At Walt Disney World, the formal grand opening of EPCOT Center begins. To be held over the next three days, the official Future World dedication takes place
on this evening with special invited guests surrounding Spaceship Earth. Cast members
dressed in tuxedos offer champagne as seven big bands provide entertainment for
the elegant occassion. High above the park, the Goodyear Blimp flashes the display:
"Saluting Walt Disney World, Epcot Center."
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At Disney's Hollywood Studios, "Disney Channel Rocks!" a live show
based on music from Disney Channel hit shows debuts. Taking place in front of the
Sorcerer's Hat, the show features music from High School Musical, Camp Rock, Cheetah Girls, Star
Struck and Jump In.
Formal Grand Opening of EPCOT Center - Day 1
Bill Condon, screenwriter and director, is born in New York City. He directed the
2017 live-action film adaptation of the animated 1991 film Beauty and the Beast.
Film producer Darla Kay Anderson is born in Glendale, California. Working for Pixar for nearly 25 years, her credits include Toy Story, It's Tough to Be a Bug, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Cars,
Toy Story 3, and Coco.
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, best known for portraying Mitchell Pritchett on the
ABC-TV sitcom Modern Family, is born in Montana. He also appeared in 2 episodes
of the ABC sitcom Ugly Betty.
Composer and lyricist for films, television, and theatre Marc Shaiman is born in
Newark, New Jersey. His film credits include Sister Act (1992), Life with Mikey (1993), Sister Act 2: Back
in the Habit (1993), George of the Jungle (1997), The Kid (2000), and Mary Poppins Returns (2018).
Actor Christopher Lloyd is born Christopher Alan Lloyd in Stamford, Connecticut. Making his screen debut in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), he gained widespread recognition as Jim Ignatowski in the comedy series Taxi (1978–1983) and later in the Back to the Future trilogy. His Disney credits include Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) as Judge Doom, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) as the voice of Merlock the Magician, Angels in the Outfield (1994) as Al "The Boss" Angel, Camp Nowhere (1994) as Dennis, Angels in the Endzone (1997) returning to the role of Al, My Favorite Martian (1999) as Uncle Martin, and Santa Buddies (2009) as Stan.
Just ahead of its debut on November 12th, The Cinema Society hosts a screening of Disney+’s Lady and the Tramp in New York City. Disney+ is a subscription video on-demand (SVOD) streaming service; also set to debut on November 12. Lady and the Tramp is a live-action adaptation of Walt Disney’s 1955 animated film of the same name, which was based on the Cosmopolitan magazine story of Happy Dan, The Cynical Dog by Ward Greene. It is set to be released exclusively on November 12, 2019 on Disney+, making it the first remake to not receive a theatrical release, instead debuting on an online streaming platform.
Actor Jeff Goldblum is born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania. Starring in some of the highest-grossing films of his era, such as Jurassic Park (1993) and Independence Day (1996), his documentary web television series The World According to Jeff Goldblum debuted on Disney+ in November 2019. The series follows Goldblum, in which he explores the world, for example tattoos, ice-creams and sneakers and how they are developed. He appeared in both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok as The Grandmaster (during the closing credits).
Veteran character actress Mary Wickes passes away at age 85 in Los Angeles, California.
She played the warm yet jocular maid Katie in the Mickey Mouse Club serial Annette (1957-1958) and was later the animators' model for Cruella De Vil in the 1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Her Disney credits also include the live-action films Napoleonand Samantha and Snowball Express. Wickes is probably best know for playing Sister Mary Lazarus in Sister Act (1992) and in the sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993). Although it won't be released until June 1996, Disney fans will be able to hear her one last time as the voice of Laverne in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Actress Saffron Burrows is born in London, England. She played the recurring role of Victoria Hand on the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Activist, libertarian political activist, actor, writer and musician Russell Means passes away at age 72 in South Dakota. He provided the voice of Chief Powhatan in Disney's Pocahontas (1995) and Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998).
Hello My Name Is..., the debut studio album by singer/songwriter Bridgit Mendler, is released through Hollywood Records. Disney Channel fans know her as Juliet van Heusen on