1938 generation

What Generation Is 1938?

Anyone born in 1938 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 1938
Data Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.48%)Mary (4.93%)
2James (5.2%)Barbara (3.44%)
3John (4.45%)Patricia (2.41%)
4William (3.73%)Betty (2.23%)
5Richard (3.03%)Shirley (2.08%)

Famous Silent Generation People Born In 1938

  1. KENNY ROGERS, Country Singer
    Born on the 21st of August, 1938 (Leo) in Houston, TX. Died on the 20th of March, 2020, at the age of 81.
  2. NATALIE WOOD, Movie Actress
    Born on the 20th of July, 1938 (Cancer) in San Francisco, CA. Died on the 29th of November, 1981, at the age of 43.
  3. ROBERT GRAHAM, Sculptor
    Born on the 19th of August, 1938 (Leo) in Mexico. Died on the 27th of December, 2008, at the age of 70.
  4. PHIL KNIGHT, Entrepreneur
    Born on the 24th of February, 1938 (Pisces) in Portland, OR.
    Born on the 22nd of October, 1938 (Libra) in Stamford, CT.
  6. JUDY BLUME, Children's Author
    Born on the 12th of February, 1938 (Aquarius) in Elizabeth, NJ.
  7. TOMMY CHONG, Movie Actor
    Born on the 24th of May, 1938 (Gemini) in Edmonton, Canada.
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