Celebrate Columbo Day!


On October 9th, 2017, let’s celebrate Columbo Day instead of that other guy!

But wait, who's Columbo, you say?


Lt. Columbo was a Los Angeles detective, portrayed by actor Peter Falk between 1968 and 2003 and the television show “Columbo.” Columbo’s investigations almost always revolve around the rich and famous of L.A. He solves cases not by abusing people, but by using his wits. He would make suspects think he was a simpleton fool until his classic “Just one more thing…” question would reveal them as the criminal that they always were!

Why Columbo Day?

Maybe this table comparing the two will help:

Did he... Christopher Columbus Lt. Columbo
massacre thousands of people? Yes No
enslave people? Yes No
take part in sex trafficking? Yes No
solve criminal cases? No Yes
discover America? No No
prove the Earth is round? No No
drive a 1959 Peugeot 403 convertible? No Yes

I think it's pretty clear from this table that Columbo is a lot better than Christopher Columbus. So shouldn't we celebrate Columbo on this day instead? Have fun "surfing" the rest of this website to learn more about Columbo and...Happy Columbo Day!

And even better yet, support this fundraiser:

And then read what people are saying about #ColumboDay:

"One more thing. When you were 'discovering' America, was there anyone else there at the time?" #ColumboDay

— Jacob Brogan (@Jacob_Brogan) October 10, 2016

Happy Columbo Day!

Check out more here: https://t.co/Dcjh1SNyYA pic.twitter.com/1FSOK07WnV

— 🍀🐥Lumpy Louise🌹🐥 (@lumpylouise) October 9, 2017

Happy Columbo Day. 2017 the marathon continues with No Time To Die #columbo #columboday pic.twitter.com/E7sca2TFxS

— paul marlier (@paul_marlier) October 9, 2017

Let's just change it to #ColumboDay?

— Eugene Mirman (@EugeneMirman) October 9, 2017

For #ColumboDay
A comparison of two statues:
Columbo statue in Budapest;
Columbus statue in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/9AXhVzmtRd

— c0nc0rdance (@c0nc0rdance) October 10, 2016

Happy #ColumboDay
In addition to acting, Peter Falk was an accomplished sketch artist, chess aficionado. pic.twitter.com/ftqG9yAmQx

— c0nc0rdance (@c0nc0rdance) October 10, 2016

How will YOU be celebrating? #ColumboDay #ColumbusDay #OneMoreThing #IndigenousPeoplesDay I ignore the ancient, Italian to solve mysteries. pic.twitter.com/Iu8kMUktj9

— WendyGoeldnerHermes (@wendyblazer65) October 9, 2017

I know it might not be "P.C." to say it, but I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Columbo Day https://t.co/WBjer1LyEg #columboday

— Doogie Horner (@DoogieHorner) October 9, 2017