Calgary in History

Alberta: Edmonton - Red Deer

Historical Events

  • 1906-03-14 Calgary City Rugby Football Club forms
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1986-05-24 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1
  • 1987-12-02 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend NJ Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
  • 1988-02-13 15th Winter Olympic games opens at Calgary, Canada
  • 1988-02-28 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada
  • 1989-05-25 Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • 1990-06-13 "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
  • 2004-06-07 Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Calgary Flames 4-3
  • 2014-11-30 102nd Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 20-16

Famous Birthdays

  • 1898-07-23 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, born in Russell, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1910-12-07 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1928-07-26 Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Alberta), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (d. 2012)
  • 1943-11-22 Floyd Sneed, rock drummer (Three Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1955-02-08 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary)
  • 1959-03-29 Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Person of interestPaul Gross

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

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross
  • 1961-05-25 Hiro Saito, wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary)
  • 1961-10-27 Rick Gibson, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1962-11-23 Andrea Blackwell, 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)
  • 1966-12-29 Drew Hartt, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Desert Tour), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968-01-13 Kelly Boucher, Canadian basketball forward (1996 & 2000 Olympics), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968-03-28 Chad Biafore, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), born in Calgary, Canada
  • 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, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1969-02-22 Kahryn Tough, volleyball (Olympics 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, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973-04-25 Wes Martin, golfer (1990 Alberta Jr Masters-2nd), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973-11-12 Colin Morgan, 78 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973-11-12 Keith Morgan, 95 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973-12-31 Curtis Myden, 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic 2 bronze-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1974-05-23 Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1975-04-05 Nikki Dryden, 800m swimmer (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1980-02-02 Teddy Hart [Edward Annis], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Person of interestCory Monteith

1982-05-11 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician (Glee, Monte Carlo), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 2013)

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • 1988-07-25 Heather Marks, Canadian model, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Famous Weddings

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

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