DC Universe Calendar

Welcome to the DC Universe Calendar! This page began its life as the result of a long search for the ever-elusive 1976 Super DC Calendar, the one which set about to “reveal” the various birthdays/anniveraries, et cetera, of all the major DC Comics characters of that time. With the help of a kind soul at the DC Comics Message Boards (which sadly no longer exists in any form) and John Moores in mid-2000, I finally gained all of the dates from that calendar and decided to immediately share it with the world via this webpage (and since setting up the page, I’ve received scans of the entire calendar). This page hasn’t been updated (until now) since May 2001, but it will be updated from now on as new dates are discovered (please send any I don’t have).

A few dates not originally included in the calendar (for various reasons) have been added; these updates appear in the color purple. As well, all discrepancies of dates are noted; these discrepancies are highlighted in red.

Terms used (stories refers to those seen in mainstream DC Comics):

  • Earth-1: almost all stories from the late 1950s up to 1985 take place on Earth-1
  • Earth-2: almost all stories from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s take place on Earth-2, as well as a few scattered stories up to 1985
  • Pre-Crisis: stories published before and/or concurrent with 1985’s Crisis on Infinite Earths series
  • Post-Crisis: stories published after 1985’s Crisis on Infinite Earths series
  • Post-Zero Hour: stories published after 1994’s Zero Hour series

January

  • January 3: Birthday of Jim Corrigan (the golden age Spectre)
  • January 5: Birthday of Police Commissioner James W. Gordon of Gotham City
  • January 7: Birthday of Sandra Knight (golden age Phantom Lady)
  • January 8: Birthday of Queen Hippolyte of Paradise Island [1976 Super DC Calendar; placed on May 18 in Wonder Woman #131 (1962) — both Pre-Crisis]
  • January 10: Birthday of Snapper Carr, formerly with the JLA
  • January 11: Birthday of Andrew Nolan (Ferro Lad)
  • January 12: Birthday of Brin Londo (Timber Wolf)
  • January 13: Birthday of Grodd, the super-gorilla
  • January 16:
    • Birthday of Wally West (Kid Flash / Flash II of Earth-1)
    • Birthday of Lena Thorul (nee Lena Luthor) [Action Comics #297 (1963); placed on December 16 in 1976 Super DC Calendar]
  • January 17: Birthday of Kent Nelson (golden age Doctor Fate)
  • January 18: Birthday of Roy Lincoln (The Human Bomb)
  • January 21: Birthday of Pete Ross, Superboy’s pal
  • January 22: Birthday of Roscoe Dillon (The Top)
  • January 23: Birthday of Captain William Storm of The Losers
  • January 25: Birthday of Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana, world’s wickedest scientist
  • January 27: Birthday of Al Pratt (golden age Atom)
  • January 28: Birthday of Gim Allon (Colossal Boy)
  • January 29: Birthday of Arthur Curry (Aquaman)
  • January 31: Birthday of Mera, Aquaman’s wife

February

  • February 5: Birthday of Tasmia Mallor (Shadow Lass)
  • February 6: Birthday of Sue Dearborn Dibny, Elongated Man’s wife
  • February 8: Birthday of Tenzil Kem (Matter-Eater Lad)
  • February 9: Birthday of Rex Mason (Metamorpho)
  • February 10: Birthday of Greg Sanders (golden age Vigilante)
  • February 11: Birthday of Rokk Krinn (Cosmic Boy)
  • February 14: Hawkman & Hawkgirl’s (Katar & Shayera’s) wedding anniversary
  • February 18: Birthday of Eobard Thawne, Prof. Zoom (The Reverse Flash)
  • February 19: Birthday of Bruce Wayne (The Batman) [Earth-1 version; April 7 for Earth-2 Bruce Wayne]
  • February 20: Birthday of Hal Jordan (Green Lantern of Earth-1)
  • February 21: Birthday of Jo Nah (Ultra Boy)
  • February 24: Birthday of Dirk Morgna (Sun Boy)
  • February 25: Birthday of Toby Manning (Terra-Man)
  • February 26:
    • Birthday of “Gunner” MacKay of the Losers
    • Birthday of Helix (Baby Boom, Kritter, Mister Bones, Penny Dreadful, Tao Jones, Arak Wind-Walker)
  • February 27: Birthday of Lori Lemaris, mermaid of Atlantis
  • February 29: Birthday of Kal-El (Superman); Captain Marvel chose February 29 for his birthday, too!

