Birthdays: The cat cartoonist Kliban
1943- Walt Disney's Donald Duck cartoon Der Fuehrer's Face premiered.
1959- The Chipmunk Song by David Seville (aka Ross Bagdassarian) tops the pop charts..
1963- Tetsuwan Atomu or Atom Boy, an animated television show by Osamu Tezuka premiered on Japanese TV. As Astro Boy it became the first Japanese anime show to break into the mainstream American market.
1966- An ailing Walt Disney served as Grand Marshal for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Standing in the crowd on the curb with his mother was young John Lasseter.