1928:
Disney's Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Hot Dog is released.
It is the final Oswald short produced.

Imagineer and Disney Legend Harriet Burns is born Harriet Tapp in San Antonio,
 Texas. Burns was the first woman ever hired by Walt Disney Imagineering in a creative rather than an
 office capacity. She began working at Disney Studios in 1955 as a prop and set painter for the Mickey
 Mouse Club. Burns later helped to create Sleeping Beauty Castle, New Orleans Square, the Haunted
 Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many other theme park and World's Fair attractions.
Retiring in 1986, after 31 years with the Walt Disney Company, she later became involved with the Disney
fan community as a popular speaker.
2005:
Conductor John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra pay tribute to 
Walt Disney with a performance of Walt Disney: 75 Years of Music. Special guests include Dick Van Dyke, Jodi Benson, Paige O'Hara, and Alan Menken.
1907:
Actor and voice artist Alan Reed, the voice of Boris in Disney's 1955 classic Lady and the Tramp, is born in New York City. Cartoon fans may know him as the original voice of Fred Flintstone. Reed is credited with the catchphrase "Yabba dabba doo!" 
1932:
Disney's black & white Mickey Mouse cartoon Trader Mickey is released. A spoof of the 
1931 MGM film Trader Horn, it is directed by David Hand. While taking a shipload of musical instruments along the 
African coast, Mickey and Pluto are captured by cannibals!
1933:
 United States political leader George Mitchell is born in Waterville, Maine. A member
 since 1995 of the Walt Disney Company board of directors, he became Disney’s board chairman in 2004.
2002:
Disney releases the CD Disney's Greatest Hits, Vol 3The third and final volume of the Disney’s Greatest albums, this collection includes performances by Danny Elfman, Sarah McLachlan and Jodi Benson.

The animated Return to Never Land is released on VHS and DVD. Produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, it was originally released in February 2002 by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a sequel to Disney's 1953 film Peter Pan and is based on J. M. Barrie's 1911 novel Peter and Wendy
2006:
The evening performance of Disney's Tarzan (at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 
in New York City) benefits the Actors' Fund of America. (The Actors' Fund, which was 
founded in 1882, is a non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals.)

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards ceremony is held in California. Among the winners:
-Choice Movie: Action: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
-Choice Movie Actor: Action/Drama: Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest as Captain Jack Sparrow
-Choice Movie: Sleazebag: Bill Nighy – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest as Davy Jones 
-Choice Movie: Hissy Fit: Keira Knightley – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
-Choice Movie: Rumble: Orlando Bloom vs. Jack Davenport – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
-Choice Movie: Scream: Keira Knightley – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
-Choice Movie: Summer – Action/Drama: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
-Choice TV: Actor: James Denton (Desperate Housewives)
-Choice TV Show: Comedy/Musical:  High School Musical
-Choice TV Show: Reality:  American Idol
-Choice TV: Reality Star – Male: Drew Lachey (Dancing with the Stars)
-Choice TV: Breakout Star: Zac Efron (High School Musical)
-Choice TV: Chemistry: Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical)
1989:
 Lionel Hampton and his Big Band perform at Disneyland for the first of a seven-day engagement. A jazz vibraphonist, percussionist, bandleader and actor, Hampton ranks among the great names in jazz history.

Great Moments with 
Mr. Lincoln was the 
first Disney-created 
attraction 
to feature an 
Audio-Animatronics 
human figure.
The attraction
made its debut
at the 1964
World's Fair.
1974:
Actress Amy Lou Adams is born in Vicenza, Italy, to American parents. She 
appeared as Princess Giselle in the 2007 Walt Disney Pictures fantasy animated-live action film Enchanted (and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance). She also co-starred in the 2011 The Muppets.
1833:
Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third United States President, is
 born on a farm in North Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio. He is one of the few
 presidents to have a Disney song written about him. The 1968 film The One and Only Genuine
 Original Family Band features the Sherman Brothers' song "Oh, Benjamin Harrison." Visit him
 and all the U.S. Chief Executives at Disney World's The Hall of Presidents.
1992:
 Actress and singer/songwriter Demi Lovato is born in Dallas, Texas. Best
 known to Disney Channel fans as Mitchie Torres in Camp Rock, she also appeared in the series
As The Bell Rings (as Charlotte Adams) and starred in Sonny With a Chance (as Sonny Monroe).
 Lovato's debut album Don't Forget was released on Disney's Hollywood Records in 2008. In 2013 Lovato performed the single version of "Let It Go" for the animated feature film Frozen.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is widely released in theaters in Hong Kong.
1917:
Roy O. Disney (one of Walt's older brothers) begins his naval training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, located north of Chicago, Illinois. 
(He had enlised in the Navy back on June 22.)
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THIS DAY 
MADE IN 
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2004:
The annual 3-day Winnie's Hometown Festival kicks off in White River, Ontario.
The theme of this year's festival is "Winnie Goes Hawaiian."

