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Find out what happened today in Thunderbirds history.

JanuaryEdit

01. PolyGram Entertainment finalise the buyout of ITC Entertainment, becoming sole owners of Thunderbirds. (1995)

01. Part 7 of The Vanishing Ray is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

01. Episode premiere: Ready, Set... Danger (1995); Episode premiere (AU): Impact (2017)

01. As a result of the brand's buyout by rival ITV, the final episode of "Thunderbirds" airs on BBC Two after nearly 20 years of broadcast, with the final episode being Attack of the Alligators!. (2009)

02. Born: Jeff Tracy (2009)

02. Episode premiere (UK): Chain Of Command (2016)

03. Died: Doug Luke (2015)

03. Born: Charles Tingwell (1923); Jonathon Ivall (1967)

03. Episode premiere (BBC2): Desperate Intruder (1992)

03. Episode premiere (AU): Chain of Command (2016)

06. Born: Julian Spencer (1962)

06. Episode premiere: City Of Fire (1966)

07. Born: Alan Perry (1941)

07. Episode premiere (UK): Escape Proof (2017)

08. Born: Sam Denham (1960)

08. Lady Penelope's initial run of comic strip adventures conclude, as Part 8 of The Vanishing Ray is published in TV Century 21 magazine. (1966)

08. Died: Zena Relph (2015)

08. Episode premiere: Turbocharged version of Ricochet (1995); Episode premiere (AU): High Strung (2017)

09. Episode premiere (JP): EOS (2016)

09. Episode premiere (UK): Touch And Go (2016)

10. Born: Doug Luke (1929); Richard Denyer (1954)

10. Episode premiere (BBC2): End of the Road (1992)

10. Episode premiere (AU): Touch and Go (2016)

13. Born: Ralph Titterton (1955)

13. Episode premiere: The Impostors (1966)

14. Born: David Allday (1959); Adjoa Andoh (1963); Tom Rosenthal (1988)

14. Thunderbirds 2086 makes its TV debut in Malaysia (MYS), beginning with Firefall (1985)

15. Born: Derek Meddings (1931); Judith Shutt (1941/42); Richard Conway (1942)

15. International Rescue begins its long-running foray into the comic strip world, as Part 1 of Blazing Danger is published in TV Century 21 magazine. (1966)

15. Episode premiere: Turbocharged version of Attack of the Alligators! (1995); Episode premiere (AU): Weather or Not (2017)

16. Born: Harry Oakes (1921)

16. Dubbed: Ring of Fire Part 1 (2014)

16. Episode premiere (UK): Undercover (2016)

17. Born: Vas Blackwood (1962)

17. Episode premiere (BBC2): The Impostors (1992)

17. Episode premiere (AU): Undercover (2016)

19. Born: David Cronnelly (1963)

19. The remains of ITC's visual library (including Thunderbirds) are purchased by Carlton Television. (1999)

20. Died: Ian Scoones (2010)

20. Episode premiere: The Man From MI.5 (1966)

21. Episode premiere (MYS): Computer Madness (1985)

22. Part 2 of Blazing Danger is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

22. Episode premiere: The Lost Pyramid (1995); Episode premiere (AU): Fight or Flight (2017)

23. Born: Clive Drinkall (1960)

23. Part 1 of Mr Steelman is featured in the debut issue of TV Century 21 magazine, making the first appearance of Lady Penelope and Parker. (1965)

