Actress Joan Marshall, whose Disney credits include the live-action features The Happiest Millionaire and The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, is born in Chicago, Illinois.
Donald Duck makes his very first film appearance in The Wise Little Hen, a Silly Symphony short by Walt Disney. Donald's appearance in this cartoon, as created by animator **** Lundy, is similar to his modern look except his features are more elongated, his body plumper, and his feet bigger. Directed by Bert Gillet, the short features the voice of Clarence Nash as Donald Duck.
The Donald Duck short Beach Picnic is released. This cartoon features a frustrated Donald & Pluto dealing with a rubber sea horse named Sylvester and a marauding tribe of Red Indian ants!
Actor Michael J. Fox, the voice of Milo James Thatch in Disney's 2001 release Atlantis: The Lost Empire, is born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is also the voice of Chance in Disney's 1993 live-action feature Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.
Actor Johnny Depp, the star of Disney's live-action Pirates of the Caribbean series, is born in Owensboro, Kentucky.
The Disney/Pixar animated feature Cars is generally released.