Michael Delaney Dowd was born on this day in 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. Michael became an internationally famous singer and television host under his stage name of Michael Douglas. In 1950, he served as the singing voice of Prince Charming in Cinderella. In 1976, Douglas tape five programs at Walt Disney World, the first non-Disney program to do so and in 1983, Douglas served as the host for the first live broadcast of Walt Disney’s Christmas Parade. In a strange twist of fate, Douglas died on his birthday in 2006. Visit Cinderella Castle in The Magic Kingdom in honor of Mr. Douglas.
Gerard J. Reyes was born on this date in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. Reyes played Tearlach, one of Jack’s crew in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Reyes also played the role of Pusasn in the third movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. This is a no-brainer; while you’re at The Magic Kingdom enjoy The Pirates of the Caribbean in Adventureland.
Will Friedle was born on this date in 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut. Friedle played Eric Matthews on Boys Meet World, Batman in Batman Beyond and Ron Stoppable on Kim Possible. Play the Agent P game at EPCOT in remembrance of its former status as the Kim Possible Challenge.
Alyson Stoner was born in 1993 in Toledo, Ohio. Stoner appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Stoners’ Disney credits include Mike’s Super Short Show, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, That’s So Raven, Camp Rock and the voice of Isabella on Phineas and Ferb. Stop by over at Hollywood Studios and visit the cast of Phineas and Ferb.
1970: Jim Bunning becomes the second pitcher to win 100 games in both leagues. The only other was Cy Young. Bunning went on to be a Senator from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Just go to Casey’s.
1953: Terry Bollea was born in Georgia. Famous as Hulk Hogan, Bollea has had a long career as an actor and professional wrestler. Hogan has also appeared on Kim Possible and Gnomeo and Juliet. The Agent P game is perfect, remembering that it used to be the Kim Possible Challenge.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.