Canadian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 562


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1921-12-29 Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1922-01-11 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes - Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada
  • 1922-06-29 France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes."
  • 1924-03-27 Canada recognizes USSR
  • 1924-04-01 The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
  • 1925-05-21 Canadians allowed to sell beer
  • 1925-06-10 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.
  • 1925-06-29 Canada House opens in London, England.
  • 1926-04-19 30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1926-06-29 Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1926-11-10 Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • 1927-02-18 US & Canada open diplomatic relations
  • 1927-06-01 Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens
  • 1927-08-07 Peace Bridge between US & Canada dedicated
  • 1928-02-19 Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
  • 1928-06-24 With declining business, the Great Gorge and International Railway begins using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada.
  • 1929-01-02 US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
  • 1929-03-22 USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
  • 1929-04-19 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
  • 1929-09-21 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton
  • 1929-10-18 Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law
  • 1930-07-29 Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1930-08-07 Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1930-08-16 1st British Empire Games open in Hamilton, Canada
  • 1930-08-23 1st British Empire Games close in Hamilton, Canada
  • 1930-09-29 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
  • 1930-10-29 1st Eastern Canada night CF game: Oshawa vs Toronto Balmy Beach
  • 1931-02-28 Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass
  • 1931-10-10 A J Bennett hits H Garbarino for 1st scoring pass in Canada's Big 4
  • 1931-12-01 Ottawa branch of Royal Mint begins operation as Royal Canadian Mint
  • 1931-12-11 Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (not then part of Canada)
  • 1932-06-17 Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada
  • 1932-07-18 US & Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway
  • 1933-03-04 Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • 1933-04-25 US & Canada drop Gold Standard
  • 1933-07-01 The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
  • 1934-04-19 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8
  • 1935-03-11 Bank of Canada first opens on Wellington Street, Ottawa
  • 1935-04-12 Royal Proclamation sets design of Canada's new Jubilee Silver Dollar
  • 1935-05-01 Canada's 1st silver dollar is circulated
  • 1935-06-03 One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 1935-10-23 Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time
  • 1936-01-06 Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
  • 1936-11-02 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.
  • 1937-04-19 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-08-18 FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939-03-07 Guy Lombardo & Royal Canadians 1st record "Auld Lang Syne"
  • 1939-09-03 World War II: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1939-09-10 Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany
  • 1940-02-25 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)
  • 1940-04-19 44th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:28.6
  • 1940-06-10 Canada declares war on Italy.
  • 1940-08-17 FDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission
  • 1940-10-02 British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk
  • 1941-01-03 Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
  • 1941-01-09 Maiden flight by Canada's British-built Avro Lancaster military plane
  • 1941-12-25 Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-12-30 Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1942-03-03 1st combat flight for Canadian British-built Avro Lancaster bomber
  • 1942-07-05 Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
  • 1942-08-06 Canadian destroyer HMCS Assiniboine sinks U-210
  • 1942-08-19 World War II: Over 4,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed, wounded or captured raiding Dieppe, France
  • 1942-09-18 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
  • 1943-01-03 Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
  • 1943-03-19 Airship Canadian Star torpedoed & sinks
  • 1943-04-19 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8
  • 1943-07-10 US, British and Canadian forces invade Sicily in WW II (Operation Husky)
  • 1943-08-04 British premier Winston Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada
  • 1943-11-18 First US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
  • 1943-12-10 British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
  • 1944-04-18 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4
  • 1944-05-23 British and Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo, Italy
  • 1944-06-07 Canadian 50th division occupies Bayeux
  • 1944-07-20 British and Canadian troops occupy Hill 67/Ifs/Bras/Frenouville, Normandy
  • 1944-07-20 Canadian Cameron Highlanders conquer St Andre
  • 1944-07-25 World War II: Operation Spring - one of Canada's bloodiest days, 18,444 casualties and 5,021 killed
  • 1944-08-07 Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation
  • 1944-08-08 Canada/Polish troops occupy Cramesnil/Secqueville/Cintheaux/St-Aignan
  • 1944-08-14 Operation Tractable: new Canadian offensive
  • 1944-08-16 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise, Normandy
  • 1944-08-17 4th Canadian Armoured division occupiers Trun, Normandy
  • 1944-08-17 Canadian 2nd division conquers Falaise, Normandy
  • 1944-09-03 Canadian troops liberate Abbeville, France
  • 1944-09-11 FDR & Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference
  • 1944-10-06 Canadians free Austria
  • 1944-10-09 Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
  • 1944-10-19 Canadian troops liberate Aardensburg
  • 1944-10-21 Canadian troops occupy Breskens
  • 1944-11-02 Canadian troops occupy Knokke
  • 1944-11-05 Canadian & British troops liberate Dinteloord
  • 1945-02-22 Canadian 3rd Division occupies Moyland
  • 1945-02-23 Canadian troops occupy Kalkar
  • 1945-03-24 Operation Varsity: British, US & Canadian airborne landings east of the Rhine
  • 1945-04-01 Canadian troops free Doetinchem, Enschede, Borculo & Eibergen
  • 1945-04-03 Hengelo freed from Nazi control by Canadian army
  • 1945-04-10 Canadian troops conquer Deventer
  • 1945-04-12 Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands
  • 1945-04-13 Canadian army liberates Teuge & Assen, Netherlnds, from Nazis