23. Episode premiere (UK): Legacy (2016)

24. Born: Adjoa Andoh (1963)

24. Episode premiere (BBC2): The Man From MI.5 (1992)

24. Episode premiere (AU): Legacy (2016)

26. Born: John Conroy (1969)

27. Episode premiere: Cry Wolf (1966)

27. Born: Rosamund Pike (1979)

28. Born: Andrew T. Smith (1987)

28. Episode premiere (MYS): One of a Kind (1985)

29. Born: Roy Kirkman (1947)

29. Part 3 of Blazing Danger is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

29. Episode premiere: Turbocharged version of Sun Probe (1995); Episode premiere (AU): Escape Proof (2017)

30. Part 2 of Mr Steelman is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

30. Dubbed: Ring of Fire Part 2 (2014)

30. Episode premiere (JP): Slingshot (2016)

31. Born: Rasmus Hardiker (1985)

FebruaryEdit

02. Born: Boyd Skinner (1954)

02. The ownership of Thunderbirds changes once more, as Carlton is bought out by Granada to form ITV plc. (2004)

03. Born: John Taylor (1921)

03. Episode premiere: Danger At Ocean Deep (1966)

04. Born: David Lane (1940)

04. Episode premiere (MYS): Snowbound (1985)

05. Part 4 of Blazing Danger is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

05. Episode premiere: Turbocharged version of Edge of Impact (1995)

06. Born: Tom Clode (1953)

06. Part 3 of Mr Steelman is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

06. Episode premiere (JP): Tunnels of Time (2016)

07. Episode premiere (BBC2): Danger At Ocean Deep (1992)

08. Born: Lucy Martin (1942)

09. Born: Paul Corbould (1961)

10. Episode premiere: Move - And You're Dead (1966)

11. Episode premiere (MYS): Space Warriors (1985)

12. Part 5 of Blazing Danger is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

12. Episode premiere: The Fog (1995)

13. Born: David Naughton (1951)

13. Part 4 of Mr Steelman is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

13. Episode premiere (JP): Skyhook (2016)

14. Born: Ken Holt (1930); Ernest Shutt (1947); Gordon Tracy (2043)

14. Died: James Buxton (2014)

16. Last known broadcast of Thunderbirds 2086 in Australia (1985)

17. Episode premiere: The Duchess Assignment (1966)

18. Episode premiere (MYS): Sunburn (1985)

19. Born: Andrew Barr (1960)

19. Part 6 of Blazing Danger is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

19. Episode premiere: Turbocharged version of Brink of Disaster (1995)

20. Born: Ian Scoones (1940)

20. Part 5 of Mr Steelman is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

21. Born: Jo McLaren (1972); Nick Ostler (1975)

21. Episode premiere (NL): Unplugged (2016)

22. Born: Steve Pollecut (1964)

23. Born: Jonathan Rigby (1963)

24. Episode premiere: Brink Of Disaster (1966)

25. Born: Emma Pill (1971)

25. Died: Bill Paxton (2017)

25. Episode premiere (MYS): Fear Factor (1985)

26. Part 7 of Blazing Danger is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

26. Born: Vaughan Herriott (1966)

26. Episode premiere (USA): In Outer Space (1982)

26. Episode premiere: Codename: Revenge (1995)

27. Part 6 of Mr Steelman is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

27. Released: Thunderbirds: Set 1 (DVD), Thunderbirds: Set 2 (DVD) (2001)

27. Dubbed: Under Pressure (2015)

27. Episode premiere (JP): Under Pressure (2016)

28. Born: John Carson (1927)

28. Episode premiere (BBC2): Move - And You're Dead (1992)

28. Episode premiere (NL): Runaway (2016)

MarchEdit

01. Died: Christine Glanville (1999)

02. Born: Jeanette Haley (1958)

03. Born: John Blundall (1937)

03. Filming begins on Thunderbirds season 2 (1966)

04. Born: Glenn Foster (1970)

04. Episode premiere (MYS): Fault Line 1985)

05. Part 1 of Mission to Africa is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

05. Episode premiere: Turbocharged version of The Impostors (1995)

05. Dubbed: Space Race (2015)

05. Episode premiere (JP): Heavy Metal (2016)

06. Part 7 of Mr Steelman is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

06. Episode premiere (BBC2): The Duchess Assignment (1992)

06. Dubbed: Unplugged (2015)

06. Episode premiere (NL): EOS (2016)

10. Born: Arthur Provis (1925)

10. Episode premiere: Attack of the Alligators! (1966)

11. Episode premiere (MYS): Shadow Axis (1985)

12. Born: Alan Tracy (2044); Born: Frank Welker (1946)

12. Part 2 of Mission to Africa is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

12. Episode premiere: Home All Alone (1995)

13. Part 8 of Mr Steelman is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

13. Episode premiere (BBC2): Brink of Disaster (1992)

13. Died: Malachi Throne (2013)

13. Dubbed: Skyhook (2015)

13. Episode premiere (NL): Slingshot (2016)

14. Born: Gordon Seed (1970); Justin T. Lee (1987)

15. Born: Ian Wingrove (1942/44); Clint Hellyer (1959)

15. Died: Sylvia Anderson (2016)

17. Episode premiere: Martian Invasion (1966)

18. Born: Sophia Myles (1980)

18. Episode premiere (MYS): Starcrusher (1985)

19. Part 3 of Mission to Africa is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

19. Born: James Buxton (1977)

20. Part 9 of Mr Steelman is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

20. Episode premiere (BBC2): Attack of the Alligators! (1992)

20. Dubbed: Runaway (2015)

20. Episode premiere (NL): Skyhook (2016)

21. Born: Bob Bell (1918); Rhys Darby (1974)

23: Born: Michael Sorich (1958); Michele Fabian Jones (1958 or 1966)

