1942 – Disney’s 5th animated featured, Bambi, premiers in New York City at the Radio City Music Hall. The movie would be nominated for the Academy Awards – Best Song, Best Sound, and Best Original Music Score
1954 – Excavation of the Disneyland site in California begins.
2004 – Hurricane Charley acts the bully and causes the third property-wide theme park closing in Disney World’s history.
1999 - The Disney Wonder departs Cape Canaveral on her maiden voyage.
1955 – Disneyland’s Dumbo Flying Elephants soars guests for the first time in Fantasyland. The attraction, still in operation today, is one of the most recognizable rides at Disneyland.
1986 - Luxo Jr., the first movie from Pixar premiers in Dallas. The oddly cute desk lamp would become the mascot for the company.
2004 – Disney Legend Harry Tytle passes away in his 95th year. The author of ‘One of Walt’s Boys’, Tytle worked for 40 years as a producer and production supervisor on some of Disney’s biggest projects.