14-year-old Orm Marius kills the king and queen and takes the throne of Atlantis. 37-year-old Kalandro is placed in control of the reinstated theocracy, and names 30-year-old Thorne the chief royal scientist.
23-year-old Johnny Chambers begins using his speed powers as Johnny Quick.
25-year-old Cladina Drake, 24-year-old Dan Garrett, 32-year-old Ted Knight, 17-year-old Sylvester Pemberton, 17-year-old Lanford Terill, 31-year-old Cliff Steele, 26-year-old Eel O'Brian, 32-year-old Danette Reilly, 25-year-old Libby Lawrence & 23-year-old Johnny Chambers form the All-Star Squadron. Their facilities in the Perisphere from the 1939 world fair are built by 57-year-old Iron Munro, who declines to join the team.
25-year-old Bro'Dee's sector gives rise to Atrocitus and his Red Lantern Corp.
24-year-old Jim Harper becomes the adult golden gloves champion.
11-year-old Lex Luthor stages his father's death when he realizes the insurance payout is all he will ever get from his father.
9-year-old Christopher Chance becomes a ward of the state after he watches as his father is killed by a loan shark's assassin.
6-year-old Valentia Vostok immigrates to America.
5-year-old Richard Drakunovski escapes from his captors & begins living as a street thief.
Floyd Lawton is born, the son of a violent, abusive father.
Pamela Isley is born.
Joseph Blackfire is born in rural Tennesse to an abusive father.