24. Episode premiere: The Cham-Cham (1966)

25. Born Sylvia Anderson (1927); Keith Shackleton (1929); Craig Gleeson (1968)

25. Episode premiere (MYS): Shockwave (1985)

26. Part 4 of Mission to Africa is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

26. Died: David Holliday (1999)

27. Part 10 of Mr Steelman is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

27. Episode premiere (BBC2): Martian Invasion (1992)

27. Dubbed: Slingshot (2014)

27. Episode premiere (NL): Tunnels of Time (2016)

31. Episode premiere: Security Hazard (1966)

31. Born: Alexander Davion (1929); Luke Parker Bowles (1978)

31. Episode premiere: Ring Of Fire (Parts 1 & 2, world premiere at BFI Families event, 2015)

AprilEdit

01. Born: David Graham Hicks (1967); Gary James (1985)

01. Episode premiere (MYS): Guardian (1985)

02. Part 5 of Mission to Africa is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

03. Born: Martin Gainsford (1964)

03. The eleventh and final installment of Mr Steelman is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

03. Episode premiere (BBC2): The Cham-Cham (1992)

03. Died: Vivian Dunn (1995)

03. Episode premiere (NL): Under Pressure (2016)

04. Episode premiere (UK): Ring of Fire (2015)

04. Born: Scott Tracy (2039)

05. Born: Paul Dingwall (1987)

06. Born: Aaron Chetwynd (1971)

07. Born: Stanley Apperley (1951)

08. Episode premiere (MYS): Thunderbolt (1985)

09. Part 6 of Mission to Africa is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

09. Born: Jonathan Houlding (1972)

09. Episode premiere (JP): Falling Skies (2016)

10. Part 1 of Behind Enemy Lines is published in TV Century 21 magazine, marking the first appearance of the Fireflash airliner (1965)

10. Born: Sarah-Jane Wylde (1966)

10. Episode premiere (BBC2): Security Hazard (1992)

10. Recorded: Heavy Metal, Tunnels of Time and Falling Skies incidental music. (2014)

10. Episode premiere (NL): Heavy Metal (2016)

11. Episode premiere (UK): Space Race (2015)

12. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): Ring of Fire (2015)

13. Born: Peter Dyneley (1921); Theo de Klerk (1954)

13. Died: John Read (2006)

14. Born: Gerry Anderson (1929)

15. Died: Peter Wragg (2012)

15. Born: David Scott (1976)

15. Episode premiere (MYS): Big Deal (1985)

15. Ring of Fire (both parts) debut on Amazon Prime. (2016)

16. Part 7 of Mission to Africa is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

17. Part 2 of Behind Enemy Lines is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

17. Episode premiere (BBC2): Atlantic Inferno (1992)

17. Dubbed: Tunnels of Time (2015)

17. Episode premiere (NL): Falling Skies (2016)

18. Episode premiere (UK): Crosscut (2015)

19. Born: Tim Curry (1946); Steven Dyett (1973)

19. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): Space Race (2015)

20. Born: Ben Westenend (1955); Carlos de Carvalho (1968)

21. Thunderbirds Are Go! season 3 becomes available for streaming on Amazon Prime (2017).

22. Episode premiere (MYS): Kudzilla (1985)

22. The rest of season 1's first broadcast chunk debut on Amazon Prime. (2016)

23. Part 1 of Talons of the Eagle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

23. Episode premiere (JP): Relic (2016)

24. Part 3 of Behind Enemy Lines is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

24. Episode premiere (BBC2): Path of Destruction (1992)

24. Episode premiere (NL): Relic (2016)

25. Episode premiere (UK): Fireflash (2015)

26. Died: Neil McCallum (1976); Died: Barry Gray (1984)

26. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): Crosscut (2015)