March

  • March 5: Birthday of Pat Dugan (Stripesy), Star-Spangled Kid’s partner
  • March 6: Birthday of Garth (Aqualad / Tempest), Aquaman’s partner
  • March 8: Birthday of Zatara, the magician Zatanna’s dad
  • March 10: Clark Kent’s first meeting with Bruce Wayne
  • March 11: Birthday of Lee Travis (golden age Crimson Avenger)
  • March 12: Birthday of Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet
  • March 13: Birthday of Mick Rory (Heat Wave)
  • March 14: Birthday of Selina Kyle (The Catwoman)
  • March 19: Birthday of Barry Allen (The Flash of Earth-1) [Pre-Crisis version; May 13 for Post-Crisis Barry Allen]
  • March 20: Birthday of Dick Grayson(Robin / Nightwing II) [Post-Zero Hour version; November 11 for Pre-Crisis Dick Grayson; a week before Halloween in October for post-Crisis Dick Grayson]
  • March 21: Ralph Dibny (Elongated Man) [Post-Crisis version; May 26 for Pre-Crisis Ralph Dibny]
  • March 22: Birthday of Princess Diana of Paradise Island (Wonder Woman), molded from clay and brought to life
  • March 23: Birthday of James Jesse (Trickster)
  • March 24: Superboy’s first meeting with Lex Luthor. They were friends — then!
  • March 25: Birthday of Lydda Jath (Night Girl) of the Legion of Substitute Heroes
  • March 27: Birthday of Lar Gand (Mon-El)
  • March 28: Birthday of Langford “Happy” Terrill (the Ray of the golden age; real first name revealed in Freedom Fighters series)
  • March 30: Birthday of Katar Hol (Hawkman of Earth-1)
  • March 31: Birthday of Arthur Curry, Jr. (Aquababy), Aquaman’s son

April

  • April 1:
    • Birthday of Mr. Mxyzptlk
    • Birthday of Billy & Mary Batson (Captain Marvel & Mary Marvel) [Shazam! #4 (1973); placed on December 23 in 1976 Super DC Calendar]
    • Johnny Chambers & Libby Lawrence’s wedding anniversary (1942)
  • April 3: Birthday of Jay Garrick (golden age Flash)
  • April 4: Birthday of Darrell Dane (Doll Man)
  • April 5: Birthday of Chuck Taine (Bouncing Boy)
  • April 6: Brainiac created by computers of planet Colu.
  • April 7: Birthday of Bruce Wayne (golden age Batman) [Earth-2 version; February 19 for Earth-1 Bruce Wayne]
  • April 8: Birthday of Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s butler
  • April 9: Birthday of John Sargent (Sargon the Sorcerer)
  • April 10: Birthday of Dinah Drake Lance (golden age Black Canary)
  • April 11: “Birthday” of Linda Danvers (Supergirl). Anniversary of her arrival on Earth [1976 Super DC Calendar; placed on May 18 in Action Comics #305 (1963)]
  • April 19: Birthday of Samuel Scudder (Mirror Master)
  • April 20: Superboy’s first meeting with Mon-El
  • April 21: Birthday of Tinya Wazzo (Phantom Girl)
  • April 24: J’onn J’onzz, Martian Manhunter, stranded on Earth
  • April 26: Birthday of Donna Troy (Wonder Girl)
  • April 28: Birthday of Uncle Dudley (Uncle Marvel)
  • April 29: Pete Ross learns Clark Kent is Superboy.

