Anyone born in 1939 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.
|Rank||Male name||Female name|
|1||Robert (5.26%)||Mary (4.84%)|
|2||James (5.26%)||Barbara (3.29%)|
|3||John (4.5%)||Patricia (2.62%)|
|4||William (3.71%)||Betty (2.08%)|
|5||Richard (3.12%)||Shirley (1.8%)|
Famous Silent Generation People Born In 1939
- MARVIN GAYE, Soul Singer
Born on the 2nd of April, 1939 (Aries) in Washington, DC. Died on the 1st of April, 1984, at the age of 44.
- IAN MCKELLEN, Movie Actor
Born on the 25th of May, 1939 (Gemini) in Burnley, England.
- RALPH LAUREN, Fashion Designer
Born on the 14th of October, 1939 (Libra) in New York City, NY.
- MAURY POVICH, TV Show Host
Born on the 17th of January, 1939 (Capricorn) in Washington, DC.
- MICHAEL CIMINO, Director
Born on the 3rd of February, 1939 (Aquarius) in New York City, NY. Died on the 2nd of July, 2016, at the age of 77.
- JOHN CLEESE, Movie Actor
Born on the 27th of October, 1939 (Scorpio) in England.
- LILY TOMLIN, TV Actress
Born on the 1st of September, 1939 (Virgo) in Detroit, MI.