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JANUARY
2009 02 Birth of JEFF TRACY
1966 08 Thunderbirds makes its first comic-strip appearance in issue 52 of TV Century 21
magazine - dated 15/1/66. The strip is drawn by Frank Bellamy.
1967 14 Zero X (from Thunderbirds Are Go) makes its first comic-strip appearance in issue
105 of TV Century 21 magazine - dated 21/1/67. The strip is drawn by Mike Noble.
1931 15 Birth of DEREK MEDDINGS, Thunderbirds visual effect supervisor. (d. 10/9/95)
1966 15 Publication of the first issue of Lady Penelope magazine - dated 22/1/66.
1965 16 Lady Penelope makes her first piblic appearance in a comic strip in the first issue of TV
Century 21 magazine - dated 23/1/65. The strip is drawn by Eric Eden.
FEBRUARY
1968 01 Barry Gray conducts a 56-piece orchestra in the first of three recording session for the
soundtrack of the Thunderbird 6 feature film at the Olympic Studio in Barnes, London.
1927 02 Birth of JOHN CARSON (Voice of Captain Foster in Thunderbird 6).
1971 13 Thunderbirds returns to comics in the first issue of Countdown magazine - date 20/2
/71. A new story,"The New System", is drawn by Don Harley.
2043 14 Birth of GORDON TRACY
MARCH
1966 03 Principle photography begins on the Thunderbirds Are Go feature film and second
Thunderbirds television series at the Century 21 Studios in Slough.
2066 11 International Rescue save Dr. Orchad and his guest, trapped in a house on the Ambro
River by giant alligators. (Attack of the Alligators!)
2044 12 Birth of ALAN TRACY
1965 18 Composer Barry Gray conducts a 25-piece orchestra in the recording of the incidental
music for The Perils of Penelope at the CTS Studios in Wembley.
1972 26 Countdown magazine is retitled TV Action + Countdown at issue 59 (dated 1/4/72). A
new Thunderbirds comic-strip begins:"The Crexus Creature" drawn by Don Harley.
APRIL
2068 03 Jeff Tracy informs Brains that International Rescue needs a new Thunderbird vehicle.
(Thunderbird 6)
2039 04 Birth of SCOTT TRACY
1965 05 Barry Gray conducts a 25-piece orchestra in the recording of the incidental music for
Terror in New York City at the CTS Studios in Wembley.
1929 14 Birth of GERRY ANDERSON, Thunderbirds producer and creator, in London
2068 15 Alan Tracy and Tin-Tin Kyrano leave Tracy Island in a Tiger Moth bi-plane to rendezvous
with Lady Penelope at Creighton-Ward Manor on the 29th for the maiden flight of Skyship
One. (Thunderbird 6)
1965 24 Barry Gray records the incidental music for Pit of Peril at the IBC Studio in London.
2068 29 Skyship One lifts off from London Airport on its maiden flight, a round-the-world tour.
Lady Penelope, Alan, Tin-Tin and Parker are on board. (Thunderbird 6)
2068 30 Skyship One arrives in New York and flies on across America to the Grand Canyon.
Brains's initial design for Thunderbird 6 is rejected by Jeff Tracy. (Thunderbird 6)
MAY
1965 07 Barry Gray conducts a 24-piece orchestra in the recording of the incidental music for
End of the Road at the CTS Studios in Wembley.
1968 11 Publication of final issue of Lady Penelope magazine (issue 122 - date 18/5/68). From
issue 123, the magazine is simply titled Penelope.
2013 30 Birth of ALOYSIUS PARKER
2068 31 After visiting Brazil, Africa and Australia on its maiden flight, Skyship One arrives in India.
Lady Penelope has her palm read and Alan buys Tin-Tin an expensive ring.
(Thunderbird 6)
JUNE
1928 01 Birth of BOB MONKHOUSE (Voice of Space Navigator Brad Newman in Thunderbirds
Are Go).
2067 05 Zero X lifts off from Earth en-route to Mars, assisted by International Rescue. A pilot by
The Hood to sabotage the mission is foiled by Lady Penelope and Scott. (Thunderbirds
Are Go).
1970 06 Thunderbirds makes its final appearance in TV21 magazine in issue 38 (second volume)
- dated 13/6/70.
