1931 generation

What Generation Is 1931?

Anyone born in 1931 is a part of the Silent Generation. This name was chosen because the generation's members became adults in the time of political repression. Many of them instead of speaking out their opinion preferred to keep silence. It is a relatively small generation because of the decreased birth rate during the Great Depression and World War II.

Consider reading our dedicated article if you want to know more about the Silent Generation.

Popular Names of Silent Generation Members Born In 1931
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.66%)Mary (5.46%)
2James (4.79%)Betty (3.27%)
3John (4.53%)Dorothy (2.4%)
4William (4.05%)Barbara (1.98%)
5Richard (2.97%)Joan (1.73%)

Famous Silent Generation People Born In 1931

  1. JAMES DEAN, Movie Actor
    Born on the 8th of February, 1931 (Aquarius) in Marion, IN. Died on the 30th of September, 1955, at the age of 24.
  2. MOHAMMAD ALI, Movie Actor
    Born on the 19th of April, 1931 (Aries) in India. Died on the 19th of March, 2006, at the age of 74.
  3. JAMES EARL JONES, Movie Actor
    Born on the 17th of January, 1931 (Capricorn) in Mississippi.
  4. RITA MORENO, Stage Actress
    Born on the 11th of December, 1931 (Sagittarius) in Humacao, PR.
    Born on the 22nd of March, 1931 (Aries) in Montreal, Canada.
    Born on the 26th of March, 1931 (Aries) in Boston, MA. Died on the 27th of February, 2015, at the age of 83.
  7. SAM COOKE, Soul Singer
    Born on the 22nd of January, 1931 (Aquarius) in Clarksdale, MS. Died on the 11th of December, 1964, at the age of 33.
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