Snoopy’s birthday celebrated on Twitter

Snoopy’s birthday was celebrated on Twitter.

Snoopy’s birthday was celebrated on Twitter by dog lovers everywhere on Monday.

Though the world’s most imaginative Beagle first appeared in a Peanuts comic strip on October 4, 1950 (the third day the strip existed), Snoopy’s birthday was solidified thanks to a strip published on August 10, 1968.

The Twitter account of the Charles Schulz Museum reposted the strip in question as part of their Snoopy celebrations, which features Charlie Brown, Lucy, Violet, Patty and Shermy throwing a surprise party, which Linus told him was a secret mission.

The account also shared photos of a promotional tie-in birthday party decorative set from 1978 featuring Snoopy, which would have been a great party theme for kids of that era (or for kids of any era, for that matter).

Surprisingly, however, not everyone loves him, as a November 2015 story from The Atlantic’s Sarah Boxer details. (The world has to have some fussbudgets like Lucy, I suppose.)

Part of what makes him such a fascinating character is because, as Boxer wrote, “Snoopy figured that since no one will ever see you the way you see yourself, you might as well build your world around fantasy, create the person you want to be, and live it out, live it up.”

This eventually evolved into pretending to be an art patron, Boy Scout, figure skater, golfer, hockey player, jaguar, tennis player, vulture, and World War I flying ace, among many other things, while starring on Charlie Brown’s baseball team as the shortstop and winning the neighborhood titles in arm wrestling and boxing.

He would be an excellent social media influencer as part of the Dogstagram and Dog Twitter communities, and his fantasies probably played some role in the creation of the character of Wishbone.

Snoopy is also a part of the numerous Peanuts TV specials, and the 1967 stage musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. 

He is also the lead in the main subplot in The Peanuts Movie, which was released in 2015, and is now available to watch on Disney Plus. After watching it for the first time to celebrate Snoopy’s birthday, we loved it.

Did you do anything special for Snoopy’s birthday?