Back in 1940 on this date Bugs Bunny made his debut in an animated film called A Wild Hare. The plot was the same as most of the cartoons involving Bugs Bunny - Elmer Fudd hunting rabbits, only to have Bugs escape every time. The first thing Bugs Bunny said to Elmer Fudd was this - "What's up, doc?" That phrase became Bug's catchphrase.
Bugs Bunny starred in more than 160 classic Warner Brothers cartoons. He could dance, he could sing and he was "hare"larious. His carrot chewing persona probably didn't do much to dispel the myth about rabbits eating carrots. However, he became the second cartoon character, after Mickey Mouse, to receive his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny!