1921 generation

What Generation Is 1921?

All people born in 1921 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 1921
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1John (5.12%)Mary (5.78%)
2Robert (4.64%)Dorothy (3.05%)
3William (4.56%)Helen (2.72%)
4James (4.37%)Margaret (2.22%)
5Charles (2.57%)Ruth (2.01%)

Famous Greatest Generation People Born In 1921

  1. PRINCE PHILIP, Prince
    Born on the 10th of June, 1921 (Gemini) in Greece.
  2. JOHN GLENN, Astronaut
    Born on the 18th of July, 1921 (Cancer) in Ohio. Died on the 8th of December, 2016, at the age of 95.
  3. NANCY REAGAN, Political Wife
    Born on the 6th of July, 1921 (Cancer) in New York City, NY. Died on the 6th of March, 2016, at the age of 94.
  4. LANA TURNER, Movie Actress
    Born on the 8th of February, 1921 (Aquarius) in Wallace, ID. Died on the 29th of June, 1995, at the age of 74.
  5. CAROL CHANNING, Stage Actress
    Born on the 31st of January, 1921 (Aquarius) in Seattle, WA. Died on the 15th of January, 2019, at the age of 97.
  6. ALEXIS SMITH, Movie Actress
    Born on the 8th of June, 1921 (Gemini) in Penticton, Canada. Died on the 9th of June, 1993, at the age of 72.
  7. ABE VIGODA, Movie Actor
    Born on the 24th of February, 1921 (Pisces) in Brooklyn, NY. Died on the 26th of January, 2016, at the age of 94.
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