May

  • May 2: Lena Thorul (Luthor’s sister) marries Jeff Colby
  • May 3: Birthday of Maxwell Jensen (The Parasite)
  • May 4: Birthday of Pieter Anton Cross (Doctor Mid-Nite II) in Trondheim, Norway (1962 Post-Zero Hour)
  • May 5: Birthday of Condo Arlik (Chemical King)
  • May 6: Adam Strange’s first trip to the planet Rann
  • May 7: Birthday of Freddy Freeman (Captain Marvel, Jr.)
  • May 8: Birthday of Jack Ryder (The Creeper)
  • May 10: Captain Marvel captures Mister Mind
  • May 11: District Attorney Harvey Kent scarred by acid (see June 12)
  • May 12: Luthor’s first attempt to kill Superboy
  • May 13: Birthday of Barry Allen (The Flash of Earth-1) [Post-Crisis version; March 19 for Pre-Crisis Barry Allen]
  • May 14: Superboy becomes Superman
  • May 16: Lana Lang given bio-ring by alien, she becomes Insect Queen
  • May 18:
    • Birthday of Dr. Charles McNider (golden age Doctor Mid-Nite)
    • Birthday of Queen Hippolyta of Paradise Island [Wonder Woman #131 (1962); placed on January 8 in 1976 Super DC Calendar — both Pre-Crisis]
    • “Birthday” of Linda Danvers (Supergirl). Anniversary of her arrival on Earth (at 12:17 PM EST) [Action Comics #305 (1963) & Supergirl #20 (1984); placed on April 11 in 1976 Super DC Calendar]
  • May 19: Birthday of George “Digger” Harkness (Captain Boomerang)
  • May 20: Birthday of Zatanna the magician
  • May 21: Birthday of Beautia Sivana, Dr. Sivana’s good daughter
  • May 25:
    • Birthday of the real Diana Prince (Mrs. Dan White)
    • Birthday of Jason Burr and Kobra in New Delhi (1953 Pre-Crisis)
  • May 26: Birthday of Ralph Dibny (Elongated Man) [Pre-Crisis version; March 21st for post-Crisis Ralph Dibny]
  • May 28: Superboy’s first meeting with Mxyzptlk

June

  • June 1: Birthday of Carter Hall (golden age Hawkman)
  • June 3: Birthday of Salu Digby (Shrinking Violet)
  • June 4: Birthday of Mark Mardon (Weather Wizard)
  • June 6: James W. Gordon graduates from law school
  • June 8: Murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne (Batman’s parents) [1976 Super DC Calendar; placed on June 26 in Batman Special #1 (1984) — both Pre-Crisis]
  • June 9: Birthday of Capt. Johnny Cloud of The Losers
  • June 11: SUPERMAN DAY. Anniversary of his debut as Superboy
  • June 12: Harvey Dent becomes Two-Face
  • June 16: Krypton blows up
  • June 18: “Birthday” of Clark Kent. Anniversary of the day he landed on Earth [Pre-Crisis version; Post-Crisis Clark Kent’s “birthday” is in November]
  • June 19: Birthday of Shayera Thal (Hawkgirl of Earth-1 / Hawkwoman)
  • June 22: Birthday of Hartley Rathaway, alias Thomas Peterson and Henry Darrow (Pied Piper)
  • June 23: Superman’s first battle with Terra-Man
  • June 24: Accident in Luthor’s lab gives his sister Lena ESP powers
  • June 25: The Kents adopt Superbaby, name him Clark.
  • June 26: Murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne (Batman’s parents) [Batman Special #1 (1984); placed on June 8 in 1976 Super DC Calendar — both Pre-Crisis]
  • June 27:
    • Aquaman marries Mera
    • Murder of John & Mary Grayson (Robin’s parents) [Post-Zero Hour version; July 15 in Pre-Crisis version; Halloween in Post-Crisis version]
  • June 28:
    • Wing How (Crimson Avenger’s partner) dies to save Earth (1948) [1976 Super DC Calendar; placed on October 26 in Infinity Inc. #3 — both Pre-Crisis]
    • JSA and allies are bathed in Ian Karkull’s chronal radiation, prolonging their lives and keep them vital for many years (1941)
  • June 29: Krypto lands on Earth
  • June 30: Perry White hires Clark Kent

