- March 11 - Escape from the Dark and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- April 15 - Fantasia (re-release; simulated stereo version), The Three Caballeros (re-release) and Never a Dull Moment (re-release)
- June 10 - The Boatniks (re-release)
- June 22 - A Tale of Two Critters and The Rescuers
- June 24 - Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
- November 3 - Pete's Dragon
- December 16 - Candleshoe
- Televangelist Pat Robertson founds the cable channel which will eventually become ABC Family.
- The New Mickey Mouse Club premieres on January 16.
- Disneyland's PeopleMover receives the SuperSpeed Tunnel, located inside what is now the upper level of Innoventions, a section of the ride which placed riders on a speedway using projections. In 1982, it was re-themed as the Tron SuperSpeed Tunnel, and placed riders and their PeopleMover in a light cycle race.
- January 2 - Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland closes at Disneyland to make way for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
- May 27 - Space Mountain, Starcade and the Space Stage open in Tomorrowland at Disneyland.
- Peter Sohn (animator, voice actor and storyboard artist)
- January 13 - Orlando Bloom (actor)
- January 31 - Bobby Moynihan (actor and comedian)
- February 17 - Jim (Hong Kong actor)
- March 24 - Jessica Chastain (actress)
- April 26 - Jason Earles (actor and comedian)
- May 2 - Jenna von Oÿ (actress and country music singer)
- May 16 - Lynn Collins (actress)/Melanie Lynskey (actress)
- July 10 - Gwendoline Yeo (actress, voice actress and musician)
- July 13 - Kari Wahlgren (voice actress)
- July 15 - Lana Parrilla (actress)
- October 16 - John Mayer (singer)
- October 26 - Jon Heder (actor and filmmaker)
- December 10 - Emmanuelle Chriqui (actress)
- January 6 - Niall MacGinnis (actor)
- January 14 - Peter Finch (actor)
- February 18 - Andy Devine (character actor and comic cowboy sidekick)
- May 10 - Joan Crawford (actress)
- June 2 - Forrest Lewis (actor)
- June 13 - Matthew Garber (actor)
- June 14 - Alan Reed (actor and voice actor)
- August 3 - Alfred Lunt (American stage director and actor)
- August 16 - Elvis Presley (singer and actor)
- August 22 - Sebastian Cabot (actor)
- September 8 - Zero Mostel (actor, comedian and singer)
- September 13 - Leopold Stokowski (conductor)
- September 29 - Robert McKimson (animator, illustrator and director)
- October 14 - Bing Crosby (singer and actor)
- December 25 - Charlie Chaplin (actor)