Timeline – 1966 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, September 11, 1966.

John D. Cosmo first appeared in Beetle Bailey in 1955. He was the camp capitalist who ran his own store, “Cosmo’s Korner,” where he sold soda, cigarettes, greeting cards, music, magazines, and used equipment as well as services like dating advice, loans, letter writing and shoe shines. His role was similar to the one played by Milo Minderbender in Joseph Heller’s classic novel Catch-22, published in 1961. Cosmo was also a pool hustler and a card shark.
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Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, November 27, 1966.

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, November 27, 1966.

The first time Snoopy appeared as the World War I Flying Ace in the Peanuts comic strip was October 10, 1965 (see below).

Peanuts Sunday page, October 10, 1965.

Peanuts Sunday page, October 10, 1965.

Snoopy uttered the immortal line, “Curse you Red Baron!” on January 23, 1966. The debut television appearance of the Flying Ace was in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown broadcast on October 27, 1966. One month later, the Beetle Bailey Sunday page above was published. The hit song, “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” by the Royal Guardsmen, was released on December 10, 1966.
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