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Play It! ends its run at Disney California Adventure. Opened since September 2001, the attraction was a modified version of the Who Wants to
Be a Millionaire ABC television game show.
2009:
Variety reports that director Robert Zemeckis is in talks with Disney for a remake of 
the 1968 animated Beatles film Yellow SubmarineZemeckis plans to make the new Yellow 
Submarine in the same cutting-edge 3-D process he has used for other films like The Polar Express and his 
upcoming version of A Christmas Carol. (The project will later be canceled.)
1929:
Stuntman Wayne "Buddy" Van Horn is born. He was hired as Guy Williams' double in the days 
when the Zorro cast did live performances at Disneyland. Although Williams was athletic and capable of doing much 
of the stunts - had he been accidentally injured it would have delayed shooting and been a costly postponement.
"I wore color-coordinated dresses, high heels and gloves to work. Girls didn't wear slacks back then, although I carried a pair in a little sack, just in case I had to climb into high places." -Harriet Burns


Trader Mickey released
Harriet Burns born
2011:
Day 2 of D23 Expo 2011 takes place at the Anaheim Convention
 Center with a soldout crowd. This day's 15-plus events include:
-D23 Expo Talent Round-Up with Disney artist Mike Clitherow
-Cast and Crew of Phineas and Ferb featuring Dan Povenmire, Swampy Marsh, Vincent
Martella, Alyson Stoner, and Dee Bradley Baker
-A Good Look At Buena Vista Street featuring a sneak peek at the new entrance to Disney California Adventure
 with Imagineers
-Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence of the ABC Family hit Melissa & Joey meet and greet fans
-D23 Expo Live Auction where fans can bid on unique experiences, tours, artwork, props, and one-of-a-kind
 Disney treasures, closes the evening
August 20
This Day in Disney History - THE FIRST - THE ORIGINAL
Traveling in time since 1999!
2017:
Disneyland's revived Main Street Electrical Parade runs for the last time as does
Pixar Play Parade at Disney California Adventure.
2010:
The Switch, a romantic comedy film directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, is released. The last Miramax film to be distributed by Disney before being sold to Filmyard Holdings (on December 3, 2010), it stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and child actor Thomas Robinson. Patrick Wilson, Juliette Lewis, and Jeff Goldblum appear in key supporting roles. Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's son.
1982:
Actress Meghan Ory is born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She is best known for her role as Red Riding Hood/Ruby on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time.
1954:
 Weather forecaster, journalist, television personality, actor, and author Al Roker is born Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. in Queens, New York. Roker voiced a caricature of himself in two episodes of the animated Disney Channel series The Proud Family.
2012:
Actress and comedienne Phyllis Diller, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh, passes away at age 95 in Los Angeles, California. She supplied the voice for Queen in the 1998 animated A Bug's Life. Diller made countless TV appearances on many shows including The Muppet Show and Boy Meets World.
1979:
Jazz-pop singer/songwriter/pianist Jamie Cullum is born in Essex, England. He sang two songs on the Meet the Robinsons soundtrack: "Where Is Your Heart At?" (written by Rufus Wainwright) & "Give Me the Simple Life" (a 1945 song written by Rube Bloom and Harry Ruby).
1952:
Animator & character designer Dan Haskett is born in New York City. His Disney credits include
Winnie the Pooh Discovers the SeasonsThe Brave Little ToasterThe Little MermaidBeauty and the BeastToy Story,
The Lion King 2: Simba's PrideMickey's Once Upon a ChristmasCinderella 2: Dreams Come True101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London AdventurePooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie, and The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning.
2013:
Walt Disney Records releases the official albums for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
1965:
The Woody Herman Orchestra begin an 8-day engagement at Disneyland as part of the Disneyland After Dark Entertainment schedule. Led by jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, and singer Woody Herman, the band's recordings have received numerous Grammy nominations.