Henry Louis Aaron was born on February 5, 1934 to Herbert Aaron, Sr. and Estella Aaron. He was raised in a segregated neighborhood in Mobile, Alabama. The house where he and his seven siblings grew up did not have plumbing, electricity, or glass windows. Aaron was born in the midst of the Great Depression, and his parents struggled to keep ahead of the bills. Aaron's father worked at the Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company.