Snoopy Celebrates Birthday

A 1968 strip acknowledged Aug. 10 as the cartoon dog's day of birth.

Snoopy is celebrating his birthday. 

The beloved beagle with Bay Area roots first appeared in the "Peanuts" comic strip on its third day running, Oct. 4, 1950.

Snoopy's birthday was acknowledged in a strip that ran on Aug. 10, 1968. It is unclear whether that was his first-ever birthday; if so, that would make him 47 years old, 329 in dog years.

Snoopy's creator, Charles M. Schulz, started the wildly popular series while living in Minneapolis, later relocating to Sebastopol in 1958, then Santa Rosa in 1969.

Schulz passed away in Santa Rosa in 2000, leaving behind a strong community legacy that includes an ice skating rink, museum and even an airport named after him.

Now, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the gang are headed to the silver screen in "The Peanuts Movie," due in theaters on Nov. 6.

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