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This Day in Pop Culture for February 13


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…”

Birthdays

  • 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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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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