1916 generation

What Generation Is 1916?

All people born in 1916 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 1916
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.42%)Mary (5.66%)
2William (4.38%)Helen (3.01%)
3James (3.85%)Dorothy (2.53%)
4Robert (3.44%)Margaret (2.3%)
5Joseph (2.59%)Ruth (2.14%)

Famous Greatest Generation People Born In 1916

  1. ROALD DAHL, Children's Author
    Born on the 13th of September, 1916 (Virgo) in Cardiff, Wales. Died on the 23rd of November, 1990, at the age of 74.
  2. BEVERLY CLEARY, Children's Author
    Born on the 12th of April, 1916 (Aries) in McMinnville, OR.
    Born on the 28th of April, 1916 (Taurus) in Italy. Died on the 20th of February, 1993, at the age of 76.
  4. OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, Movie Actress
    Born on the 1st of July, 1916 (Cancer) in Tokyo, Japan.
  5. GREGORY PECK, Movie Actor
    Born on the 5th of April, 1916 (Aries) in San Diego, CA. Died on the 12th of June, 2003, at the age of 87.
  6. ADRIANA CASELOTTI, Movie Actress
    Born on the 6th of May, 1916 (Taurus) in Bridgeport, CT. Died on the 19th of January, 1997, at the age of 80.
  7. HARRY JAMES, Trumpet Player
    Born on the 15th of March, 1916 (Pisces) in Georgia. Died on the 5th of July, 1983, at the age of 67.
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