1984- The Walt Disney Company informed it’s chairman Ron Miller that they wanted his resignation. Disney had fallen to 14th in film box office by then. Miller had been Walt’s son-in-law and he was he was once a tight end for the LA Rams. Within two years of Roy Disney, Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg taking power, Disney was number one.
1986- John Lasseter’s award wining short Luxo Jr, premiered at Siggraph’86 Dallas.