October 1 is known as the National Day of China.
- 1961 - Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color debuts part 1 of The Horsemasters on NBC.
- 1987 - The DuckTales episode "Lost Crown of Ghengis Kahn" premieres in syndication.
- 1988 - The Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears episode "Color Me Gummi" premieres on ABC.
- 1990 - The TaleSpin episode "A Bad Reflection on You, Part 1" premieres in syndication.
- 1991 - The Darkwing Duck episode "Days of Blunder" premieres in syndication.
- 1993 - The Bill Nye the Science Guy episode "Skin" and the Bonkers episode "Tune Pig" both premiere in syndication.
- 1995 - Disney Channel's first day of service in the United Kingdom.
- 1996 - The Quack Pack episode "Ready, Aim...Duck!" premieres in syndication.
- 1997 - The 101 Dalmatians: The Series episode "Shipwrecked" premieres in syndication.
- 2002 - The Lloyd in Space episode "Gimme Some Skin" premieres on Toon Disney.
- 2010 - The Phineas and Ferb episodes "We Call it Maze" and "Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Max Modem!" premiere on Disney Channel in the United States. The episodes would be watched by 4.35 million people, making it the 2nd highest non-special episode and 4th all-time as of the time.
- 2013 - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode "0-8-4 premieres on ABC.
- 2017 - Vampirina premieres on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
- 2020 - Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD close down (United Kingdom)
Theme park happenings
- 1971 - The Walt Disney World Resort opens with the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Polynesian Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
- 1982 - Walt Disney World's second theme park, and Disney's third theme park, Epcot opens.
- 1983 - One year after Epcot opens, Horizons, the attraction that focused on all the aspects of Future World, opens.
- 1992 - Splash Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland opens.
- 2014 - Paint the Night Parade premiere at Hong Kong Disneyland.
- 2019 - Epcot Forever premieres and the Epcot Experience preview center opens at the Odyssey Center.
- 1978 - Walt Disney's Treasury of Children's Classics
- 1996 - Since the World Began - Walt Disney World: The First 25 Years
- 1998 - The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
- 2013 - Frozen
VHS, DVD, & Blu-ray releases
- 1993 - Aladdin, The Adventures of Huck Finn, That Darn Cat!, The Shaggy Dog, Herbie Rides Again, and Escape to Witch Mountain
- 2019 - Frozen (4K Ultra HD)
- 1927 - Tom Bosley (actor)
- 1935 - Julie Andrews (actress, singer, and author)
- 1950 - Randy Quaid (actor and voice actor)
- 1961 - Steve Purcell (cartoonist, animator, director, game designer, and voice actor)
- 1969 - Zach Galifianakis (stand-up comedian, actor, and pianist)
- 1973 - Christian Borle (actor and voice actor)
- 1974 - Sherri Saum (actress)
- 1987 - Matthew Daddario (actor)
- 1989 - Brie Larson (actress, singer-songwriter, and musician)