July

  • July 2: Birthday of Tawky Tawny (Mr. Tawny), the talking tiger
  • July 4: Uncle Sam’s Birthday (U.S. Independence Day)
  • July 5: Birthday of Steve Lombard, WGBS sportscaster
  • July 6: Mary Batson becomes Mary Marvel
  • July 7: Birthday of the JSA’s Johnny Thunder
  • July 8: Ma and Pa Kent made younger by elixir from another dimension
  • July 9: Birthday of Ray Palmer (The Atom of Earth-1)
  • July 10: Birthday of Drake Burroughs (Wildfire)
  • July 11: Escaping from Batman, Red Hood swims through chemical wastes. They dye his skin and hair — he becomes the Joker
  • July 13: Supergirl meets Comet, the Super-Horse
  • July 15: Murder of John & Mary Grayson (Robin’s parents) [Pre-Crisis version; Halloween in Post-Crisis version; June 27 in Post-Zero Hour version]
  • July 16: First meeting of the Justice Society of America (1940) [Pre-Crisis version; November 22 for Post-Crisis version]
  • July 17: Birthday of Lana Lang, Superboy’s girlfriend
  • July 19:
    • Ted Grant, suspected of murder, becomes Wildcat to clear himself
    • Birthday of Tim Drake (Robin III/Red Robin) [Robin v3 #116]
  • July 20:
    • Birthday of Al Desmond (formerly Mister Element and Doctor Alchemy)
    • Birthdays of Jennie-Lynn Hayden (Jade) and Todd Rice (Obsidian)
  • July 21: Birthday of Staq Mavlen (Fire Lad) of Legion of Substitute Heroes
  • July 22: Justice League of America organized
  • July 23: Jim Corrigan murdered — he becomes the Spectre
  • July 25: Birthday of Lucy Lane, Lois’s sister
  • July 26: Birthday of Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot (The Penguin)
  • July 27: Luthor creates first adult Bizarro
  • July 28: Batman’s first clash with the Catwoman
  • July 29: Ray Palmer first uses his dwarf star power to become the Atom
  • July 31: Birthday of Sgt. Frank Rock of Easy Company (1917)

August

  • August 1: Birthday of The Joker (real name unknown)
  • August 2: Dr. Charles McNider blinded by killer’s grenade (see December 1)
  • August 3: Superman made world citizen by the U.N.
  • August 5: Superboy discovers Kryptonite
  • August 6: Birthday of Kid Eternity (real name unknown) [Pre-Crisis name later revealed as Christopher “Kit” Freeman, brother of Freddy Freeman]
  • August 7: Birthday of Morgan Edge, President of Galaxy Communications
  • August 9: Ma & Pa Kent die of fever plague
  • August 10: Boston Brand murdered, becomes Deadman
  • August 11: Linda Lee adopted by Fred & Edna Danvers
  • August 13: Steve Trevor’s plane crashes on Friday the 13th
  • August 14: Supergirl adopts Streaky, the Super-Cat
  • August 15: Birthday of Ral Benem (Chorophyll Kid) of the Legion of Substitute Heroes
  • August 16:
    • Birthday of Prof. Ira West, the Flash’s father-in-law
    • Birthday of Jason Todd (Robin II/Red Hood II) [Detective Comics #790]
  • August 17: Birthday of Lois Lane
  • August 18: Birthday of Wing How (Wing), Crimson Avenger’s partner (full name revealed in Crimson Avenger mini-series)
  • August 20: Birthday of Jan Arrah (Element Lad)
  • August 21: Birthday of Shiera Sanders (golden age Hawkgirl)
  • August 23:
    • Freddy Freeman becomes Captain Marvel, Jr.
    • Kid Eternity dies before his time, gets powers
  • August 25: Dick Grayson’s first appearance as Robin [Pre-Crisis version]
  • August 27: Lab accident destroys Luthor’s great discovery, makes him lose his hair. He blames Superboy, starts feud
  • August 28: Ralph Dibny marries Sue Dearborn, publicly reveals he is Elongated Man
  • August 29: Birthday of “Eel” O’Brian (Plastic Man)
  • August 30: Superman builds his Fortress of Solitude
  • August 31: J’onn J’onzz, Martian Manhunter, quits JLA and leaves Earth to join his exiled people

