On Sept. 30, 1955, actor James Dean died in a car crash. Dean's legend was pretty much crafted after the fact, with a live-fast, die-young tone that he perhaps would want to have outlived. The date has become something of a pop culture item in itself, with a Richard Thomas film titled 9/30/55. (Although the Internet Movie Database here lists the title spelled out, which is different than how I recall it.) Click here to see the official James Dean site.