1924 generation

What Generation Is 1924?

All people born in 1924 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 1924
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.2%)Mary (5.68%)
2John (5.05%)Dorothy (3.09%)
3William (4.58%)Helen (2.41%)
4James (4.53%)Betty (2.36%)
5Charles (2.61%)Margaret (2.05%)

Famous Greatest Generation People Born In 1924

  1. GEORGE H.W. BUSH, US President
    Born on the 12th of June, 1924 (Gemini) in Milton, MA. Died on the 30th of November, 2018, at the age of 94.
  2. JIMMY CARTER, US President
    Born on the 1st of October, 1924 (Libra) in Plains, GA.
  3. MARLON BRANDO, Movie Actor
    Born on the 3rd of April, 1924 (Aries) in Omaha, NE. Died on the 1st of July, 2004, at the age of 80.
  4. GENE DEITCH, Cartoonist
    Born on the 8th of August, 1924 (Leo) in Chicago, IL. Died on the 16th of April, 2020, at the age of 95.
  5. DON KNOTTS, TV Actor
    Born on the 21st of July, 1924 (Cancer) in Morgantown, WV. Died on the 24th of February, 2006, at the age of 81.
  6. CICELY TYSON, Movie Actress
    Born on the 19th of December, 1924 (Sagittarius) in New York City, NY.
  7. ROBERT MUGABE, World Leader
    Born on the 21st of February, 1924 (Pisces) in Zimbabwe. Died on the 6th of September, 2019, at the age of 95.
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