27. Born: Jenna Coleman (1986)

28. Born: Joan Hughes (1918)

29. Episode premiere (MYS): Nightmare (1985)

30. Part 2 of Talons of the Eagle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

30. Released: Thunderbirds: Set 5 (DVD), Thunderbirds: Set 6 (DVD) (2002)

MayEdit

01. Part 4 of Behind Enemy Lines is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

01. Filming begins on Thunderbird 6 (1967)

01. Episode premiere (BBC2): Alias Mr. Hackenbacker (1992)

01. Episode premiere (NL): Breakdown (2016)

02. Born: Ray Barrett (1927)

02. Died: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (2014)

02. Episode premiere (UK): Unplugged (2015)

03. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): Fireflash (2015)

04. Born: Julien Lugrin (1927)

06. Born: Johna Stewart (1979)

06. Episode premiere (MYS): Cloudburst (1985)

07. Born: David Elliott (1931)

07. Part 3 of Talons of the Eagle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1966)

07. Recorded: The Thunderbirds Are Go! main theme and break bumpers. (2013)

07. Episode premiere (JP): Breakdown (2016)

08. Part 5 of Behind Enemy Lines is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

08. Episode premiere (BBC2): Lord Parker's 'Oliday (1992)

08. Dubbed: Heavy Metal (2015)

08. Episode premiere (NL): Heist Society (2016)

09. Episode premiere (UK): Runaway (2015)

10. Born: David Menkin (1977)

10. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): Unplugged (2015)

12. Born: Maurice Askew (1916); Debora Weston (1958)

13. A.P. Films was awarded the Television Society's silver medal for "work of outstanding artistic merit" on Thunderbirds (1966)

13. Episode premiere (MYS): Crusader (1985)

15. Part 6 of Behind Enemy Lines is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

15. Born: Nicola Walker (1970)

15. Episode premiere (BBC2): Ricochet (1992)

15. Died: Charles Tingwell (2009); Judith Shutt (2015)

15. Episode premiere (NL): Recharge (2016)

16. Born: Reg Hill (1914); Thomas Brodie-Sangster (1990)

16. Episode premiere (UK): EOS (2015)

17. Born: Bill Paxton (1955); Ben Foster (1977)

17. Announced: Death of Arthur Provis (2016)

17. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): Runaway (2015)

18. Born: Donovan Keogh (1970); Mark Huckerby (1973)

20. Born: Neil McCallum (1929); Glenn Freemantle (1959)

20. Episode premiere (USA): To The Rescue (1981)

20. Episode premiere (MYS): Metal Head (1985)

21. Born: Frank Bellamy (1917); David Silverton (1951)

21. Joan Hughes flies under the Bigmore Lane Bridge for a sequence in Thunderbird 6 (1967)

22. Born: Ken Pontac (1957)

22. Part 7 of Behind Enemy Lines is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

22. Episode premiere (NL): Extraction (2016)

23. Episode premiere (UK): Slingshot (2015)

24. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): EOS (2015)

24. Episode premiere (UK): Tunnels Of Time (2015)

27. Episode premiere (MYS): Stardive (1985)

28. Born: Shane Rimmer (1929), David Baddiel (1964)

28. TechTV goes off air, bringing the US broadcast of "Thunderbirds" to an end (2004)

28. Episode premiere (JP): Heist Society (2016)

29. Born: Tony Lenny (1941)

29. Penelope Takes Up The Search is published in TV Century 21 magazine, where she joins forces with the casts of Fireball XL5 and Stingray. As a result, the "Supermarionation shared universe" is born (1965)

29. Episode premiere (NL): The Hexpert (2016)

30. Born: Aloysius Parker (2013)

31. Born: Carl Stirling-Stewart (1955); Susan Buck (1959); Paul Zippo (1961); Reggie Yates (1983)

31. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): Slingshot (2015)

JuneEdit

01. Born: Bob Monkhouse (1928)

03. Born: Terry Bamber (1956)

03. Episode premiere (MYS): Mindmeld (1985)

04. Born: Geoff Meldrum (1918)

04. Episode premiere (JP): Recharge (2016)

05. Part 1 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

05. Episode premiere (NL): Comet Chasers (2016)

06. Died: Bob Bell (2009)

06. Born: Jeremy Wilkin (1930)

06. Episode premiere (UK): Skyhook (2015)

07. Born: Brian T. Hickin (1939)

07. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): Tunnels of Time (2015)

