On This Day: RIP Walt Disney

On this day, in 1966, movie producer Walt Disney died at the age of 65.  Walt Disney and his brother are the originators of a company that each of us remembers as a child.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Tale as Old as Time

Tale as Old as Time

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney

Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Peter Pan, Newsies, Wall-E, and Mary Poppins, just to name a few!

Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney Random Facts:

  • Today, The Walt Disney Company has annual revenues of over 30 billion.
  • Disney’s first recognizable character eventually developed into Alice in Wonderland.
  • Mickey Mouse was developed after Disney lost the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
  • Walt Disney died of a heart attack at 9:30am
  • Disney’s last words were “Kurt Russell”.  The actor himself did not understand the meaning.

Walt Disney PicturesAlso On This Day:

  • Bill of Rights Day – The Constitution was ratified on December 15, 1791.
  • Gone with the Wind premiered in Atlanta, GA. (1939)
  • Construction of the Jefferson Memorial began. (1938)
  • Happy Birthday Mo Vaughn – “The Hit Dog”
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