Today is The Simpson’s creator Matt Groening’s birthday. What is your favorite cartoon?
Matt Groening was born on February 15, 1954, in Portland, Oregon.
Groening's first professional cartoon was Life in Hell. It was launched in 1977 and ran until 2012.
In 1985, he was discovered by James L. Book, who was a producer on the Tracy Ullman show. He hired Groening to create shorts.
Marge, Homer, Lisa, and Maggie are named after Groening's family, but Bart is just an anagram of brat.
The Simpsons premiered as an individual show on December 17, 1989.