08. Born: Peter Graffham (1955)

09. Born: John Nixon (1958)

10. Born: Rich Hall (1954)

10. Episode premiere (MYS): Trial (1985)

11. Born: Terence Alvares (1974)

12. Part 2 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

12. Episode premiere (NL): Designated Driver (2016)

13. Born: Ian Spurrier (1946)

13. Episode premiere (UK): Under Pressure (2015)

14. Born: Eric Huyton (1959)

14. Died: Francis Matthews (2014)

14. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): Skyhook (2015)

15. Born: Sigurjon Sighvatsson (1952); Died: Gary Miller (1968)

16. Died: Ken Scrivener (2006)

17. Episode premiere (MYS): Child's Play (1985)

18. Born: Gary Connery (1969); Paul Inglis (1972)

19. Part 3 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

19. Episode premiere (NL): Chain of Command (2016)

20. Episode premiere (UK): Heavy Metal (2015)

21. Born: Marcus Hearn (1970)

21. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): Under Pressure (2015)

22. Born: Paterson Joseph (1964)

24. Episode premiere (MYS): UFO (1985)

25. Born: Graham Kelly (1963); Pete 'Milesy' Miles (1963)

25. Episode premiere (JP): Extraction (2016)

26. Part 4 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

26. Episode premiere (NL): Touch and Go (2016)

28. Episode premiere (AU/NZ): Heavy Metal (2015)

29. Born: Brian Johnson (1939)

JulyEdit

01. Born: Rorie Sherwood (1977)

02. Born: Peter Cavaciuti (1959)

02. The end titles sequence for Thunderbirds Are Go is filmed at the Royal Marine Depot in Deal, Kent. (1966)

02. Episode premiere: FOX Kids version of Trapped in the Sky (1994)

03. Died: Ray Brown (2014)

03. Episode premiere (NL): Undercover (2016)

03. Part 5 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

05. Born: Toby Hefferman (1973)

05. Died: Frank Bellamy (1976)

06. Died: Keith Wilson (2011)

07. Born: Jack Whitehall (1988)

07. Thunderbirds "dominates" the UK Top 100 Singles chart, with Project 90 at number 99, and Thunderbirds Are Go at number 12. (1990)

09. Episode premiere: FOX Kids version of Pit of Peril (1994)

10. Part 6 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

10. Born: Tony Barwick (1934); Adam Hills (1970)

10. Episode premiere (NL): Legacy (2016)

11. Born: David Graham (1925)

12. Born: Peter Aston (1936)

16. Born: Mary Turner (1933)

16. Episode premiere: The Uninvited: Alien Attack (1994)

17. Part 7 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

18. Born: Barry Gray (1908); Jeremy Woodhead (1960)

19. Born: Anthony Edwards (1962); Rowley Irlam (1970)

21. Died: Julien Lugrin (2004)

22. Born: Stephen Mansfield (1965)

23. Born: Brian Brookner (1939)

23. Episode premiere: FOX Kids version of Attack of the Alligators! (1994)

24. Part 8 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

24. Released (UK): Thunderbirds (2004)

26. Tyrone Reed (1966)

29. Released: Thunderbird 6 (1968)

30. Episode premiere: FOX Kids version of Terror In New York City (1994)

30. Episode premiere (JP): The Hexpert (2016)

31. Part 9 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

AugustEdit

02. Born: Julia Wilson Dickson (1949)

04. Born: David Holliday (1937)

05. Episode premiere: "Tech TV" version of "Trapped in the Sky" (2002)

06. Episode premiere: FOX Kids version of Edge Of Impact (1994)

06. Episode premiere (JP): Comet Chasers (2016)

07. Born: Steve Tranfield (1950)

07. Part 10 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

09. Born: Roger Woodburn (1936)

10. Episode premiere (USA): Countdown to Disaster (1982)

11. First known airing of Thunderbirds 2086 in Australia (1984)

13. Born: Gareth Tandy (1949)

13. The FOX Kids version of Thunderbirds is cancelled, with one final episode airing. As a result, six further redubs are never broadcast. (1994)

