22-year-old Dan Garrett goes to Egypt to assist in a dig where he finds & bonds with the Blue Beetle Scarab. When he returns, he becomes Blue Beetle.
23-year-old Libby Lawrence is magically empowered by the Libery Bell and first begins adventuring as Libery Belle.
15-year-old Sylvester Pemberton's parents give him his independence. He spends a small fortune devising a cosmic converter belt loosely based on the technology of the original Starman & becomes the Star-Spangled Kid.
30-year-old Ted Knight builds his own Cosmic Rod & becomes the second Starman.
16-year-old Slade Wilson lies about his age to join the Army.
15-year-old Lanford Terill is exposed to alien radiation. his body becomes capable of manipulating light. He becomes the Ray.
22-year-old Jim Harper becomes a police patrolman.
20-year-old Ferrin Colos becomes a Citadel agent.
8-year-old Scandal Savage is given the lamentation blades by her father.
John Stewart is born.
Jean Loring is born.
Edward Nygma is born to an abusive father.
John Corben is born.
Arani Desai is born to an affluent Indian family and is ignored by her father.
Strata is born on Dryad.
Bones is born as the result of a failed mutogenic test by S.H.A.D.E. He is kidnapped by Doctor Love, the scientist in charge of the test, and raised as his experiment.