Donald Duck Day
When : Always June 9th
Happy Birthday, Donald. We hope that Daisy Duck bakes you your favorite cake!
Donald Duck Day in honor of Donald Duck's cartoon debut. Donald first appeared in "The Wise Hen" on June 9, 1934. While Donald is over 70 years old, he doesn't act a day over 20. Donald is one of Disney's most famous and popular characters.
Did you Know? Donald has a middle name. Donald F. Duck's middle name is "Fauntleroy".
Enjoy Donald Duck Day in front of the television watching Donald, along with all of his family and friends.
The Origin of Donald Duck Day:
We discovered why this day was created...... to honor Donald's cartoon debut on June 9, 1934. We do know know for sure "who" created it. We strongly suspect it was Daisy Duck.
More on Donald from the Disney Archives
This Day in History June 9
Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River. (1534)
The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. It is the first legal corporation in the Americas. (1650)
James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of the future U.S. state of Georgia. (1732)
The British schooner Gaspée is burned off the coast of Rhode Island. (1772)
Five-hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa, and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts. (1856)
American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson concludes his successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign with a victory in the Battle of Port Republic; his tactics during the campaign are now studied by militaries around the world. (1862)
Birsa Munda, an important figure in the Indian independence movement, dies in a British prison under mysterious circumstances. (1900)
William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States' handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. (1915)
In the second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine disappear, possibly having first made it to the top. (1924)
Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross. (1928)
A Chicago Tribune reporter, Jake Lingle, is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a 100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone. (1930)
Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen. (1934)
World War II: 99 civilians are hung from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks. (1944)
McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?" (1954)
The USS George Washington is launched. It is the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles. (1959)
Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria (1967)
The U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. (1968)
In horseracing, Secretariat wins the Triple Crown. (1973)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to "all worthy men", ending a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men. (1978)
Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon. He will not be released until 1991. (1985)
In horseracing, Rags to Riches was the first filly in 106 years to win the Belmont Stakes Belmont Stakes. (2007)