September

  • September 1: Birthday of Jonathan Kent, Superboy’s foster father
  • September 3: Superboy’s last day in Smallville
  • September 4: Wonder Woman comes to “Man’s World”
  • September 7: Birthday of Helena Wayne (The Huntress) [Pre-Crisis version]
  • September 8: Superman rescues bottle-city of Kandor from Brainiac
  • September 9: Blackhawk’s brother and sister killed by Nazi ace. Blackhawk vows vengeance
  • September 10: Birthday of Reep Daggle (Chameleon Boy)
  • September 11: Birthday of Roy Raymond, TV Detective
  • September 12: Birthday of Ted Grant (golden age Wildcat)
  • September 13: Birthday of Thaddeus Bodog Sivana, Jr., world’s wickedest boy
  • September 14: Wedding anniversary of Adam Strange and Alanna
  • September 15: Linda Danvers meets Lena Thorul (Luthor’s sister)
  • September 18: Birthday of Val Armorr (Karate Kid)
  • September 20: Clark Kent meets Lori Lemaris
  • September 22: Birthday of Kara Zor-El (Supergirl)
  • September 23: Birthday of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl II)
  • September 26: Birthday of Sandy Hawkins (golden age Sandman’s partner)
  • September 27: Birthday of Iris Allen, the Flash’s wife
  • September 28: Birthday of Lex Luthor
  • September 29: Red Tornado created by T.O. Morrow
  • September 30: Supergirl’s public debut

October

  • October 1: Clark Kent meets Pete Ross
  • October 2: Birthday of Alan Scott (golden age Green Lantern)
  • October 3: Supergirl frees her parents from Survival Zone
  • October 5: Birthday of Luornu Durgo (Duo Damsel)
  • October 6: Larry Lance dies. His wife, Black Canary, comes to Earth-1
  • October 7: Prof. Dalton creates first Bizarro Superboy
  • October 8: First Bizarro destroyed
  • October 12: Birthday of Albert Julian Rothstein (Nuklon / Atom-Smasher)
  • October 13: Batman & Robin’s first clash with the Joker
  • October 14: Birthday of Sterling Morris, owner of station WHIZ
  • October 17: Birthday of John Stewart (Green Lantern II of Earth-1)
  • October 19: Birthday of Magnificus Sivana, Dr. Sivana’s good son
  • October 20: Birthday of Terry Sloane (golden age Mister Terrific)
  • October 21: Jonathan & Martha Kent’s wedding anniversary
  • October 22: Birthday of Thom Kallor (Star Boy)
  • October 23: Freak accident gives Barry Allen super-speed. He becomes the Flash
  • October 26:
    • Birthday of Lola Barnett, WGBS gossip reporter
    • Wing How (Crimson Avenger’s partner) dies to save Earth (1948) [Infinity Inc. #3; placed on June 28 in 1976 Super DC Calendar — both Pre-Crisis]
  • October 28: Birthday of Blackhawk (real name unknown) [name revealed as Janos Prohaska post-Crisis]
  • October 30: Birthday of Dexter Miles, curator of the Flash Museum
  • October 31: Birthday of Daphne Pennyworth (Alfred’s niece)

November

  • November 1: Birthday of Roy Harper (Speedy / Arsenal)
  • November 3: Birthday of Wesley Dodds (golden age Sandman)
  • November 5: Birthday of Rex Tyler (golden age Hourman)
  • November 6: Birthday of Boston Brand (Deadman)
  • November 7: Birthday of Martha Clark Kent, Superboy’s foster mother
  • November 8: Billy Batson first becomes Captain Marvel
  • November 9: Justice Society of America is formed (1940) [Post-Crisis version; early July for Pre-Crisis version]
  • November 10: Birthday of Garth and Ayla Ranzz (Lightning Lad & Lightning Lass / Light Lass)
  • November 11: Birthday of Dick Grayson (Robin / Nightwing) [Pre-Crisis version; a week before Halloween in October for Post-Crisis Dick Grayson; first day of Spring or March 20 for Post-Zero Hour Dick Grayson]
  • November 14: Birthday of Hector Sanders Hall (Silver Scarab / Sandman III / Doctor Fate IV)
  • November 15: Birthday of Richard Grey, Jr. (golden age Black Condor)
  • November 16: Birthday of Jonathan Crane (The Scarecrow)
  • November 17: Atomic wastes turn Maxwell Jensen into the Parasite
  • November 19: Birthday of Lyle Norg (original Invisible Kid)
  • November 20: Greg Sanders’ father killed by bandits
  • November 21: Birthday of Kamandi, last boy on Earth
  • November 22:
    • Birthday of Abra Kadabra
    • First meeting of the Justice Society of America (1940) [Post-Crisis version; July 16 for Pre-Crisis version]
  • November 23: Birthday of Imra Ardeen (Saturn Girl)
  • November 24: Barry & Iris Allen’s wedding anniversary
  • November 26: Birthday of “Sarge” of the Losers (real name top secret)
  • November 27: Greg Sanders’ debut as the Vigilante
  • November 29: Birthday of James Bartholomew (Jimmy) Olsen
  • November 30: Birthday of Dag Wentim (Stone Boy) of the Legion of Substitute Heroes

