Walt Disney's older brother Roy enlists in the U.S. Navy.
Disney Legend Paul Frees, one of the most successful voice actors of all time, is born Solomon Hersh Frees in Chicago, Illinois. His Disney work includes Goofy's Freeway Troubles, The Absent-Minded Professor, the voice of Ludwig Von Drake for TV shows, and a number of voices for park attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion.
Disney's Lady and the Tramp, the studio's first feature-length cartoon produced in CinemaScope, is generally released.
Disney's 23rd animated feature film The Rescuers is released in U.S. theaters. The movie features the voices of Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Joe Flynn, and James Macdonald.
Disney's animated feature Atlantis: The Lost Empire is released. The film includes the voice-over talents of Leonard Nimoy, Michael J. Fox, James Garner, Jim Varney, Don Novello, and David Ogden Stiers.
Epcot's newly-updated American Adventure debuts. It now includes moments from 9-11-2001, current military operations, and other recent events.