Happy Birthday to Captain Kirk

captainkirk.jpg/Film would like to wish Captain Kirk a happy birthday. No, we’re not talking about William Shatner, we’re referring to the fictional character from Star Trek, who will be born on March 22, 2233.

Virtually nothing regarding Kirk’s birth has been established in on-screen canon. Kirk reveals in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home that “I’m from Iowa, I only work in outer space”. The citizens of the eastern Iowa community of Riverside, in what is today the United States have declared their town the birthplace of James T. Kirk. Even though other real-life towns in the state have laid claim to the future Enterprise captain. Gene Roddenberry had also given his consent to Riverside declaring itself Kirk’s future birthplace.

According to PopCandy:

“I especially like the pool table in town which is declared as the future conception location …”

His birthdate has never been officially established, but both the official web site and fanon speculation suggest March 22nd, 2233, based upon the real-life birthdate and age of actor William Shatner.

Although born on Earth, he was apparently raised on Tarsus IV, where he was one of only nine surviving witnesses to the massacre of 4,000 colonists because of utilitarian extermination by Kodos the Executioner so that the colony could survive a devastating famine.

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