1936 generation

What Generation Is 1936?

Anyone born in 1936 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 1936
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.5%)Mary (5.05%)
2James (5.14%)Shirley (3.26%)
3John (4.48%)Barbara (2.94%)
4William (3.7%)Betty (2.4%)
5Richard (3.15%)Patricia (2.22%)

Famous Silent Generation People Born In 1936

  1. POPE FRANCIS, Religious Leader
    Born on the 17th of December, 1936 (Sagittarius) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  2. WILT CHAMBERLAIN, Basketball Player
    Born on the 21st of August, 1936 (Leo) in Philadelphia, PA. Died on the 12th of October, 1999, at the age of 63.
  3. JOHN MCCAIN, Politician
    Born on the 29th of August, 1936 (Virgo) in Panama. Died on the 25th of August, 2018, at the age of 81.
  4. BUDDY HOLLY, Rock Singer
    Born on the 7th of September, 1936 (Virgo) in Lubbock, TX. Died on the 3rd of February, 1959, at the age of 22.
  5. BURT REYNOLDS, Movie Actor
    Born on the 11th of February, 1936 (Aquarius) in Lansing, MI. Died on the 6th of September, 2018, at the age of 82.
  6. JIM HENSON, Puppeteer
    Born on the 24th of September, 1936 (Libra) in Greenville, MS. Died on the 16th of May, 1990, at the age of 53.
  7. BARACK OBAMA SR., Family Member
    Born on the 18th of June, 1936 (Gemini) in Kenya. Died on the 24th of November, 1982, at the age of 46.
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