22-year-old John Standing-Bear saves a girl from an attempted assault. He accidentally kills her attacker and is sent to prison.
19-year-old Nathan Adam joins the Air Force, on his way to becoming a decorated combat pilot.
10-year-old Lex Luthor's mother dies, her treatment too expensive for his father to afford.
8-year-old Ben Turner's father is killed in a gang shooting. He becomes angry and violent, and begins studying martial arts to give him purpose.
Guy Gardner is born.
Ray Palmer is born.
Rex Mason is born.
Katarina Archer is born.