Sending Happy Birthday wishes to one of the most well known dogs of all time, Charles Schultz’s iconic beagle, Snoopy!
“Snoopy’s whole personality is a little bittersweet. But he’s a very strong character. He can win or lose, be a disaster, a hero, or anything, and yet it all works out. I like the fact that when he’s in real trouble, he can retreat into a fantasy and thereby escape.”
Charles M. Schulz on Snoopy
Snoopy first appeared in the October 4, 1950 strip, two days after the strip began. Schulz originally planned to call him “Sniffy”, but found out that name was used in a different comic strip. He then changed the dog’s name to Snoopy. The name first appeared on November 16, 1950.
Although there was an early strip heralding Snoopy’s birthday as August 28 (below), it seems that later it’s changed. According to a series of strips in from August 7 to August 10, 1968, Snoopy’s birthday is August 10 as seen above.
And now we have what seems to be a real life “Snoopy” 🙂