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,845

  • 1896-03-08 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician (d. 1975)
  • 1896-04-20 Wop May, Canadian aviator (d. 1952)
  • 1896-07-10 Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator (d. 1981)
  • 1896-08-15 Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist (d. 1985)
  • 1896-08-18 Jack Pickford, Canadian-born actor (d. 1933)
  • 1896-08-31 Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)
  • 1896-09-10 Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1897-01-23 Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-04-23 Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68) (Nobel 1957), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972)

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • 1897-06-29 Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1898-04-19 Sybil Andrews, English/Canadian painter
  • 1898-05-17 Alfred Joseph Casson, Canadian painter (d. 1992)
  • 1898-07-17 Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)
  • 1898-11-08 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (d. 1937)
  • 1899-02-27 Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
  • 1899-03-14 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (d. 1992)
  • 1899-05-26 Antonio Barrette, French Canadian politician (d. 1968)
  • 1899-11-17 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (d. 1971)
  • 1900-02-20 Graham Spry, St Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer
  • 1900-04-19 Roland Michener, Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)
  • 1900-05-24 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
  • 1900-05-25 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
  • 1900-09-06 W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (d. 1979)
  • 1900-10-19 Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
  • 1900-12-24 Joey Smallwood, Canadian politician, Premier of Newfoundland (d. 1991)
  • 1901-06-01 Hap Day, Canadian hockey player and manager (d. 1990)
  • 1901-07-30 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1955)
  • 1901-08-29 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1901-09-12 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1901-10-22 Charles Huggins, Canada, US physician
  • 1902-04-14 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)
  • 1902-06-19 Guy Lombardo, London Ontario Canada, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-06-21 Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, NY Rangers), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-08-10 Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (Escape, The Divorcee), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)

Actress Norma Shearer
Actress
Norma Shearer
  • 1902-10-22 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1902-11-21 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (d. 1985)
  • 1902-11-22 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)
  • 1902-11-28 Victor Jory, Dawson City Canada, actor (Kings Row, Manhunt)
  • 1903-01-03 Charles Foulkes, Canada, general
  • 1903-02-22 Morley Callaghan, Canada, author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)
  • 1903-02-25 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1903-04-02 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (d. 1987)
  • 1903-04-23 Guy Simonds, youngest general officer in the Canadian army (d 1974)
  • 1903-06-23 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (d. 1992)
  • 1903-07-16 Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician (d. 1971)
  • 1903-10-04 Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist (d. 1993)
  • 1904-05-16 Hugh Plaxton, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1904-06-26 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1904-10-20 Tommy Clement Douglas, Canadian politician (d. 1986)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1904-10-20 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician (Father of Medicare), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1986)

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas
  • 1904-11-04 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, born in Merseburg (d. 1976)
  • 1904-11-05 Cooney Weiland, Canadian hockey player (d. 1985)
  • 1904-11-26 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • 1905-03-27 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (d. 1980)
  • 1905-04-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1905-04-30 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), born in Hampton, New Brunswick (d. 1995)

  • 1905-05-01 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • 1905-06-23 Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • 1905-09-21 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
  • 1905-10-26 George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal (d. 1989)
  • 1905-12-01 Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • 1906-01-01 Frank Stack, Canada, speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1906-03-28 Joseph Wright, Canada, oarsman (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1906-04-08 Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
  • 1906-05-16 Alfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (d. 1988)
  • 1906-07-27 Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist (d. 1999)
  • 1906-12-10 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1906-12-16 Barbara Kent, Canadian actress
  • 1907-01-16 Alexander Knox, Canada, actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)
  • 1907-02-01 John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • 1907-03-03 Canada Lee, American actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-04-16 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)
  • 1907-05-29 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1907-09-03 Andrew Brewin, Canada, lawyer/cofound New Democratic Party
  • 1907-09-15 Fay Wray, Alberta Canada, actress (King Kong)
  • 1908-02-13 Gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer
  • 1908-05-19 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)
  • 1908-06-12 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian TV pioneer and president of the CBC (d. 1988)
  • 1908-06-18 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • 1908-10-24 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1908-10-29 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster (WWII), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1908-11-10 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • 1909-03-22 Gabrielle Roy, French-Canadian novelist (Tin Flute)
  • 1909-05-09 Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
  • 1909-05-28 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1909-06-17 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor (d. 2004)
  • 1909-09-01 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (d. 1957)
  • 1909-09-12 Donald MacDonald, O.C., LL.D. former president of the Canadian Labour Congress and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1909-11-15 Don Large, Canada, choral director (Wayne King)
  • 1910-02-05 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
  • 1910-04-02 Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer (d. 1980)
  • 1910-08-25 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • 1910-09-15 George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
  • 1910-10-08 Raymod Gray Lewis, Ontario Canada, 4X400 relayer (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1910-10-27 Jack Carson, Manitoba Canada, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce)
  • 1910-12-01 Louis Slotin, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device
  • 1911-03-03 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1911-04-13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • 1911-05-11 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 660

