1920 generation

What Generation Is 1920?

All people born in 1920 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 1920
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.17%)Mary (5.71%)
2William (4.56%)Dorothy (2.95%)
3Robert (4.42%)Helen (2.82%)
4James (4.35%)Margaret (2.25%)
5Charles (2.57%)Ruth (2.1%)

Famous Greatest Generation People Born In 1920

  1. POPE JOHN PAUL II, Religious Leader
    Born on the 18th of May, 1920 (Taurus) in Poland. Died on the 2nd of April, 2005, at the age of 84.
    Born on the 30th of April, 1920 (Taurus) in Keighley, England.
  3. MICKEY ROONEY, Movie Actor
    Born on the 23rd of September, 1920 (Libra) in Brooklyn, NY. Died on the 6th of April, 2014, at the age of 93.
    Born on the 26th of February, 1920 (Pisces) in Tulsa, OK. Died on the 17th of May, 2004, at the age of 84.
  5. PEGGY LEE, Jazz Singer
    Born on the 26th of May, 1920 (Gemini) in North Dakota. Died on the 21st of January, 2002, at the age of 81.
    Born on the 25th of March, 1920 (Aries) in London, England. Died on the 28th of March, 1987, at the age of 67.
  7. RAY BRADBURY, Novelist
    Born on the 22nd of August, 1920 (Leo) in Waukegan, IL. Died on the 5th of June, 2012, at the age of 91.
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