Edmonton in History

Alberta: Calgary - Red Deer

Historical Events

  • 1907-11-09 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
  • 1908-10-16 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux
  • 1908-12-30 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
  • 1910-01-20 Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
  • 1929-09-21 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton
  • 1958-08-14 Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21)
  • 1978-08-03 11th Commonwealth Games open in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1978-08-12 11th Commonwealth Games close in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1981-03-03 NY Islanders & Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie
  • 1982-04-10 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • 1983-05-17 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games

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1983-11-19 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1984-05-19 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders, 4 games to 1
  • 1984-12-17 NJ Devils 1st penalty shot-Rocky Trottier scores against Edmonton
  • 1985-01-26 Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season

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1985-01-29 Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1985-05-30 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • 1987-05-31 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
  • 1987-07-31 A rare, class F-4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage.
  • 1988-05-26 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • 1988-07-23 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks record 8 field goals vs Edmonton
  • 1988-08-09 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions
  • 1990-05-15 Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period
  • 1990-05-24 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1996-03-25 Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
  • 1996-03-25 Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova & Bushkov (RUS)
  • 1996-03-25 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
  • 1996-03-25 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA)
  • 2001-08-03 8th World Championships in Athletics open at Edmonton, Canada
  • 2001-08-12 8th World Championships in Athletics close at Edmonton, Canada
  • 2006-06-19 Stanley Cup: first time winners Carolina Hurricanes defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-3

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2007-02-27 Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the Edmonton Oilers

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

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2008-10-23 Joe Sakic scores his final career goal (#625) against the Edmonton Oilers

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic

Famous Birthdays


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1911-07-21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Massage), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • 1923-11-13 Arthur Hiller, Canadian director (Love Story), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2016)
  • 1925-03-26 Lord Graham of Edmonton, House of Lords (chief opposition whip)
  • 1938-05-24 Tommy Chong, Edmonton, Alberta, comedian/actor (Cheech & Chong)
  • 1946-10-24 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
  • 1955-12-03 Melody Anderson, Canadian actress (Flash Gordon), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1956-04-22 Catherine Mary Stewart, Edmonton, actress (Passion & Paradise)
  • 1958-06-20 Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
  • 1961-05-12 Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Edmonton, Alberta

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1961-06-09 Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor (Family Ties, Back to the Future, Teen Wolf), born in Edmonton, Alberta

  • 1962-02-28 Rae Dawn Chong, actress (Quest for Fire), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1964-10-25 Barb Broen-Ouellette, volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1966-09-09 Alison Sydor, x-ctry cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1967-03-23 David Ford, kayaker (Olympics-15-92, 96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1969-11-25 Jacqueline Hennessy, Edmonton, actress (Dead Ringers)
  • 1969-11-25 Jillian Hennessy, Edmonton, twin actress (Claire-Law & Order, Paper)
  • 1970-09-04 Cari Read, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-silver-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1971-01-04 Deb Sonnenberg, softball pitcher (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1971-03-27 Nathan Fillion, Canadian actor (Castle), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1971-04-08 Marc Peers, tornado sailor (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1971-06-04 Roy Janse, tornado sailor (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1971-11-03 Colbie Bell, 100kg Greco Roman wrestler (Oly-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1972-11-23 Paul Penny, Victoria BC, golfer (Edmonton City Amat-1993, 94)
  • 1974-01-24 Kristy Sargeant, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1976-08-01 Eryn Bulmer, diver (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta

Famous Deaths

  • 1993-11-28 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946)