Released on May 22, 1980, the classic yellow man turns 35 today.
There are two legends of how Pac-Man received his moniker. The original Japanese title for the game was Pakkuman, which was based on the onomatopoeic term paku paku (supposedly, the sound of the mouth opening and closing while eating). The second story is that the name was initially Puck-Man due to the main character resembling a hockey puck. The name was then changed to Pac-Man when released in the United States to avoid vandals altering the name to something less than family friendly.