  • 1974-02-16 John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-02-21 Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1974-04-05 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
  • 1975-01-25 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician, mayor of Ottawa (b. 1896)
  • 1975-03-07 Ben Blue, Canadian actor (Accidental Family), dies at 73
  • 1976-01-23 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian film and television actor (b. 1913)
  • 1976-02-09 Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
  • 1976-04-05 Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
  • 1976-05-20 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1911)
  • 1976-08-04 Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894)
  • 1976-09-13 Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest, historian and filmmaker (b. 1895)
  • 1976-09-13 Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)
  • 1976-12-16 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada) (b. 1917)
  • 1976-12-23 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, dies at 72
  • 1977-06-24 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician (b. 1943)
  • 1977-08-24 Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
  • 1978-03-31 Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin), dies at 79
  • 1978-04-13 Jack Chambers, Canadian artist (b. 1931)
  • 1978-09-15 Robert Cliche, French Canadian politician and judge (b. 1921)
  • 1979-02-23 W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (b. 1900)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1979-05-09 Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, dies at 95

Steel Magnate Cyrus S. Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus S. Eaton
  • 1979-06-09 Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1884)
  • 1979-07-11 Claude Wagner, French Canadian judge and politician (b. 1925)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1979-08-16 John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (Conservative: 1957-63), dies at 83

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1980-03-05 Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 67
  • 1980-08-08 Paul Triquet, French Canadian army officer (b. 1910)
  • 1980-10-27 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • 1980-11-04 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (b. 1905)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980-12-31 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian cultural philosopher, dies at 69

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • 1981-05-23 David Lewis, Canadian labour lawyer and politician (b. 1909)
  • 1981-05-30 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
  • 1981-06-28 Terry Fox, Canadian one-legged marathoner, dies of cancer at 22
  • 1981-07-19 Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (b. 1919)
  • 1981-12-21 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • 1981-12-28 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born film director (b. 1885)
  • 1982-02-02 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (b 1905)
  • 1982-03-28 William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • 1982-05-08 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
  • 1982-07-18 Lionel Daunais, French-Canadian singer and composer (b. 1902)
  • 1982-07-25 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
  • 1982-10-04 Glenn H Gould, Canadian pianist, dies at 50
  • 1982-10-18 John Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)
  • 1982-11-13 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
  • 1982-11-29 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (b. 1908)
  • 1983-03-16 Fred Rose, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
  • 1983-05-25 Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 1983-07-11 Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
  • 1983-07-13 Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (b. 1909)
  • 1983-10-02 Gerald Strang, Canadian composer, dies at 75
  • 1983-10-14 Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
  • 1983-10-20 Yves Thériault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)
  • 1984-01-19 Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • 1984-03-04 Ernest Buckler, Canadian novelist (b. 1908)
  • 1984-04-17 Claude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
  • 1984-07-25 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1913)
  • 1984-12-15 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, dies at 82

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1985-03-16 Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • 1985-03-24 George London, Canadian bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), dies at 64
  • 1985-04-21 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (b. 1902)
  • 1985-07-03 Frank Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (b. 1893)
  • 1985-10-19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1986-02-24 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician and "Father of Medicare", dies of cancer at 81

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1986-02-27 Jacques Plante, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, dies of stomach cancer at 57

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1986-03-04 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), dies of a heart attack at 72

  • 1986-06-02 Aurel Joliat, Canadian hockey player (b. 1901)
  • 1986-08-20 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (b. 1923)
  • 1986-09-25 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician (b.1909)
  • 1986-11-10 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (b. 1903)
  • 1987-01-05 Margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60
  • 1987-01-05 Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
  • 1987-02-12 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55
  • 1987-07-08 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1987-11-24 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • 1987-12-01 Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)
  • 1988-02-16 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1916)
  • 1988-03-20 Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at 75
  • 1988-06-19 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biologist (b. 1922)
  • 1988-11-09 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • 1988-12-20 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer (b. 1908)
  • 1989-01-24 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (b. 1937)
  • 1989-06-15 Maurice Bellemare, Canadian politician (b. 1912)
  • 1989-06-22 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician (b. 1916)
  • 1989-11-13 Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1989-12-26 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 65

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • 1990-02-04 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917)
  • 1990-02-17 Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)
  • 1990-03-22 Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
  • 1990-04-11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive (b. 1903)
  • 1990-07-31 Albert Leduc, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • 1990-08-25 Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
  • 1990-10-31 Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
  • 1990-11-21 Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • 1991-01-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 1991-01-23 Northrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (b. 1912)
  • 1991-03-22 Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1991-04-26 Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (b. 1931)
  • 1991-08-06 Roland Michener, Canadian politician and governor general (b. 1900)
  • 1991-09-06 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 1992-03-26 Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
  • 1992-04-25 Brian Macleod, Canadian musician, dies of cancer at 39