14. Part 11 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

15. Born: Virgil Tracy (2041)

15. Episode premiere (JP): Ring of Fire: Part 1 (2015)

16. Born: Roddy Barron (1945)

16. Died: Joan Hughes (1993)

16. Episode premiere (JP): Ring of Fire: Part 2 (2015)

17. Born: Elly Brewer (1956); Nick Foster (19??); Brady Corbet (1988);

18. Born: Bryan Loftus (1942)

18. Died: Tony Barwick (1993); John Blundall (2014)

19. Born: Jonathan Frakes (1952); Elliot Pavelin (1994)

19. Died: Peter Dyneley (1977)

19. Episode premiere (USA): Compilation film version of Thunderbirds 2086 (1983)

21. Born: Geoffrey Keen (1916); Jamie Jackson-Moore (1958); Mark Campany (1967); Barry Davies (19??)

21. Part 12 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

21. Died: Tony Dunsterville (2008)

22. Episode premiere (JP): Space Race (2015)

24. Born: Gary Hoptrough (1971)

25. Born: Benjamin Barrington-Groves (1979)

26. Born: Mike Trim (1945)

27. Episode premiere (JP): Designated Driver (2016)

28. Part 13 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

30. Born: Angel Coulby (1980)

31. Born: Steve Lamonby (1946); Shaun Norcott (1972)

SeptemberEdit

02. Born: Zena Relph (1925); Francis Matthews (1927)

02. Earliest known US airdate of Thunderbirds 2086 episode Computer Madness (1982)

03. Episode premiere (JP): Chain of Command (2016)

04. Part 14 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

04. Born: Amy Holt (1985)

04. Episode premiere (JP): Turbocharged version of Trapped in the Sky (2009)

06. Born: Chris Trice (1960)

08. Born: Manuel Villar (1963); Andy Rolfe (19??)

08. Died: Ray Barrett (2009)

10. Died: Derek Meddings (1995)

10. Episode premiere (JP): Touch and Go (2016)

11. Born: Ian Carney (1962)

11. Part 15 of Steelman Strikes Back is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

13. Born: Mamas Pitsillis (1962)

14. Born: Graham Bleathman (1959)

15. Episode premiere (NL): Trapped in the Sky (World premiere, 1965)

15. Recorded: Slingshot and Crosscut incidental music (2014)

16. Born: Trevor Coop (1945)

16. Released (AU): Thunderbirds (2004 Movie) (2004)

18. Part 1 of The Isle of Arran Riddle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

19. Born: Keith Wilson (1941)

20. Born: Andrew Hennigan (1958); Derek Smith (1973)

20. Died: Dennis Spooner (1986)

20. Thunderbirds go mainstream with the first broadcast of Trapped in the Sky on BBC Two (1991)

21. Born: Phil Rae (1955)

22. Born: Tom Struthers (1966)

22. Married: Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Thamm (1960)

22. Born: Alan Shubrook (1947)

22. Episode premiere (JP): Crosscut (2015)

23. Born: Nigel Heath (1962); Leonard Woodcock (1971)

23. Episode premiere (JP): Fireflash (2015)

24. Born: Adrian Oaten (1967)

25. Born: Eddie Knight (1948); Kenneth Richards (1961)

25. Part 2 of The Isle of Arran Riddle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

27. Episode premiere (BBC2): Pit of Peril (1991)

27. Died: Gary Glasberg (2016)

28. Born: Danny Stack (1971)

30. Born: Omid Djalili (1965)

30. Episode premiere (UK): Trapped in the Sky (1965), Volcano! (2017)

OctoberEdit

01. Born: Jay Underwood (1968)

01. Episode premiere (AUS): Volcano! (2017)

02. Part 3 of The Isle of Arran Riddle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

02. Episode premiere: Atlantic Inferno (1966)

04. Episode premiere (BBC2): City of Fire (1991)

05. Born: Tony Roper (1946)

07. Episode premiere (UK): Pit of Peril (1965), Power Play (2017)

08. Episode premiere (AU): Power Play (2017)

08. Born: Toby Eedy (1973); Travis Wester (1977); John Tracy (2040)

08. Dubbed: Crosscut (2014)

09. Part 4 of The Isle of Arran Riddle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

09. Episode premiere: Path Of Destruction (1966)

