October 4 – Snoopy's Debut

Posted on October 4, 2015


Wow, Snoopy's been around for 65 years now!

Doing his dance, flying his doghouse, giving Lucy sloppy cheek kisses, stealing Linus's blanket, and thinking complex thought-balloons.

On this date in 1950, Snoopy first appeared like this:

Later, Snoopy appeared in various and sundry forms (sometimes imagining himself as a World War I flying ace, or Joe Cool, or _____ [fill in the blank]).




There were only two days of Peanut's strips before Snoopy was introduced - because a boy's dog comes pretty near the top of the list in importance! In reality, the lovable beagle is based on cartoonist Charles M. Shulz's childhood pet, Spike.

This Snoopy Astronaut statue made its
appearance at the Kennedy Space Center.
Interestingly, the Apollo 10 lunar module was named Snoopy, and the command module Charlie Brown. The two characters were semi-official mascots for the mission.

Actually, Snoopy became the official mascot of aerospace safety after the Apollo 1 fire tragically took three astronauts' lives. The Silver Snoopy award is a special NASA honor given by an astronaut to someone working in the space program that has gone “above and beyond” duty to make sure space exploration is as safe as possible.

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