Theme park happenings
- 1955 - Dumbo the Flying Elephant opens in Disneyland.
- 2005 - Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre opens at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
- 1973 - Santa Rosa Land Company, Incorporated changes its name to Walt Disney Travel Company, Incorporated.
- 1996 - Audio production for Recess begins.
- 1999 - The Out of the Box episode "Eye Spy" premieres on Playhouse Disney.
- 2002 - The Even Stevens episode "The King Sloppy" and the Kim Possible episode "Royal Pain" premiere on Disney Channel.
- 2008 - My Friends Tigger & Pooh premieres on Disney Channel with the series finale episode "Darby, Solo Sleuth/Doggone Buster".
- 2009 - The Sonny with a Chance episode "Sonny in the Kitchen with Dinner" and the J.O.N.A.S. episode "Frantic Romantic" premiere on Disney Channel.
- 2013 - Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel aired on Disney Channel, along with the Mickey Mouse short "Bad Ear Day". A preview of Wander Over Yonder came afterward.
- 2020 - The Spider-Man episode "Spider-Man Unmasked" premieres on Disney XD.
VHS & DVD releases
- 2005 - Walt Disney's Timeless Tales: Volume 1, Walt Disney's Timeless Tales: Volume 2, Pom Poko, My Neighbors the Yamadas, That's So Raven: Disguise the Limit, and Phil of the Future: Gadgets and Gizmos.
- 2016 - Once Upon a Time: The Complete Fifth Season (ABC Studios)
- 1910 - Gloria Blondell (actress and voice actress)
- 1924 - Fess Parker (actor)
- 1939 - Carole Shelley (actress, voice actress, and singer)
- 1943 - Sharon Baird (actress, voice actress, singer, dancer, puppeteer, and Mouseketeer)
- 1946 - Lesley Ann Warren (actress and singer)
- 1949 - Barbara Goodson (actress and voice actress)
- 1952 - Reginald VelJohnson (actor, voice actor, and comedian)
- 1953 - Kathie Lee Gifford (television host, singer, songwriter, and actress)
- 1954 - James Cameron (film director, film producer, deep-sea explorer, screenwriter, visual artist, and editor)
- 1961 - Urara Takano (Japanese voice actress)
- 1962 - Steve Carell (actor, voice artist, comedian, producer, writer, and director)
- 1963 - Christine Cavanaugh (actress and voice actress)
- 1975 - Taika Waititi (director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian)
- 1982 - Todd Haberkorn (actor, voice actor, and ADR voice director)
- 1986 - Shawn Pyfrom (actor, voice actor, and singer)
- 1990 - Kōki Uchiyama (Japanese voice actor)
- 1991 - Yūki Tokiwa (Japanese voice actor)
- 1993 - Cameron Monaghan (actor and model)
- 1997 - Piper Curda (actress, voice actress, and singer)
- 1977 - Elvis Presley (singer and actor)
- 2005 - Joe Ranft (story artist and voice actor)
- 2012 - William Windom (actor)
- 2019 - Richard Williams (animator)
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