10. Born: Ray Nicholas (1959)

11. Episode premiere (BBC2): Sun Probe (1991)

12. Born: Leo Eaton (1945)

14. Episode premiere: The Perils Of Penelope (1965), Bolt From the Blue (2017)

14. Born: Cliff Richard (1940)

15. Born: Tim Cooksey (1945)

15. Episode premiere (AU): Bolt From the Blue (2017)

16. Part 5 of The Isle of Arran Riddle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

16. Episode premiere: Alias Mr. Hackenbacker (1966)

16. Died: Julia Wilson Dickson (2015)

18. Born: Paddy Seale (1934)

18. Episode premiere (BBC2): The Uninvited (1991)

20. Born: Sandra Dickinson (1948)

21. Born: Dan Berlinka (1969)

21. Episode premiere: Terror In New York City (1965)

22. Episode premiere (UK): Earthbreaker, Ghost Ship (2016)

23. Part 6 of The Isle of Arran Riddle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

23. Episode premiere: Lord Parker's 'Oliday (1966)

24. The last known airing of Turbocharged Thunderbirds takes place in Japan (2010)

25. Born: Glynis Barber (1955)

25. Episode premiere (BBC2): The Mighty Atom (1991)

26. Died: Roddy Barron (2015)

26. Episode premiere: Crosscut (World premiere at MIPJunior event, 2014)

27. Recorded: Runaway, Fireflash and EOS incidental music. (2014)

28. Born: Andrew Skilleter (1948)

28. Episode premiere: Edge Of Impact (1965)

28. Born: Christine Glanville (1924); Born: Hank Marvin (1941)

29. Born: Dan Castellaneta (1957)

29. Episode premiere (UK): Deep Search (2016)

30. Born: Gary Anderson (1947)

30. Part 7 of The Isle of Arran Riddle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

31. Born: Sanjeev Bhaskar (1963)

31. Dubbed: Fireflash (2014)

31. Episode premiere (UK): Falling Skies (2015)

NovemberEdit

01. Episode premiere (BBC2): Vault of Death (1991)

01. Episode premiere (AU): Falling Skies (2015)

03. Born: Farnaz Donovan (1968)

03. Died: Geoffrey Keen (2005)

04. Episode premiere: Day Of Disaster (1965)

04. The last half of Thunderbirds Are Go! season 1 is made available to Amazon Prime viewers. (2016)

05. Died: John Carson (2016)

05. Episode premiere (UK): City Under the Sea (2016)

06. Part 8 of The Isle of Arran Riddle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

06. Episode premiere: Ricochet (1966)

07. Dubbed: EOS (2014)

07. Episode premiere (JP): Unplugged (2015)

07. Episode premiere (UK): Relic (2015)

08. Episode premiere (BBC2): Operation Crash-Dive (1991)

08. Episode premiere (AU): Relic (2015)

10. Born: Simon Werry (1958)

11. Episode premiere: 30 Minutes After Noon (1965)

12. Born: Paul Maxwell (1921); Born: Chris King (1964)

12. Episode premiere (UK): Colony (2016)

13. Part 9 of The Isle of Arran Riddle is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

13. Episode premiere (AU): Earthbreaker, Ghost Ship (2016)

14. Born: John Read (1920); Kevan Noble (1958); Brains (2040)

14. Episode premiere (UK): Breakdown (2015)

15. Episode premiere (BBC2): The Perils of Penelope (1991)

15. Episode premiere (AU): Breakdown (2015)

16. Born: Stephen La Rivière (1984)

18. Episode premiere: Desperate Intruder (1965)

19. Episode premiere (UK): Up from the Depths Part 1 (2016)

20. Part 1 of The Vanishing Ray is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

20. Released: Thunderbirds: Set 3 (DVD), Thunderbirds: Set 4 (DVD) (2001)

20. Episode premiere (AU): Deep Search (2016)

21. Episode premiere (UK): Heist Society (2015)

22. Episode premiere (AU): Heist Society (2015)

23. Born: Kayvan Novak (1978)

24. Born: Malcolm Smith (1938)

25. Born: Peter MacCaroll (1962)

25. Episode premiere: End Of The Road (1965)

26. Episode premiere (UK): Up from the Depths Part 2 (2016)

27. Part 2 of The Vanishing Ray is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

27. Born: Gareth Wingrove (1976)

27. Episode premiere (BBC2): Terror in New York City (1991)

