Superman Calendar

Important dates in the world of Superman

January 1: Frank Langella, Perry White in Superman Returns, born in Bayonne, New Jersey in 1938.

January 2: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man is released in 1976, the first time that DC and Marvel Comics characters team up.

January 2: Kate Bosworth, Lois Lane in Superman Returns, born in Los Angeles, California in 1983.

January 5: George Reeves, star of the Adventures of Superman television series, born in 1914.

January 9: Susannah York, Lara in Superman: The Movie, born in Chelsea, London, UK in 1939.

January 14: Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #1 goes on sale in 1958.

January 14: Susannah York, Lara in Superman: The Movie, dies of cancer in 2011, aged 72.

January 15: Phyllis Coates, Lois Lane in Superman and the Mole Men (1951) and the first year of Adventures of Superman television series, born in 1927.

January 16: John Hamilton, Perry White in the Adventures of Superman television series, born in 1886.

January 16: Superman newspaper comic strip debuts in 1939.

January 18: Kevin Costner, Jonathan Kent in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Lynwood, California in 1955.

January 18: Antje Traue, Faora-Ul in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Mittweida, Saxony, Germany in 1981.

January 21: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Pete Ross, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.

January 22: Diane Lane, Martha Kent in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in New York City, New York in 1965.

January 25: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1934.

January 29: Justin Hartley, Oliver Queen in Smallville, born in Knoxville, Illinois in 1977.

January 30: Gene Hackman, Lex Luthor in the Superman films, born in San Bernardino, California in 1930.

February 1: Stuart Whitman, Jonathan Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in San Francisco, California in 1928.

February 3: The Adventures of Superman makes its debut on television in 1953.

February 8: Artist Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1961.

February 8: Jack Larson, Jimmy Olsen in The Adventures of Superman television series, born in Los Angeles, California in 1933.

February 12: The Superman radio serial debuts in 1940.

February 12: Joanne Siegel, wife of Jerry Siegel and the original model for Lois Lane, dies in 2011, aged 93.

February 17: Long-time Superman artist Curt Swan born in 1920.

February 27: Adam Baldwin, voice of Superman in Superman: Doomsday animated movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1962.

February 27: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lori Lemaris, mermaid of Atlantis.

February 29: Traditionally recognized as Superman's birthday!

March 1: Tim Daly, voice of Superman in Superman: The Animated Series, born in New York, NY in 1956.

March 1: Zack Snyder, director of the Man of Steel movie, born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA in 1966.

March 1: Jensen Ackles, Jason Teague in Smallville TV series, born in Dallas, Texas in 1978.

March 9: Artist Rick Burchett (Superman Adventures) born in 1952.

March 12: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet.

March 14: Kirk Alyn, star of two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, dies in 1999 of natural causes, aged 88.

March 25: Krypto The Superdog premieres in the U.S. on Cartoon Network in 2005.

March 26: Artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Action Comics) born in 1948.

March 31: In 1959, Action #252 introduces us to Superman's cousin, Supergirl.

March 31: Marc McClure, Jimmy Olsen in the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, born in San Mateo, California in 1957.

April 1: Annette O'Toole, Lana Lang in Superman III and Martha Kent in Smallville, born in Houston, TX in 1954.

April 1: Sam Huntington, Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, born in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1982.

April 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Imp from the 5th dimension.

April 2: Christopher Meloni, Colonel Nathan Hardy in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Washington, District of Columbia in 1961.

April 3: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924.

April 7: Russell Crowe, Jor-El in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1964.

April 8: Jack O'Halloran, Non in Superman: The Movie and Superman II, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1943.

April 8: John Schneider, Jonathan Kent in Smallville, born in Mount Kisco, NY in 1960.

April 14: John Shea, Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in 1949.

April 14: Mark Pillow, Nuclear Man in Superman IV, born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in 1959.

April 16: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, born in Louise Abras in St. Paul, Minneapolis in 1915.

April 18: Action Comics #1, Superman's debut comic book, was released on this day in 1938 (although some argue it was actually May 3).

April 22: Cassidy Freeman, Tess Mercer in the Smallville TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1982.

April 23: Kal Penn, Stanford in Superman Returns, born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1977.

April 24: Stacy Haiduk, Lana Lang in the Superboy TV series, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1968.

