Director, writer, producer, narrator, & Disney Legend James
Algar is born in Modesto, California. After receiving his master's
degree in journalism, he joined the Disney Studios in 1934. At Disney he created
many nature and animal motion pictures, such as The African Lion and Grand Canyon. Algar also penned 5 Academy Award-winning films for Disney including
the 1953 hit The Living Desert. He also worked on 26 one-hour episodes for The
Wonderful World of Disney television series and wrote and produced "Great
Moments with Mr. Lincoln" for the 1964 World's Fair and later, Disneyland.
Actor & Disney Legend Richard Todd is born in Dublin, Ireland. His Disney credits include the live-action features The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men as Robin Hood, The Sword and the Rose as Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue as Rob Roy.
Walt Disney's trademark application for the image of Mickey Mouse is filed with the United States Patent Office.
The ABC-TV series Walt Disney Presents airs the segments "The Titlemakers" and
"Nature's Half Acre." In the first half, Walt Disney shows off the Title Department, where the titles for Disney
films are created. In this case, the latest title sequence is for The Parent Trap. Featured are Disney studio employees
Xavier Atencio and Bill Justice, and actors Tommy Sands and Annette Funicello - who are shown recording the
opening song for The Parent Trap. The second half of this evening's episode is an edited version of Disney's
1951 True-Life Adventure film Nature's Half Acre.
Disney's family feature Rascal, starring Steve Forrest and Bill Mumy, is released along with the drama Hang Your Hat On The Wind, featuring Rick Natoli. Rascal is based on Sterling North's 1963 bestselling book Rascal. The movie tells the tale of a year in the life of young Sterling North (portrayed by Mumy) and his "ringtailed wonder" pet raccoon, Rascal.
Recording artist Mylin Brooks, a member of Disney Channel's
The All New Mickey Mouse Club, is born in the Philippines.
Walt Disney World's version of the Main Street Electrical Parade debuts.
Created by Bob Jani and project director Ron Miziker, it features floats and live performers covered in thousands
of electronically-controlled lights and a synchronized soundtrack triggered by radio control along key areas of the
parade route. The Main Street Electrical Parade's underlying theme song is entitled "Baroque Hoedown," based
on an original version first created in 1967 by early synthesizer pioneers Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon
Kingsley. Originally appearing at Disneyland in 1972, WDW's parade will run through September 1992 when
it is replaced with Spectromagic, and then return to the park again in May 1999.
Actor Shia LaBeouf, the star of Disney Channel's Even Stevens and the Disney
feature films The Greatest Game Ever Played and Holes, is born in Los Angeles,
California. LaBeouf was also the host of the 2002 documentary Beauty and the Beast: Disney's Animation Magic. (Sci-fi fans know him for his role of Sam Witwicky in such features as Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.)
At Disneyland, the Motor Boat Cruise located on the border of Fantasyland
and Tomorrowland (& opened since June 1957) closes permanently.
The Disney Channel Original Movie Zenon: Z3 premieres.
Today marks the start of this year's final Star Wars Weekends at Disney-MGM
Studios. Celebritiy guests include Daniel Logan (who played the young clone Fett, son and duplicate
of the notorious Jango Fett) and Amy Allen (who played the popular female Jedi, Aayla Secura).
The National Kidney Foundation of Florida hosts the Gift of Life 5K Race for Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness at Epcot. The race is designed to raise financial donations as well as awareness for organ donations.
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone close the 2006 Flower
Power Concert Series at Epcot with 3 final performances of a
At EPCOT, the Refreshment Outpost snack bar opens in World Showcase.
In 2000 the United States
Library of Congress deemed
Disney's 1953 The Living
Desert (co-written by James
Algar) "culturally significant"
and selected it for
preservation in the National
Disney's film The Sign of Zorro, starring Guy Williams, Henry Calvin,
Gene Sheldon, and Romney Brent, is released. Don Diego (Guy Williams)
returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask
of Zorro to fight the evil commandant's tyranny, and, with the help of his mute servant Bernardo, free the
pueblo from his oppression! The film was created from 8 edited episodes of Disney's hit TV series.
Disneyland's newest attraction Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage (based on the Disney/Pixar animated feature) opens to the general public.
Variety reports that Pixar's release for 2009 will be an animated feature titled Up, about a 70-year-old man who teams with a wilderness ranger to fight beasts and villains. Pete Docter (of Monsters, Inc.) is directing along with Pixar veteran Bob Peterson - who is also writing the script.
Disney Channel kicks off the promotion machine for its movie Camp Rock with a star-studded premiere at the legendary Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. The stars of the telepic, most notably the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato, arrive at the event greeted by screaming young fans.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is widely released in theaters in Australia.
The Living Desert won an
Academy Award for Best Documentary and a Special
Golden Globe for Artisitc Merit.
"Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom proudly presents our spectacular pagaent of nighttime magic and imagination in thousands of sparking lights and electrosynthomagnetic musical sounds, The Main Street Electrical Parade!"
World of Color officially debuts at Disney California Adventure
park. A spectacular display of water and special effects, it features more than 1,000
jets of water which form incredible shapes in time to music allowing Disney characters to come to life on a
shimmering veil of mist.
Also officially debuting ... Silly Symphony Swings, a "wave swinger" attraction in Paradise Pier, at Disney California Adventure. Themed to Disney's The Band Concert, it features conductor Mickey Mouse conducting the attraction from high atop. (Although technically The Band Concert is not part of the 'Silly Symphonies' film series, the name has been applied to the attraction due to its symphony storyline.)
A small army of Disney and New York City Parks Department workers go to work clearing Central Park's Great Lawn of bottles, snack trays and other trash left behind by the lucky 100,000 who attended the Pocahontas premiere the night before.
"This was the largest movie premiere in history and we're very lucky. No one throws a party like New York City, and no one
throws a party like Disney." -New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Victory Through Air Power (1943)
Seal Island (1948)
In Beaver Valley (1950)
Nature's Half Acre (1951)
Bear Country (1953)
The Living Desert (1953)
The Vanishing Prairie (1954)
Secrets of Life (1956)
White Wilderness (1958)
Jungle Cat (1959)
Actor Chad Everett is born Raymon Lee Cramton in South Bend, Indiana.
Best known for his role as Dr. Joe Gannon in the television drama Medical Center (which aired on CBS from
1969 to 1976), he also appeared in more than 40 films and television series. Everett was selected by the
family of veteran actor John Wayne to be the voice of the animatronic figure of Wayne in Disney's Hollywood
Studios' Great Movie Ride!
This Day in Disney History - THE FIRST - THE ORIGINAL
Traveling in time since 1999!
English actor, writer, director, musician and comedian Hugh Laurie is born in Oxford, Oxfordshire. He played the role of David Nix in Disney's 2015 release Tomorrowland.
American audiences know Laurie for his TV role of Dr. Gregory House, the protagonist of House.