2000: Charles Schulz’s Last Peanuts Comic
On this day in 2000, Charles Schulz’s last Peanuts comic appeared in Sunday papers – one day after he passed away. In it he wrote: “Dear Friends, I have been fortunate to draw Charlie Brown and his friends for almost 50 years. It has been the fulfillment of my childhood ambition. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to maintain the schedule demanded by a daily comic strip. My family does not wish Peanuts to be continued by anyone else, therefore I am announcing my retirement. I have been grateful over the years for the loyalty of our editors and the wonderful support and love expressed to me by fans of the comic strip. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy…how can I ever forget them…”
2020: Sid & Marty Krofft Earn a Gold Star
On the day before Valentines Day in 2020, Sid and Marty Krofft, creators of H.R. Fufunstuf received a love letter of their own in the form of a star placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Funko store. David Arquette, Beverly D’Angelo, three of the Brady Bunch Kids (Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen and Maureen McCormick) and Greg Garcia were on hand at the presentation of the 2,687th star honoring these two brothers who at ages 91 (Sid) and 84 (Marty) are still hard at work with children’s programming.
- 1923: Chuck Yeager (pilot)
- 1933: Kim Novak (actress)
- 1942: Peter Tork (singer)
- 1944: Stockard Channing (actress)
- 1944: Jerry Springer (TV host)
- 1950: Peter Gabriel (singer)
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