He is the most syndicated cat, and comic in the world, and on this day, in 1978 he was created by Jim Davis.

He is famous for the saying "Diet is die with a 't'."

Do you know who is celebrating a birthday today?Jim Davis had an idea of a sarcastic, overweight, lasagna loving cartoon cat named for his grandfather, and just like that, Garfield was launched on June 19, 1978 in 41 newspapers.

Since then, Garfield and his creator have enjoyed tremendous success. This snarky cat has appeared in two feature films, two television series, and has appeared in more than 2,500 publications worldwide.

Garfield is also famous quotes like;

"I'm not over-weight, I'm under-tall."

"Never trust a smiling cat." and

"Show me a good mouser, and I'll show you a cat with bad breath."

 

In honor of Garfield's birthday, watch the video below!