1926 generation

What Generation Is 1926?

All people born in 1926 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 1926
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.34%)Mary (5.51%)
2John (4.9%)Dorothy (2.98%)
3James (4.65%)Betty (2.68%)
4William (4.53%)Helen (2.19%)
5Charles (2.58%)Margaret (1.88%)

Famous Greatest Generation People Born In 1926

  1. ELIZABETH II, Queen
    Born on the 21st of April, 1926 (Taurus) in London, England.
  2. MARILYN MONROE, Movie Actress
    Born on the 1st of June, 1926 (Gemini) in Los Angeles, CA. Died on the 4th of August, 1962, at the age of 36.
  3. JIMMY SAVILE, TV Show Host
    Born on the 31st of October, 1926 (Scorpio) in Leeds, England. Died on the 29th of October, 2011, at the age of 84.
    Born on the 8th of May, 1926 (Taurus) in Isleworth, England.
  5. HUGH HEFNER, Entrepreneur
    Born on the 9th of April, 1926 (Aries) in Chicago, IL. Died on the 27th of September, 2017, at the age of 91.
  6. FIDEL CASTRO, World Leader
    Born on the 13th of August, 1926 (Leo) in Cuba. Died on the 25th of November, 2016, at the age of 90.
    Born on the 1st of June, 1926 (Gemini) in Mount Airy, NC. Died on the 3rd of July, 2012, at the age of 86.
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