Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent, often referred to as “Pa” and “Ma” Kent (respectively), are the fictional adoptive parents of Superman. They live in the rural town of Smallville, Kansas. In most versions of Superman’s origin story, Jonathan and Martha were the first to come across the rocket that brought the infant Kal-El, with their adopting him shortly thereafter, renaming him Clark Kent, “Clark” being Martha’s maiden name. According to the 1976 Super DC Calendar, Oct. 21 is celebrated for when the kindly Kansas couple married. The Kents are usually portrayed as caring parents who instill within Clark a strong sense of morals, and they encourage Clark to use his powers for the
Catherine (Kate) Ann Bosworth is an American actress and model known for playing Lois Lane in “Superman Returns” (2006). Kate was born in Los Angeles, California, on Jan. 2, 1983 and then raised in San Francisco. Kate played Lois opposite Brandon Routh’s Superman. Kate modeled her Lois after actress Katharine Hepburn. “I watched a lot of Hepburn to prepare for Lois, particularly ‘The Philadelphia Story’ and ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,'” Kate once stated. “Hepburn is a great model for how I see Lois — strong but fragile.” Happy birthday, Kate!
Joseph “Joe” Shuster was a Canadian-American comic book artist best known for co-creating character Superman, with Jerry Siegel, in “Action Comics no.1.” Joe was born July 10, 1914 in Toronto, Canada. He was the son of Julius Shuster (originally Shuster owich), an immigrant from Rotterdam, and Ida (Katharske), who had come from Kyiv, Ukraine. Growing up, Shuster worked as a newspaper boy for the “Toronto Daily Star.” His family barely made ends meet, and the budding young artist would scrounge for paper, which the family could not afford. “I would go from store to store in Toronto and pick up whatever they threw out,” Shuster once recalled regarding his