In the United States, Independence Day is celebrated on July 4.
- 1988 - Walt Disney World 4th of July Spectacular, an Independence Day special, is broadcast on television.
Theme park happenings
- 1956 - Indian War Canoes (now named Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes) opens at Disneyland.
- 1987 - Big Thunder Mountain opens at Tokyo Disneyland.
VHS & DVD releases
- 2000 - Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, and Robin Hood are released as part of the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection
- 1888 - Henry Armetta - Movie character actor
- 1898 - Johnny Lee - Actor and singer
- 1960 - Veronica Alicino - Actress
- 1974 - Jenica Bergere - Actress; Mick Wingert - Stand-up comedian, actor and voice actor
- 1978 - Becki Newton - Actress
- 1955 - Perce Pearce - Writer, producer and director
- 1993 - Anne Shirley - Actress
- 1995 - Eva Gabor - Actress, socialite and businesswoman
- 2005 - Bryan Coleman - British film and television actor
- 2008 - Thomas M. Disch - American author and poet
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