2005:
Radio Disney AM 1110 and the City of Burbank Park, Recreation 
and Community Services Department host the 7th Annual Easter Eggs-plosion 2005 event at Johnny Carson Park in Burbank, California.

Robert Iger makes his first move at the helm of Disney when he reassignes Peter Murphy, the company's Chief Strategic Officer, and pledges to disband the company's strategic planning division. (The division, which was created by Michael Eisner, has been charged by many with stifling creativity under a superfluous layer of bureaucracy.) Iger's first official day as CEO won't begin until October 1.
1827:
Ludwig van Beethoven, perhaps the most famous German composer of
 classical music, passes away in Austria at the age of 57. His Symphony No. 6 in F major  (also
 known as the Pastoral Symphony and completed in 1808) can be heard in the Pastoral Symphony segment of Disney's
 1940 Fantasia. Despite a personal life troubled by deafness and irritability brought on by chronic abdominal pain, he
 composed, conducted, and performed all of his adult life. Beethoven's large body of work had a profound influence on
 generations of composers.
1906:
Continental cinema representative and 1997 Disney Legend Wally Feignoux is born in Paris, France. During the 1930s and 40s, he represented Disney's interests to its motion picture distributor at the time, RKO, and made heroic contributions while keeping the Disney's Paris office open during the Nazi occupation, between 1939 and 1945.
1907:
Academy Award-winning composer, arranger & scorer Leigh Harline, whose 
music appears in such Disney classics as PinocchioSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and many of the Silly Symphony shorts, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Among his best known melodies ... "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee," "Give a Little Whistle," "I've Got No Strings," and "Some Day My Prince Will Come." (He will be inducted a Disney Legend in 2001.)
1927:
Live action filming is shot for 5 of Walt Disney's Alice comedy films.
1931:
Actor Leonard Nimoy, the voice of King Kashekim Nedakh in Disney's 2001 release Atlantis: The Lost Empire, is born in Boston, Massachusetts. (Sci-fi fans know Nimoy best as Mr. Spock from the original Star Trek series.)
1946:
Johnny Crawford, an original Mouseketeer, is born in Los Angeles, California. (In 1955 his singing impersonation of Johnnie Ray led to a contract with Disney.) Besides appearing on the 1955 TV series Mickey Mouse Club, he also portayed Mark McCain on the popular ABC-TV series The Rifleman.
1948:
Singer-songwriter Steven Tyler, who appears with his band
 Aerosmith in Disney's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster attraction, is born
 Steven Victor Tallarico in Yonkers, New York.
1950:
Actor Martin Short - the voice of B.E.N. in Disney's 2002 animated feature Treasure 
Planet and the voice of Lars in 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure - is 
born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The narrator of Epcot's The Making of Me and O Canada, he 
can also be seen in the 2006 The Santa Clause 3 as Jack Frost! (Comedy fans will know Short from his work on 
SCTV and SNL and for his memorable characters Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimely.)

Film score composer & conductor Alan Silvestri is born in New York City. His music can 
be heard in Disney's 1986 Flight of the Navigator, 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1998 remake of The Parent 
Trap, 2002 Lilo & Stitch and the 2009 A Christmas Carol.
1955:
"The Ballad Of Davy Crockett" sung by Bill Hayes - and written by George Bruns & Tom Blackburn - peaks at #1 on the pop singles chart (it will stay there for five weeks). It is the very first recorded version of the song, but with the ongoing success of Disney's Davy Crockett phenomenon, versions by Fess Parker and Tennessee Ernie Ford will quickly follow.
1958:
At the 1957 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Disney's The Wetback Hound is
 awarded an Oscar (Short Subjects, Live Action). Disney's The Truth About
 Mother Goose is edged out by Warner Bros.' Birds Anonymous in the Short
 Subjects, Cartoon category.
1961:
The TV series Walt Disney Presents airs "Man in Flight II."
1976:
Disney re-releases Dumbo in theaters for the 5th and final time.
1990:
Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's "Under the Sea" from Disney's The Little
 Mermaid wins an Oscar for Best Song at the 62nd Academy Awards. Menken is also
 awarded for his original score for The Little Mermaid. Touchstone Pictures' Dead Poets Society is awarded for
 Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
1994:
At Disney's EPCOT, Food Rocks - an animatronic musical food group revue - replaces Kitchen Kabaret (which has been closed since January).
1999:
The Disney/Jumbo Pictures animated film Doug's 1st Movie (based on the Saturday morning animated series) is officially released.
2000:
"You'll Be In My Heart" - written and performed by Phil Collins
 from the Disney feature Tarzan - wins an Oscar for Best Song at the 72nd Academy
 Awards (hosted by Billy Crystal). Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody make an animated appearance
 presenting the award for best animated short film (to The Old Man and the Sea), and Sarah McLachlin and
 Randy Newman perform "When She Loved Me" from the movie Toy Story 2.
2001:
The Wonderful World of Disney airs the special "South Pacific" (a new production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical) on ABC-TV.
2003:
The film Wonders of China ends its run at Epcot.  It will be replaced with Reflections of China.
2004:
An article titled "Hats off to 'Davy,' Fess Parker" (by Susan Wloszczyna)
 appears in USA TODAY. Parker is best known for his role of Davy
 Crockett in the Disneyland TV series.
1985:
Actress Keira Knightley - known for her role of Elizabeth Swann in both Disney features Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - is born in Middlesex, England.

Actress Francesca Marie Smith is also born on this day. Her Disney voice credits include 
Recess: Taking the Fifth GradeRecess: All Growed DownRecess: School's Out, the original series Recess and 
the animated feature A Bug's Life.
1996:
 The EP album Songs From The AristoCats is released on Walt Disney
 Records. It features a cover version of "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat" performed by Brian Setzer.
 Also released on this day is Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach on Delos Records. This CD features Disney
 tunes in the style of great classical composers.
Roy Disney gives a speech to the Council of Institutional Investors in Washington, D.C. He discusses the ongoing situation at The Walt Disney Company and the relationship between the owners of public companies and their stewards. 

The Dixon Middle School Stage Band (from Jacksonville, North Carolina)
 performs at the Magic Kingdom in Tomorrowland as part of Disney
 World's Magic Music Celebration.
2007:
It is reported that Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center has teamed up 
with Walt Disney Parks and electronics company Siemens to create a collection of 
arcade games called Project Spaceship Earth for Disney’s Epcot. The project is part of a 12-
year alliance between Siemens (a technology company devoted to creating a wide range of products, including 
communications, transportation, and power technologies) and Disney. The attraction, which will occupy 9000 sqaure 
feet, will take the form of several exhibits that relate to health care, transportation, and energy.

      A 10-year-old giraffe named Nikki gives birth to a calf, 
      named Rori, at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Leigh Harline worked for various radio
 stations before joining the
Walt Disney studios in 1932 as an
arranger and scorer. He won
an Academy Award for the song
"When You Wish Upon a Star" from
 Disney's Pinocchio (1940) which later
 became the signature theme for
 Disney's TV series.
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"I despise a world which does not feel that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy."
-Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
2010:
Waking Sleeping Beauty begin its theatrical run with limited releases in New York, 
Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. The film, directed by Don Hahn, chronicles the time 
from 1984 to 1994, when a "perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever."

Disney Channel premieres Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, starring Jennifer Stone.
1962:
Actor Eric Allan Kramer, Bob Duncan on the Disney Channel series Good Luck Charlie, is born Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Traveling in time since 1999!
2016:
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler celebrates his 68th birthday with a ride on the
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
"Still the best ride in the place!" -Steven Tyler