April 26: Tom Welling, Clark Kent in Smallville, born in New York, NY in 1977.

April 29: Sam Jones III, Pete Ross in Smallville, born in Boston, MA in 1983.

April 29: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936.

May 1: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada in 1916.

May 3: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, dies in 2011, aged 88.

May 5: Henry Cavill, Superman in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1983.

May 8: Salome Jens, Martha Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1935.

May 11: Gerard Christopher, the second actor to play the lead role in the Superboy TV series, born in New York City, New York in 1959.

May 13: Writer Marv Wolfman (The Adventures of Superman) born in 1946.

May 21: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, dies in 2009, aged 94.

May 23: Artist Win Mortimer (Action Comics, Supergirl) born in 1919.

May 27: Richard Schiff, Emil Hamilton in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Bethesda, Maryland in 1955.

June 2: Stephan Bender, young Clark Kent in Superman Returns, born in Missouri in 1989.

June 2: Ron Ely, Superman in the Superboy TV series, born in Hereford, Texas in 1938.

June 5: Artist Wayne Boring (Superman, Action Comics) born in 1905.

June 10: John Byrne presents a new Superman in 1986 with the release of Man of Steel #1.

June 11: Sherman Howard, Lex Luthor in the Superboy TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1949.

June 13: Danny Dark, the voice of Superman from 1973-1985 for Hanna-Barbara, dies in 2004, aged 65.

June 13: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, dies in 2005, aged 69.

June 14: Man of Steel is released to theatres in 2013.

June 15: Artist Ross Andru (Action Comics) born in 1925.

June 16: George Reeves, star of the Adventures of Superman television series, dies in 1959.

June 16: Long-time Superman artist Curt Swan dies in 1997.

June 16: Traditionally commemorated as the day Krypton was destroyed.

June 17: Superman III is released to theatres in 1983.

June 18: Bud Collyer, born Clayton Johnson Heermance, Jr., the voice of Superman in the 1940's radio series, born in New York City, NY in 1908.

June 18: Traditionally recognized as the day Kal-El landed on Earth.

June 19: Superman editor Julius Schwartz born in 1915.

June 21: Erica Durance, Lois Lane in the Smallville TV series, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1978.

June 27: Writer and artist Dan Jurgens (Superman) born in 1959.

June 28: Superman Returns is released to theatres in 2006.

June 28: Ayelet Zurer, Lara Lor-Van in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1969.

July 1: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, dies of lung failure aged 80 in 2004.

July 4: Eva Marie Saint, Martha Kent in Superman Returns, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1924.

July 6: Writer and Artist John Byrne (Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics) born in 1950.

July 10: Superman artist and co-creator Joe Shuster born in 1914.

July 11: Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor in Smallville, born in Oceanside, N.Y in 1972.

July 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.

July 22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1938.

July 25: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's sister.

July 26: Kevin Spacey, Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, born in South Orange, New Jersey in 1959.

July 26: Ilya Salkind, Superman movie producer, born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1947.

July 27: Jackson Beck, voice of Superman Radio Introduction, dies in 2004, aged 92.

July 29: Allison Mack, Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, born in Preez, Germany in 1982.

July 29: Writer Gail Simone (Action Comics) celebrates her birthday today.

July 30: Laurence Fishburne, Perry White in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Augusta, Georgia in 1961.

July 31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1966.

August 7: John Glover, Lionel Luthor in Smallville, born in Salisbury, Maryland in 1944.

August 7: Writer Paul Dini (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1957.

August 7: Michael Shannon, Zod in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1974.

August 7: Eric Johnson, Whitney Fordman in Smallville, born in Edmonton, AB in 1979.

August 14: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2012, aged 90.

August 15: Scott Cranford, the official town Superman of Metropolis Illinois from 2000-2007, born in 1967.

August 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lois Lane.

August 20: Amy Adams, Lois Lane in 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Aviano, Italy in 1974.

August 24: In 1993, Superman returns from the dead in Superman #82.

August 28: Writer and artist Jack Kirby (Superman's Pal: Jimmy Olsen) born in 1917.

August 30: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2006, aged 90.

September 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive father.

September 5: George Lazenby, Jor-El in the Superboy TV series, born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia in 1939.

