(Listed below are the birthdates of various figures in and around the industry. Yes - that even includes Janeane Garofalo since she was in the Mystery Men movie. So there.)
SEP. 08: Avi Arad (1947)
SEP. 09: Michael Keaton (1951)
SEP. 15: Maurice Coyne (1901) Publisher/Co-Founder of Archie Comics.
He's the "M" of M.L.J. (1901)
SEP. 16: Mike Mignola and Kurt Busiek (1960)
SEP. 17: Bryan Singer (1965)
SEP. 19: Adam West (1929)
SEP. 20: John Dell (1965)
SEP. 21: Chuck Jones (1912)
SEP. 21: Stephen King (1947)
SEP. 24: Jim Henson (1936)
SEP. 25: Christopher Reeve (1952)
SEP. 28: Janeane Garofalo (1964)
SEP. 29: Russ Heath (1926) co-creator of Haunted Tank, Marvel Boy
and the Sea Devils.
FIVE YEARS AGO (2002)
SEP. 10: Denny O'Neil suffers a massive heart attack in a restaurant. He is revived by the owner of the restaurant who happened to be a fireman and had a defibrillator machine on the location. He tells this story in the Comic Geek Speak interview found here.
TEN YEARS AGO (1997)
SEP. 08: the New Batman/Superman Adventures cartoon series begins
SEP. 09: Burgess Meredith dies at age of 89
SEP. 16: Marvel and its lenders reach a tentative agreement to settle Marvel's bankruptcy debt.
SEP. 22: Incredible Hulk animated series begins on UPN
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO (1992)
SEP. 05: Batman the Animated Series airs for the first time on Fox
SEP. 01, 1974: SHAZAM! TV series premieres on CBS
SEP. 04, 1978: Conan newspaper strip runs until February 10, 1985
SEP. 06, 1996: Superman the Animated Series debuts on the WB
SEP. 06, 2000: Ultimate Spider-Man 1 hits the stands
SEP. 07, 1998: Pokemon cartoon airs on American TV for the first time
SEP. 08, 1930: Blondie comic strip first appears
SEP. 08, 1973: Super Friends cartoon show debuts on ABC
SEP. 10, 1966: Bob Kane's Cool McCool animated show debuts on NBC and the New Adventures of Superman cartoon series debuts on CBS
SEP. 10, 1998: Daredevil 1 (coverdate Nov'98) by Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada debuts the Marvel Knights line
SEP. 12, 1993: Lois and Clark the New Adventures of Superman live action TV pilot debuts on ABC
SEP. 14, 1968: the Batman/Superman Hour airs on CBS (the first ever Batman animated series)
SEP. 17, 1988: Superman cartoons debuts on CBS Saturday mornings produced by Ruby-Spears Enterprises (and lasts for one season)
SEP. 23, 1998: Buffy 1. BTVS comes to comics in her own title
SEP. 26, 1941: Max Fleischer's and Paramount Pictures' Superman cartoons begin with "the Mad Scientist" (costing $50,000)
SEP. 30, 1946: Detective Comics Inc. and All-American Publications merge to form National Periodical Publications (known today as DC Comics). The two companies were closely partnered before (the DC logo appeared on All-American comics for several years) but this marks the official consolidation.
SEP. 01, 2004: Acclaim files for bankruptcy
IMPORTANT COVER DATES
(These comics didn't ship in September - usually cover dates feature a date that is two months after initial release - but for my purposes, it keeps with the theme.)
SEP'36: Wow! What a Magazine 3: Bob Kane's first work
SEP'38: Jumbo Comics 1: Jack Kirby's first work
SEP/OCT'47: Young Romance 1 by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby
SEP'53: Daring Love 1 from Gilmore Productions: Steve Ditko's first published comic work (pencils & inks). Also, Mighty Mouse in 3-D: brainchild of artist Joe Kubert and St. John Publishing, which would kick off a year long fad.
SEP/OCT'56: Showcase 4: first appearance of Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash and the start of the Silver Age
SEP'61: Flash 123: the Silver Age Flash meets the Golden Age Flash
SEP'63: Avengers 1 and X-Men 1
SEP'66: Spyman 1: Jim Steranko's first work
SEP'69: Justice League of America 74: Black Canary joins the JLA
SEP'74: Batman 258: first appearance of Arkham Asylum created by Denny O'Neil based on the book by Jack C. Harris and HP Lovecraft
SEP'83: Sword of the Atom 1
SEP'85: Longshot 1: first appearance of Longshot. The art by Art Adams starts a craze among young artists.
SEP'86: Superman 423: Alan Moore's "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow" part I. Also, Watchmen 1: first issue of the groundbreaking maxiseries by Moore and Dave Gibbons.
SEP'87: Legion of Super-Heroes 38 (baxter run): death of the Pre-Crisis Superboy.
SEP'88: Animal Man 1: Grant Morrison's first American comic work
SEP'91: Wizard the Comics Magazine 1 premieres
SEP'95: Nightwing 1: the first sidekick finally gets his own series.
Also, Skull Kill Krew 1: Grant Morrison comes to Marvel
SEP'00: Sentry 1: Marvel's hoax premieres
SEP. 15-16, 1988: the two days fans had to vote on the death of Robin that would be presented in Batman 428 (Dec'88/Jan'89). 5343 for death, 5271 for life.