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Diamond Jubilee: Other 60-Year Celebrations

From I Love Lucy to Mr. Potato Head, see which notables are celebrating the big 6-0


The brainchild of Brooklyn, N.Y., cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman, the first issue of Mad rolled out in August 1952. The debut book, which spoofed comic-book genres and, believe it or not, such heady stuff as short stories by acclaimed writers James Thurber and E.M. Forster, was a comic book itself – Mad wouldn't become a magazine until three years later.