUN, Political Wife
    Born on the 6th of February, 1912 (Aquarius) in Munich, Germany. Died on the 30th of April, 1945, at the age of 33.
  3. GENE KELLY, Movie Actor
    Born on the 23rd of August, 1912 (Virgo) in Pittsburgh, PA. Died on the 2nd of February, 1996, at the age of 83.
  4. KIM IL-SUNG, World Leader
    Born on the 15th of April, 1912 (Aries) in North Korea. Died on the 8th of July, 1994, at the age of 82.
  5. ALAN TURING, Mathematician
    Born on the 23rd of June, 1912 (Cancer) in London, England. Died on the 7th of June, 1954, at the age of 41.
  6. PERRY COMO, Pop Singer
    Born on the 18th of May, 1912 (Taurus) in Canonsburg, PA. Died on the 12th of May, 2001, at the age of 88.
  7. MARY TRUMP, Family Member
    Born on the 10th of May, 1912 (Taurus) in Scotland. Died on the 7th of August, 2000, at the age of 88.
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