27. Episode premiere (AU): City Under the Sea (2016)

28. Born: Ron Narduzzo (1943)

28. Episode premiere (UK): Recharge (2015)

29. Born: David Sinfield (1979)

29. Episode premiere (BBC2): Edge of Impact (1991)

29. Episode premiere (AU): Recharge (2015)

30. Born: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (1918)

DecemberEdit

01. Born: Malachi Throne (1928); Dennis Spooner (1932); Taj Atwal (1987)

02. Episode premiere: The Uninvited (1965)

03. Born: Peter Elliott (1932); Roger Tooley (1957)

03. Created: Thunderbirds Wiki (2008)

03. Episode premiere (UK): Lost Kingdom (2016)

04. Part 3 of The Vanishing Ray is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

04. Born: Rob Inch (1967); Géraldine Donaldson (1989)

04. Episode premiere (AU): Colony (2016)

05. Born: Brian Smithies (1941)

05. Died: Christine Finn (2007)

05. Episode premiere (UK): Extraction (2015)

06. Born: Clifford John Rashbrook (1961)

06. Episode premiere (BBC2): Day of Disaster (1991)

06. Episode premiere (AU): Extraction (2015)

07. Died: Shigeru Komatsuzaki (2001)

08. Barry Gray records his famous Thunderbirds theme, as well as scoring Trapped in the Sky (1964)

08. Recorded: Ring of Fire Part 1, Part 2 and Space Race incidental music. (2014)

09. Episode premiere: Sun Probe (1965)

10/11. Born: Alan Fennell (1936); Died: ditto (2001)

10. Episode premiere (UK): Impact (2016)

10. PolyGram Entertainment is purchased by Canadian beer manufacturer Seagram. As a result, the ownership of Thunderbirds once more changes hands, and production of the feature length film scheduled for release in 1999 is aborted. (1998)

11. Part 4 of The Vanishing Ray is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

11. Died: Maurice Askew (1986); Harry Oakes (2012)

11. Episode premiere: Up from the Depths Part 1 (2016)

12. Born: Joan Marie Verba (1953)

12. Released: Thunderbirds Are Go (1966)

12. Episode premiere (UK): The Hexpert (2015)

13. Died: Lew Grade (1998)

13. Born: Peter Wragg (1946)

13. Episode premiere (BBC2): 30 Minutes After Noon (1991)

13. Episode premiere (AU): The Hexpert (2015)

14. Born: Vanessa Hudgens (1988)

16. Episode premiere: Operation Crash-Dive (1965)

17. Born: Lotta Wolgers (1974)

17. Episode premiere (UK): High Strung (2016)

18. Part 5 of The Vanishing Ray is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

18. Born: James Manning (1975)

18. Episode premiere: Turbocharged version of Trapped in the Sky (1994)

18. Episode premiere (AU): Up from the Depths Part 2 (2016)

19. Died: Paul Maxwell (1991); Roberta Leigh (2014)

19. Episode premiere (JP): Runaway (2015)

19. Episode premiere (UK): Comet Chasers (2015)

20. Born: Kevin Rubio (1967)

20. Episode premiere (BBC2): Give Or Take A Million (1991)

20. Episode premiere (AU): Comet Chasers (2015)

22. Born: Roberta Leigh (1926)

23. Episode premiere: Vault Of Death (1965)

24. Born: Vivian Dunn (1908); Born: Lady Penelope (2039)

24. Episode premiere (UK): Weather or Not (2016)

25. Born: Lew Grade (1906); Kevin Edland (1957)

25. Part 6 of The Vanishing Ray is published in TV Century 21 magazine (1965)

25. Episode premiere: Give Or Take A Million (1966); Episode premiere: Turbocharged version of Martian Invasion (1994); Episode premiere (AU): Lost Kingdom (2016)

26. Born: Matt Zimmerman (1934); Stephen Morahan (1968)

26. Died: Gerry Anderson (2012)

26. Episode premiere (UK): Designated Driver (2015)

27. Born: Jim Taylor (1950); Adam Kirley (1979)

27. Episode premiere (AU): Designated Driver (2015)

29. Born: Vicky Marks (1972)

29. Died: Bob Monkhouse (2003)

30. Episode premiere: The Mighty Atom (1965)

31. Born: Ben Kingsley (1943)

31. Episode premiere (UK): Fight or Flight (2016)

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