National Donald Duck Day


Did you know that Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy? Derived from Old French, it means “child king.” On his 50th birthday in 1984, LA Mayor Tom Bradley first proclaimed June 9th as Donald Duck Day.




“Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!” Talk about a movie star! Donald Duck, with his mischievous and often irritably lovable personality, has appeared in more films than any other Disney character. His big screen debut came on June 9, 1934, in “The Wise Little Hen.”


In his 2nd appearance, he introduced his comic friend, Mickey Mouse. Donald’s girlfriend Daisy Duck and nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie all waddled in shortly after that. ‘Tis no wonder that in 2002 TV Guide named Donald Duck one of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time. Quack me up!

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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