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Mickey Mouse is born in 'Steamboat Willie' on Nov. 18, 1928. On Sunday he turned 84!

Nov 19, 2012 -- 5:07pm

Walt Disney's most famous cartoon creation turned 84 on Sunday.

Mickey's first appearance with sound -- and the first of his films to be distributed -- was in "Steamboat Willie" on Nov. 18, 1928.

The falsetto-speaking mouse appeared in "Plane Crazy" six months prior, alongside Minnie, but in that feature he was as quiet as a, well, mouse.

Ub Iwerks was the main animator for both shorts as well as co-director with Walt Disney, who also provided the vocals for the star of the show (he handed over voice duties to Jimmy MacDonald in 1946 after he got too busy with his empire).

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