1914 generation

What Generation Is 1914?

All people born in 1914 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 1914
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.55%)Mary (5.69%)
2William (4.35%)Helen (2.91%)
3James (3.84%)Dorothy (2.36%)
4Robert (3.1%)Margaret (2.23%)
5Joseph (2.76%)Ruth (1.99%)

Famous Greatest Generation People Born In 1914

  1. TENZING NORGAY, Mountain Climber
    Born on the 29th of May, 1914 (Gemini) in Nepal. Died on the 9th of May, 1986, at the age of 71.
  2. JOE DIMAGGIO, Baseball Player
    Born on the 25th of November, 1914 (Sagittarius) in Martinez, CA. Died on the 8th of March, 1999, at the age of 84.
  3. JOSH WHITE, Blues Singer
    Born on the 11th of February, 1914 (Aquarius) in Greenville, SC. Died on the 5th of September, 1969, at the age of 55.
  4. HEDY LAMARR, Movie Actress
    Born on the 9th of November, 1914 (Scorpio) in Vienna, Austria. Died on the 19th of January, 2000, at the age of 85.
  5. GYPSY ROSE LEE, Stage Actress
    Born on the 9th of February, 1914 (Aquarius) in Seattle, WA. Died on the 26th of April, 1970, at the age of 56.
  6. ALEC GUINNESS, Movie Actor
    Born on the 2nd of April, 1914 (Aries) in London, England. Died on the 5th of August, 2000, at the age of 86.
  7. VIOLA DESMOND, Civil Rights Leader
    Born on the 6th of July, 1914 (Cancer) in Canada. Died on the 7th of February, 1965, at the age of 50.
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