Last week marked Superman’s 75th birthday.(we should all look that good at 75 years old) April 18, 1938 was the date Action Comics No. 1, the first appearance of Superman, was published. Superman’s origin story has been told and retold – we probably all know at least the basics. Sent off in a spaceship by his father, Jor-El, from his dying home planet of Krypton – he landed in Smallville, Kansas, where he was raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent.
And a Russian satellite did crash into a street in Manitowoc, Wisconsin in 1962. (We don’t think Lex Luthor had anything to do with it.) Celebrate the anniversary of that event with us in Manitowoc this September 7. Planet Terry