Actor George C. Scott, the voice of McLeach in Disney's 1990 film The Rescuers Down Under, is born in Wise, Virginia.
Actor Peter Boyle is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He will portray Mr. Whittle in Disney's live-action The Santa Clause, and Father Time in both The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3.
Disney's 19th animated feature film The Jungle Bookhas its general release. Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of the jungle is the last animated feature personally supervised by Walt Disney.
Actor Zac Efron, the star of Disney Channel's 2006 High School Musical, and its sequels, is born in San Luis Obispo, California.