2068 11 On her maiden flight, Skyship One arrives in Egypt and the International Rescue team visit
the Pylamids. (Thunderbird 6)
2068 12 Skyship One lands in Switzerland for the final stop on its round-the-world tour. Penelope,
Alan, and Tin-Tin visit The Whistle Stop Inn. (Thunderbird 6)
2068 13 Skyship One crash-lands on an early warning tower near Dover. Penelope, Alan, Tin-Tin
and Parker are rescued by Brains in the Tiger Moth bi-plane. (Thunderbird 6)
1965 18 Barry Gray conducts a 25-piece orchestra in the recording of the incidental music for
Edge of Impact at the CTS Studios in Wembley.
2043 20 Birth of TIN-TIN KYRANO
JULY
1965 02 Barry Gray conducts a 25-piece orchestra in the recording of the incidental music for
Desperate Intruder at the CTS Studios in Wembley.
1934 10 Birth of TONY BARWICK, scriptwriter (Lord Parker's `Oliday and Ricochet). (d. August
1933)
2065 12 The Erdman gang engineer a fire at the Hudson Building in Spoke City, destroying files on
a number of criminal organisations. Tom Prescott is trapped in a lift but is saved by
International Rescue. (30 Minutes After Noon)
2065 13 The world's newspapers report the death of Tom Prescott in the Hudson Building fire as a
ruse to expose the Erdman gang. (30 Minutes After Noon)
2018 17 Birth of THE HOOD
2067 20 During a survey of the Martian surface, the Zero X M.E.V. is attacked by Rock Snakes.
Zero X leaves Mars orbit and returns to Earth. (Thunderbirds Are Go)
1968 29 World premiere of the feature film Thunderbird 6 at the Odeon Cinema, London.
AUGUST
1965 06 "Flying High", the original end titles song for Thunderbirds performed by Gary Miller, is
recorded at Barry Gray's own studio at Dollis Hill, London. The song is ultimately scrapped
in favour of "The Thunderbirds March"
2041 15 Birth of VIRGIL TRACY
1969 23 Zero X makes its final comic-strip appearance in issue 241 of TV21 magazine (daded 30/8
/69).
1945 26 Birth of MIKE TRIM (Thunderbirds special effects designer)
SEPTEMBER
2067 02 Zero X returns to Earth from Mars but there is a problem with one of the lifting bodies.
The crew are trapped inside but freed by International Rescue before the massive craft
crash-lands on Craigsville, USA. (Thunderbirds Are Go)
1965 30 Thunderbirds receives its world premiere on British television (ATV Midlands) with the
episode Trapped in the sky.
OCTBER
1966 02 Thunderbirds' second season receives its world premiere on British television (ATV
London) with the episode Atlantic Inferno.
2064 06 The Hood causes an explosion at an Australian atomic irrigation plant. An atomic cloud
drifts towards Melbourne, but it is dissipated by a strong wind. (The Mighty Atom)
2040 08 Birth of JOHN TRACY
1966 09 Barry Gray conducts a 70-piece orchestra in the first of three recording sessions for the
soundtrack of Thunderbirds Are Go at the Anvil Studios in Denham.
1965 10 Barry Gray conducts a 24-piece orchestra in the recording of the incidental music for
Vault of Death at the CTS Studios in Wembley.
1940 14 Birth of CLIFF RICHARD (Voice of CLIFF RICHARD Jr. in Thunderbirds Are Go)
NOVEMBER
2040 14 Birth of BRAINS
1969 29 Penelope magazine folds at issue 203 (dated 6/12/69)
DECEMBER
1932 01 Birth of DENNIS SPOONER, script-writer (End of the Road, Day of Disaster, Vault of
Death, The Mighty Atom, The Impostors and Cry Wolf). (d. September 1986)
1964 08 Composer Barry Gray conducts the first recording session of music for Thunderbirds
at the Olympic Studio in Barnes, London. A 30-PIECE orchestra records the title theme
and incidental music for Trapped in the Sky.
1966 12 World premiere of the feature film Thunderbirds Are Go at the London Pavilon.
2039 24 Birth of LADY PENELOPE CREIGHTON-WARD
1966 25 The first screening of Thunderbirds' second season ends with Give or Take a Million on
ATV London.

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