International Thunderbirds Day - September 30
Fri, Sep 30, 2022

International Thunderbirds Day

International Thunderbirds Day is celebrated every year on September 30, founded by ITV Studios in 2017. The holiday is dedicated to the popular British science fiction series Thunderbirds. The first series was released in 1965, then two seasons of 32 episodes each were filmed. The series impresses with special effects, beautiful music.


Thunderbirds aired from September 30, 1965 to December 25, 1966. Each episode is 50 minutes long. The series is notable for the fact that it used a unique, author’s style – super marionation. This is a combination of three components – super, puppet and animation, which reflects the essence of the finished product. The result was highly praised by critics, as well as in 30 countries where it was broadcast.

Interesting Facts

  • The action of the series takes place back in 2065, it tells about the International Rescue Team, which had a unique fleet of cars – Thunderbird.
  • There were five Thunderbirds in total – a hypersonic missile, a heavy transporter, a space rocket, an underwater vehicle, an orbiting space satellite.
  • Later, two sequels were released – Thunderbirds Go, as well as Thunderbird 6.
  • Anderson began work on a remastered version of the series, but did not have time to complete the work, unfortunately, he died on April 4, 2012.

How to celebrate

Watch the series in honor of the anniversary since the release of the first series, maybe you have favorite episodes. Organize a party with watching episodes, take care of snacks and drinks. If you are a fan of Thunderbirds, buy this brand.

When is International Thunderbirds Day in 2022?

International Thunderbirds Day is observed on September 30 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday September 30 2022
Saturday September 30 2023
Monday September 30 2024
Tuesday September 30 2025
Wednesday September 30 2026

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