This Day in History

This Day in Disney History January 29th

1915-Disney Legend Bill Peet is born.

1943-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Tire Trouble is released.


1959-Animated film Sleeping Beauty is released.


1960-Television show The Wild Burro of the West airs.

1961-Television show Texas John Slaughter: End of the Trail airs.

1967-Part 3 of Television show Gallagher Goes West: Tragedy of the Trial airs.

2004-Final episode of Threat Matrix airs.

2010-Touchstone film When in Rome is released.

2016-Film The Finest Hours starring Chris Pine is released.

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This Day in Disney History January 14th

1924-Disney Legend Guy Williams is born.

1949-Pluto cartoon Pueblo Pluto is released.


1955-Donald Duck cartoon No Hunting is released.


1962-Part 2 of Television Show Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates airs.

1968-Part 2 of Television show Way Down Cellar airs.

1973-Part 2 of Television Show The Mystery in Dracula’s Castle airs.

1976-Television series the Bionic Woman premieres on ABC.

1977-Television series Mickey Mouse Club is updated and rerun.

Television series Fantasy Island premieres on ABC.


1979-Part 2 of Television special Donovan’s Kid is released.

Final episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries airs on ABC.

1990-Television movie Exile airs.

1994-Film Iron Will is released.


2000-Film The Hurricane is released.

2005-Film Elektra starring Jennifer Garner and Terrance Stamp is released.

Disney Channel Original Movie Now You See It airs.

2015-Actor Alan Rickman dies.

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This Day in Disney History January 12th

1964-Part 2 of The Ballad of Hector the Stowaway Dog entitled Who the Heck is Hector? airs.

1966-Television series Batman premieres on ABC.


Final episode of Burke’s Law airs.

1973-Television special Fifty Happy Years airs.

1981-Television series Dynasty premieres on ABC.


1990-International Gateway opens at EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.  It is another entrance into Epcot, and is sometimes referred to as the Back Gate into the park.


1996-United States Government purchases the Shades of Green, making it a Resort hotel exclusively for Military Personal and Veterans.

1999-Disney Legend Betty Lou Gerson dies.

Television series The PJ’s premieres.

2000-Disney Legend Marc Davis dies.

2001-Touchstone film Double Take is released.

Disney channel original movie Zenon: The Zequel starring Kristen Storms airs.

Downtown Disney District opens up in what will soon be the Disneyland Resort.


Store World of Disney opens in Downtown Disney District.


Arcade, Store and Restaurant ESPN Zone opens in Downtown Disney District.


Downtown Disney District restaurant Rainforest Cafe opens at the soon to be Disneyland Resort.


2006-Hollywood Pictures film Primeval is released.

ABC Sitcom Crumbs airs.

2007-Disney Channel Series Cory in the House premieres.


Disney Channel original movie Jump In! airs.

2010-New Stroller and Wheelchair rental store opens in the Disneyland Resort.

2011-Television series Off the Map premieres on ABC.

2012-Adventureland attraction Enchanted Tiki Room-Under New Management closes at Magic Kingdom.

2016-ABC Family becomes Freeform.

Television series Shadowhunters premieres on Freeform.

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This Day in Disney History January 10th

1927-Alice Comedy Alice the Golf Bug is released.

1930-Disney Legend and son of Roy, Roy Edward Disney is born.

1932-Mickey Mouse Sunday Page premieres.

1941-Donald Duck cartoon Timber is released.


1965-Television special Ida, and the offbeat Eagle airs.

1969-Marvel Comics publishes Marvel Super-Heroes #18 in which the Guardians of the Galaxy debut.


1970-The Preview Center opens in Orlando, Florida.  It showcases models and sketches for the upcoming Walt Disney World.

1971-Part 2 of Television show Three Without Fear airs.

1980-Marvel Comics Uncanny X-Men #129 is published, it debuts Kitty Pryde.


1981-Marvel Comics Avengers Annual #10 is published, it debuts Rogue.


1988-Animated series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh premieres.


1992-Hollywood Picture film The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is released.

1999-Wonderful World of Disney Movie The New Swiss Family Robinson airs.

2000-Cooking Show “The Ainsley Harriet Show” premieres.

2001-The One Hundred Millionth guest walks through the gates of Disneyland Paris.

2003-Disney Channel original movie You Wish! airs.

2016-Singer David Bowie dies.

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This Day in Disney History January 8th

1916-Disney Legend Card Walker is born.

1947-Performer David Bowie is born.

1956-Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Club Circus ends its run at Disneyland.

1960-Television show The Swamp Fox: Day of Reckoning airs.

1961-Television show The Swamp Fox: A Woman’s Courage airs.

1966-Television series Court Martial premieres on ABC.

1967-Part 1 of Television show Willie and the Yank airs.

1978-Television show Three on the Run airs.

1981-The Two Hundred Millionth guest walks through the gates of Disneyland.

1989-Television special Dinosaur…Secret of the Lost Legend airs.

1998-The first McDonald’s on Disney parks property opens up at Marketplace of Downtown Disney.


2002-Television series Imagine That premieres.

2003-Television series The Bachelorette premieres.

2004-The Five Hundred Millionth guest walks through the gates of Disneyland.

2008-Final episode of Higglytown Heroes airs.

2013-Late Night Show Jimmy Kimmel Live! moves up 25 minutes earlier to compete with Jay Leno and David Letterman and does so successfully.


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This Day in Disney History January 3rd

1965-Television special on Wonderful World of Color The Disneyland Tenth Anniversary Show airs.


1971-Part 1 of Television show Three Without Fear airs.

1984-Circle Vision film America the Beautiful ends its run as an attraction in Tomorrowland of Disneyland.

1989-Main Street USA restaurant Sunkist Citrus House closes in Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction If You Could Fly closes at Magic Kingdom.

1991-Television series Blossom starring Mayim Bialik airs.

1994-Television series The Good Life premieres.

The Land pavilion animatronic show Kitchen Kabaret closes in Epcot’s Future World.

1998-Final episode of Wide World of Sports airs on ABC.  From now on, ESPN takes care of all of the sporting needs.

2004-The Land pavilion attraction Food Rocks closes in Epcot’s Future World.

2007-Television series Knights of Prosperity premieres.

Temporary overlay Rockin’ Space Mountain opens in Disneyland a rock and roll themed experience of Space Mountain.

Temporary overlay Rockin’ California Screamin’ opens in California Adventure.  A different soundtrack to California Screamin’.

2016-Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights ends, shutting down a 20 year run at Disney-MGM and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.