Canadian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 570

  • 1921-02-14 Canadian 5 cent nickel coin is authorized

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921-08-10 FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian island of Campobello

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1921-12-06 Mackenzie King, leader of the Labor Party and architect of a liberal coalition, becomes Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1921-12-29 Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 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
  • 1938-08-18 FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,900

  • 1895-02-15 Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • 1895-04-30 Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
  • 1895-06-14 Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (d. 1968)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1895-06-26 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1895-08-22 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician, born in Pierreville, Quebec (d. 1966)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1895-09-18 John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (Conservative: 1957-63), born in Neustadt, Ontario (d. 1979)

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 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, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1985)
  • 1896-08-18 Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor (The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 1933)
  • 1896-08-31 Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist, born in Quebec, Canada (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, born in New Brunswick, Canada (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, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1986)
  • 1901-09-12 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • 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)
  • 1904-12-18 Wilf Carter, Canadian country and western singer, born in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia (d. 1996)
  • 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, Canadian American actress (King Kong), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1907-11-22 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908-10-15 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), born in Iona Station, Ontario (d. 2006)

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908-11-03 Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Rainy River, Ontario (d. 1990)

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 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, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1986)
  • 1909-11-15 Don Large, Canada, choral director (Wayne King)
  • 1910-02-05 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 681

  • 1972-10-31 Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1972-12-27 Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (Nobel 1957), dies at 75

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • 1973-03-26 Don Messer, Canadian fiddler (b. 1909)
  • 1973-05-06 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian composer and conductor, dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973-07-25 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1974-01-13 Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • 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 and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), 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, dies at 78

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, dies at 80
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1983-06-12 Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (Escape, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 82

Actress Norma Shearer
Actress
Norma Shearer
  • 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 (NHL - NY Rangers), dies at 70
  • 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 "Jake the Snake" 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
  • 1986-03-04 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock vocalist and pianist (The Band), commits suicide at 42

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

  • 1986-05-20 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, dies at 78
  • 1986-06-02 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84 (b. 1901)
  • 1986-08-20 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (b. 1923)
  • 1986-09-25 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), dies at 77
  • 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, dies at 84
  • 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