Calgary in History

Alberta: Edmonton - Red Deer

Historical Events

  • 1907-10-31 Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
  • 1907-11-09 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
  • 1908-08-27 Calgary City Rugby Football Club re-organizes as the Tigers
  • 1908-09-29 Calgary Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1911-10-28 Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • 1929-09-21 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton
  • 1945-09-28 Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders
  • 1971-05-18 Vampire rapist Wayne Boden's last victim found in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1981-02-25 NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
  • 1983-11-12 NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
  • 1984-02-12 East German luger Steffi Martin wins the first of 2 consecutive women's singles gold medals at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins in Calgary (1988)
  • 1984-02-16 Swedish cross country skier Thomas Wassberg wins 2nd career gold medal in 4 x 10k relay at Sarajevo Winter Olympics; 2nd of 4 career gold; 15k Lake Placid (1980), 50k Sarajevo, relay Calgary (1988)
  • 1984-02-18 East German figure skater Katarina Witt wins first of 2 consecutive women's singles gold medals at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins gold in Calgary (1988)
  • 1986-05-24 Stanley Cup Final, Saddledome, Calgary, AL: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4-3 for 4-1 series victory
  • 1987-12-02 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend New Jersey Devils 7-5 NHL victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
  • 1988-02-13 XV Winter Olympic Games open in Calgary, Canada

Olympic Gold

1988-02-24 Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykanen wins his 3rd gold medal of the Calgary Winter Olympics as part of the winning large hill team; normal and large hill individual champion

  • 1988-02-28 XV Winter Olympic Games close in Calgary, Canada
  • 1988-09-24 East German cyclist Christa Luding-Rothenburger wins silver medal in the women's track sprint at the Seoul Olympics; first athlete to win medals at Summer & Winter Games in same year; won speed skating gold in Calgary
  • 1989-05-25 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4-2 to win series 4 games to 2; Flames' first SC title
  • 1990-06-13 "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
  • 2004-06-07 Stanley Cup Final, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Calgary Flames, 2-1 for 4-3 series win; Tampa Bay's 1st-ever appearance in final
  • 2014-11-30 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Calgary Stampeders beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 20-16 for their 7th Championship

Famous Birthdays

  • 1898-07-23 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, born in Russell, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1904-05-13 Earle Birney, Canadian poet and novelist who twice won the Governor General's Award, born in Calgary, Northwest Territories (d. 1995)
  • 1906-11-02 Paul Thompson, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (Stanley Cup 1928 [NY Rangers], 1934, 38 Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1991)
  • 1910-12-07 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1983)
  • 1915-10-26 Golfredo Corradetti, Canadian conductor and composer, born in Calgary, Alberta; (d. 1995)
  • 1928-07-26 Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Alberta), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (d. 2012)
  • 1930-07-10 [Andrew] Bruce Boa, Canadian actor (The Empire Strikes Back), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 2004)
  • 1942-11-22 Floyd Sneed, Canadian rock drummer (Three Dog Night), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1952-01-30 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player, born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1953-09-16 Nancy Huston, Canadian novelist (Cantique des plaines) and essayist, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1954-01-22 Tully Blanchard, American professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1955-02-08 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, American professional wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary), born in Montebello, California (d. 2018)
  • 1959-03-29 Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Paul GrossPaul Gross (63 years old)

1959-04-30 Canadian actor (Constable Benton Fraser - Due South), director, and writer (Passchendaele), born in Calgary, Alberta

  • 1961-05-25 Hiro Saito, Japanese professional wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary), born in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1962-10-02 Mark Rypien, Canadian NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 1991; Washington Redskins), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1962-10-07 Dave Bronconnier, Canadian politician, born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1962-11-23 Andrea Blackwell, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1963-11-07 Michael Heidt, hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1965-05-07 Owen Hart, Canadian-American professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1999)
  • 1966-08-04 Kensuke Sasaki, wrestler (WCW/NJPW/Calgary, Power Warrior)
  • 1968-01-13 Kelly Boucher, Canadian basketball forward (1996 & 2000 Olympics), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968-07-02 Mark Tewksbury, Canadian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m backstroke 1992), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968-10-11 Cynthia Johnston, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968-10-17 Heather McDermid, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1969-01-29 Karen Fonteyne, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1970-12-22 Ted Cruz [Rafael Edward], Canadian-born US politician (Senate-R-Texas 2013-), born in Calgary. Alberta
  • 1971-04-03 Anthony McClanahan, American football linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1972-04-09 Karen Clark, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973-01-11 Dave Dickenson, Canadian football coach and quarterback (Calgary Stampeders), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1973-09-09 Troy Rudolph, Canadian actor and production assistant (Suburbanators, Viper), born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1973-11-12 Colin Morgan, Canadian 78 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973-11-12 Keith Morgan, Canadian 95 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973-12-31 Curtis Myden, Canadian 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic 2 bronze-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1974-05-23 Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1978-07-06 Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1980-02-02 Teddy Hart [Edward Annis], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1980-09-19 Sara Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1980-09-19 Tegan Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1981-01-20 Owen Hargreaves, English football player & television pundit, born in Calgary, Canada

Cory MonteithCory Monteith (1982-2013)

1982-05-11 Canadian actor and singer (Glee; Monte Carlo), born in Calgary, Alberta

  • 1982-11-30 Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress (24), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1985-08-02 Davey Boy Smith Jr. [Harry Smith], Canadian professional wrestler (multiple tag team champion), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1985-10-12 Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1988-07-12 Melissa O'Neil, Canadian actress (The Rookie) and singer (Canadian Idol, 2005), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1988-07-25 Heather Marks, Canadian model, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1995-03-23 Jan Lisiecki, Canadian classical pianist, born in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Weddings

  • 2005-09-17 Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a Lake Louise resort in Calgary, Canada; divorce in 2007

Famous Deaths

  • 1943-04-03 Conrad Veidt, German actor (Casablanca, Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies from a heart attack at 50
  • 1978-03-31 Astrid Allwyn, actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68
  • 1987-03-15 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, dies at 89