This day's Disney DVD releases include The Boatniks, Toby
Tyler, Johnny Tremain, and The World's Greatest Athlete.
The audio CD Radio Disney: Move It is released. The 15 tracks
include "We Will Rock You" (Queen), Le Freak (Chic), and "Macarena" (Los Del Rio).
Voice actor, writer and producer Bill Scott is born William John Scott in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His Disney voice credits include The Wuzzles and Adventures of the Gummi Bears. Scott is best remembered as the voice of Bullwinkle J. Moose for the animated Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and for supplying the voice of Dudley Do-Right for The Dudley Do-Right Show. (During World
War II Scott served in the U.S. Army's First Motion Picture Unit where he reported to Lt. Ronald Reagan ... and
worked with Disney animator Frank Thomas!)
Passengers aboard the Disney Magic's maiden
voyage become the very first Disney guests to
set foot on Disney's private island, Castaway
Cay (which officially opened July 30). Located
225 nautical miles from Disney's home port of Port Canaveral,
Florida, the island stretches 3.1 miles long and 2.2 miles wide.
Originally called Gorda Cay, the island was used for filming the Touchstone 1984 feature Splash - where Tom Hanks
first encountered Daryl Hannah on the beach.
Disney's newest ship the Disney Wonder is escorted into Port Canaveral,
Florida for the first time, by its sister ship the Disney Magic.
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, songwriter Richard Sherman, and the
Disneyland Band rededicate Disney's Soundstage 2 in Burbank, California,
to The Julie Andrews Stage. Andrews filmed Disney's Mary Poppins and recently The Princess Diaries at this famous location. The Princess Diaries will be released the following day.
The late Guy Williams, the star of Disney's 1950s Zorro TV series,
is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Known for playing
swashbuckling action heroes, Williams had passed away in 1989. He was also known for
the role of the father of the Robinson family on the 1960s sci-fi TV series Lost in Space.
The Bangles perform two shows at Disney's California Adventure.
An all-female band that originated in the early 1980s, they are best known for their hits
"Manic Monday" and "Walk Like An Egyptian."
Touchstone Pictures releases the science fiction thriller Signs, starring Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix and Rory Culkin. The story focuses on a former preacher named Graham Hess (Gibson), who discovers a series of crop circles in his cornfield. Hess slowly becomes
convinced that the phenomena are a result of extraterrestrial life.
Due to the early morning threat of Hurricane Erin, all Walt Disney World theme
parks open late at 11:00 AM. Hurricane Erin is the fifth named tropical cyclone and the second
hurricane of the unusually active 1995 Atlantic hurricane season.
In Aspen, Colorado, 36 Disney executives gather (for the next 3 days)
to brainstorm ideas for a second Anaheim-based theme park to be built next to
Disneyland. The result will be a plan for Disney's California Adventure!
The August 1963
issue of National
49-page article by
Robert De Roos.
It also featured a rare
photo (taken by
Thomas Nebbia) of
Walt, his wife, & their
grandchildren in the
Station apartment ...
a photography first!
Castaway Cay greets first Disney guests
Guy Williams receives Hollywood Star
"Memories just come flooding back, rehearsing on the back lot in that excruciating heat. It firmed us up and got us healthy... Just all the wonderful things, the chimney sweep sequence, the Cherry Tree Lane stuff, wonderful memories. And now, I have a whole bunch of new memories, The Princess Diaries."
-Julie Andrews (This Day in Disney History 2001)
Volume II issue III of D23's magazine Disney twenty-three debuts.
The Fall 2010 issue features a sneak peek of the animated feature Tangled.
Disney announces plans to double the size of the entertainment area of the
Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park over three years.
Bestselling artist and #1 Billboard Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker releases her newest
album, Wish Upon a Star: A Tribute To The Music of Walt Disney on Shadow
Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You! airs on Disney XD. It's the summer solstice,
so Phineas, Ferb, & their friends decide to travel around the world in one day in an effort to create the "Biggest,
Longest, Funnest summer day of all time."
Screenwriter, actor, film producer, and director Kevin Smith is born Kevin Patrick
Smith in New Jersey. Also a comic book writer, author, comedian/raconteur, and internet radio personality,
he is best known for his films Clerks and Clerks II and his character Silent Bob. Clerks: The Animated Series aired
on ABC-TV in May 2000. In 2010, Smith lent his voice to the character Clive Addison for an episode of Disney's
Phineas and Ferb.
The newest "American Idol," Phillip Phillips, surprises a theater full of park guests
when he makes an appearance on-stage at "The American Idol Experience" at
Disney's Hollywood Studios. In central Florida for a performance of the "American Idol Live!" concert
tour, Phillips also tapes a series of short videos that Walt Disney Entertainment will use in the future during the
This Day in Disney History - THE FIRST - THE ORIGINAL
Traveling in time since 1999!