Do You Remember “MAD” Magazine?
If you grew up in the 50's or beyond, the name Alfred E. Neuman brings a smile to your face and a chuckle to your lips.
It was on this date, May 8, 1956, that Alfred E. Neuman first appeared on the cover of "MAD" magazine.
The magazine was founded in 1952 by Harvey Kurtman and William Gaines. Originally it was published as a comic book but soon it was produced as a magazine. At it's peak in 1974, MAD magazine's circulation was 2 million.
Over a period from 1952 to 2018, the magazine published 550 regular issues along with other special editions through the years.
In 1954, the lightly freckled, gap-toothed boy with slightly off-centered eyes, aka Alfred E, Neuman, graced the cover of the magazine in the November issue. He went on to cover many continuing issues with the mantra, What, me worry? He actually appeared on the December 1956 cover page as a write-in for the the presidential election.
For those being a fan of the magazine, issues are still available.