November 18, 1978 – Mickey Mouse Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
“With his unfailing good cheer, Mickey Mouse appears to be one of the last dependable figures in a world beset by turmoil and confusion.” – Charles Solomon, L.A. Times Reporter
On November 18, 1978, Mickey Mouse was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, becoming the first cartoon character with this distinction. Located on 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Mickey’s star was a culmination of his popularity and his presence as the face of the Walt Disney Company. The honor also coincided with the official announcement from the Disney Archives that November 18, the day that Steamboat Willie first premiered in 1928, would be officially known as Mickey’s birthday.