Disney writer Ralph Wright, the gloomy voice of Eeyore in such classics as Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree and Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, is born in St. Paul, Minnesota. His story credits include Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and The AristoCats.
Disney's Donald Duck cartoon Billposters is released.
Disney's live-action feature film Bon Voyage - starring Fred MacMurray, Jane Wyman and Tommy Kirk - is released.
Disney's Port Orleans Resort, a re-creation of the streets and rowhouses of New Orleans' French Quarter, opens at 2201 Orleans Drive in Walt Disney World. The Downtown Disney area resort, which offers 1008 guest rooms, also includes Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory food court, Jackson Square Gifts and Desires shop, and Bonfamille's Cafe restaurant.