September 6: Justin Whalin, Jimmy Olsen in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in 1974.

September 8: The Super Friends cartoon show makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1973.

September 10: Filmation's The New Adventures of Superman animated series premieres on CBS in 1966.

September 12: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1993.

September 13: Artist Mike Grell (Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes) born in 1947.

September 15: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, born in Santa Monica, California in 1922.

September 16: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, born in Dallas, Texas in 1926.

September 16: Writer Kurt Busiek (Superman & Action Comics) born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1960.

September 16: Steve Younis, owner of the Superman Homepage, born in 1971. :)

September 17: Bryan Singer, director of Superman Returns, born in New York, NY, USA in 1965.

September 17: Writer Roger Stern (Action Comics) born in 1950.

September 18: James Marsden, Richard White in Superman Returns, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1973.

September 22: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Kara Zor-El, AKA Supergirl.

September 22: Laura Vandervoort, Kara Zor-El (aka Supergirl) in the TV series Smallville, born in Toronto, Canada in 1984.

September 23: Writer Peter David (Supergirl) born in 1956.

September 24: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, dies in 2005, aged 79.

September 25: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, born in New York, NY in 1952.

September 26: Writer Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel) born in 1946.

September 28: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lex Luthor.

October 3: The Adventures of Superboy makes its debut on television in 1988.

October 6: Britt Ekland, Lara in the Superboy TV series, born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1942.

October 6: One-time Superman comics editor Mike Carlin born.

October 8: Kirk Alyn, star of two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, born in Oxford New Jersey in 1910.

October 9: Brandon Routh, star of Superman Returns, born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1979.

October 10: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, dies in 2004, aged 52.

October 15: John Hamilton, Perry White in the Adventures of Superman television series, dies in 1958, aged 71.

October 15: Artist Vince Colletta (Supergirl) born.

October 16: Smallville makes its debuts on television in 2001.

October 17: Superman writer and co-creator Jerry Siegel born in 1914.

October 17: Michael McKean, Perry White in the TV series Smallville, born in 1947.

October 17: Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the Superman films, born in 1948.

October 21: Traditionally recognized as the wedding anniversary of Jonathan and Martha Kent.

October 23: Clark Kent proposes to Lois Lane in Superman #50.

October 27: Jeff East, young Clark Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Kansas City in 1957.

November 7: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Martha Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive mother.

November 12: Bob Holiday, Superman/Clark Kent in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman born in 1932.

November 14: Writer Elliot S! Maggin (Last Son of Krypton, Miracle Monday and so much more) born in 1950.

November 16: Harry Lennix, General Swanwick in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964.

November 17: Justice League animated series makes its debut on television in 2001.

November 18: With the release of Superman #75, the nation mourns the death of a hero in 1992.

November 20: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Portland, Maine in 1921.

November 23: The theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men premieres in 1951, leading to the successful television series.

November 25: Noel Neill, Lois Lane in the Superman Serials and the 1950s The Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1920.

November 27: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, dies from brain cancer in 2008, aged 74.

November 28: Writer and artist Jerry Ordway (Superman) born in 1957.

November 29: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jimmy Olsen.

November 30: Writer and artist Keith Giffen (Legion of Super-Heroes) born in 1952.

December 1: Richard Pryor, Gus Gorman in Superman III, born in Peoria, Illinois in 1940.

December 1: Joanne Siegel, wife of Jerry Siegel and the original model for Lois Lane, born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1917.

December 8: Teri Hatcher, Lois Lane on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in 1964.

December 10: Richard Pryor, Gus Gorman in Superman III, dies of a heart attack in Encino, Los Angeles, California in 2005.

December 12: Sarah Douglas, Ursa in Superman: The Movie and Superman II, born in 1952.

December 14: Peter O'Toole, who played the role of Zaltar in 1984's Supergirl movie, dies in 2013, aged 81.

December 15: Artist Kurt Shaffenberger (Lois Lane, Superboy) born in 1920.

December 15: Helen Slater, star of Supergirl, born in 1963.

December 29: John Haymes Newton, star of the 1st season of the Superboy TV series, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1965.

December 30: Kristin Kreuk, Lana Lang on Smallville, born in Vancouver, B.C, Canada in 1982.