National Donald Duck Day is observed annually on June 9th.  This day commemorates the birthday of the funny animal cartoon character, Donald Duck. Donald made his first screen debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen.

Walt Disney Treasures - The Chronological Donald, Volume One (1934 - 1941)

Collector's Edition

Florence Gill (Actor), Clarence Nash (Actor), & 2 more
Walt Disney Treasures – The Chronological Donald, Volume One (1934 – 1941)

Collector’s Edition

Florence Gill (Actor), Clarence Nash (Actor), & 2 more

Donald Duck usually wears a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie and is most famous for his semi-intelligible speech along with his mischievous and irritable personality. For everyone’s safety please do not confuse him with a Rubber Ducky, as they have thier own day.

See National Oklahoma Day to learn more about Clarence Nash.  The man who gave Donald his voice.

Donald Duck has appeared in more films than any other Disney character.   Donald was also declared in 2002 by TV Guide as one of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all times.

It was in Donald’s second appearance in Orphan’s Benefit that he was introduced to his comic friend, Mickey Mouse.  Donald’s girlfriend, Daisy Duck, along with his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, were introduced shortly after that. 

Disney Donald Duck Plush - Medium - 17 Inch

by Disney
Disney Donald Duck Plush – Medium – 17 Inch

by Disney

In addition to animation, Donald is also known for his appearance in comic books and newspaper comic strips.

One of Donald Duck’s famous sayings is “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.”

Hot Wheels 2019 Disney 90th Anniversary Edition (Donald Duck (Vandetta))

by Hot Wheels Collectible
Hot Wheels 2019 Disney 90th Anniversary Edition (Donald Duck (Vandetta))

by Hot Wheels Collectible

HOW TO OBSERVE

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HISTORY

National Donald Duck Day first proclaimed by LA Mayor Tom Bradley in 1984 on Donald’s 50th birthday. The world’s most famous duck gave the city a silver statue of himself as a gift in memory of the big day. He also toured the country leading up to the big Disney birthday party bash. 

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