October 4, 2006
Dick Tracy? "What's with Dick Tracy?" I wondered as I browsed my way through the usual dozen or so comics I enjoy every morning. Four of them referred to Dick Tracy - one of the fav comic strip characters of my childhood. This seemed remarkable as I couldn't recall the last time even one of them did so.
Google to the rescue! I found that October 4, 1931 was the grand beginning of one of the most popular comic strips in America.
Happy 75th anniversary Mr. Tracy! Surely you have disposed of Pruneface by now. May you never be forgotten.