December

  • December 1: Dr. McNider becomes Doctor Mid-Nite
  • December 3: Birthday of Adam Strange
  • December 4: Batman’s first case
  • December 5: Birthday of Mister Mind, world’s wickedest worm
  • December 7:
    • Birthday of Harvey Dent (Two-Face)
    • All-Star Squadron is formed (1941)
  • December 8: Birthday of Nura Nal (Dream Girl)
  • December 9: Birthday of Oliver Queen (original Green Arrow)
  • December 11: Birthday of Len Snart (Captain Cold)
  • December 13: Birthday of Sylvester Pemberton (golden age Star-Spangled Kid)
  • December 14: Birthday of Ulu Vakk (Color Kid) of the Legion of Substitute Heroes
  • December 16: Birthday of Lena Thorul (nee Lena Luthor) [1976 Super DC Calendar; placed on January 16 in Action Comics #297 (1963)]
  • December 18: Birthday of Ted Knight (golden age Starman)
  • December 19: Birthday of Princess Projectra
  • December 20: Abin Sur dies — passes power battery and ring on to Hal Jordan
  • December 22: Birthday of Brek Bannin (Polar Boy), leader of the Legion of Substitute Heroes
  • December 23: Birthday of Billy & Mary Batson (Captain Marvel & Mary Marvel) [1976 Super DC Calendar; placed on April 1 in Shazam! #4 (1973)]
  • December 24: Infinity Inc is formed (1984 Pre-Crisis)
  • December 27: Birthday of Sir Justin (The Shining Knight)
  • December 29: Birthday of Georgia Sivana, world’s wickedest girl
  • December 30: Birthday of Querl Dox (Brainiac 5)
  • Annette Venegas

    Why isn’t Jason Todd in here

  • thetimetrust

    Good question. Has Jason Todd’s birthday ever been revealed in the comics? Every birth date needs to be verified in a published comic book issue (or TV show, movie) that anyone can look up. Some people have speculated that he was born on August 17, but I haven’t been able to verify that this is from the comics. Any information would be appreciated!

  • Wheel

    Detective Comics 790

    The story takes place on August 16. Bruce and Cassie Cain visit Jason’s gravesite and Bruce says it was Jason’s birthday.

    While we’re at it: Tim Drake’s birthday is July 19 (Robin 116)

  • Wheel

    (Great job, by the way!)

  • Kiseki

    I’m sorry, is here the birthday of The Riddle?

  • AJPJ

    It was also stated (back when Jason was basically a carbon copy of dick with the whole circus acrobat and what notnthing) that his birthday was the first day of spring.

  • Stephen Ely

    Instead of some random writer just making up a birth date, Superman’s birth date should be listed as April 18, the actual date when Action Comics #1 debuted Superman and his origin birth. Bruce Wayne/Batman’s birth date should be listed as March 30, the actual date when Detective Comics #27 debuted Bruce Wayne/Batman. Dick Grayson’s birth date should be listed as March 5, the actual date when Detective Comics #38 debuted Dick Grayson/Robin. The Joker’s birth date should be April 25, the date when Batman #1 debuted the Joker. That’s my way of looking at it anyway, instead of just making up dates based on nothing real.

  • 5earths

    You have a point there.