July 4 is known as Independence Day in the United States.
- 1988 - Walt Disney World 4th of July Spectacular, an Independence Day special, is broadcast on television.
Theme park happenings
- 1956 - Indian War Canoes (now named Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes) opens at Disneyland.
- 1987 - Big Thunder Mountain opens at Tokyo Disneyland.
VHS & DVD releases
- 2000 - Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, and Robin Hood are released as part of the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection
- 1947 - Robert Iscove (director)
- 1974 - Mick Wingert (stand-up comedian, actor, and voice actor)
- 1978 - Becki Newton (actress)
- 1826 - Thomas Jefferson (Third President of the United States)
- 1993 - Anne Shirley (actress)
- 1995 - Eva Gabor (actress, socialite, and businesswoman)
- 2005 - Bryan Coleman (British film and television actor)
- 2008 - Thomas M. Disch (author and poet)
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