Happy #67thAnniversary Charlie Brown
🏈 #CharlieBrown is the central protagonist of the long-running #comicstripPeanuts, syndicated in daily and Sunday newspapers in numerous countries all over the world. Depicted as a "#lovableloser," Charlie Brown is one of the great American archetypes and a popular and widely recognized cartoon character.
His name was first used on May 30, 1948, in an early #CharlesMSchulz comic strip called #LilFolks in which one boy has buried another in a sandbox and then denies that he has seen the other boy ("Charlie Brown") when asked. He made his official debut in the first Peanuts comic strip, on October 2, 1950. On December 21 of the same year, his signature zig-zag T-shirt appeared; formerly, he only wore a plain one. On the March 6, 1951, strip, Charlie Brown first appears to play baseball, as he was warming up before telling #Shermy that they can start the game; however, he was the catcher, not yet the pitcher.
November 14 of that year, Charlie Brown is first unable to kick a football, and #VioletGray is responsible because fear of her hand being kicked by Charlie Brown resulted in her letting go of it and Charlie Brown being unable to kick it.