Manitoba in History

Manitoba: Winnipeg

Historical Events

  • 1800-06-07 David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba
  • 1816-06-19 Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1870-01-27 Manitoba & Northwest Territories incorporated
  • 1870-05-12 Manitoba becomes a province of Canada
  • 1870-07-15 Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province and NW Territories created
  • 1870-08-24 The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
  • 1892-02-22 Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1896-12-30 Stanley Cup, Granite Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Ernie McLea scores a hat-trick as Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5; first SC Challenge game played outside of Montreal
  • 1902-02-04 Stanley Cup, Winnipeg Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 2-1 for a 2-1 challenge series victory
  • 1906-03-27 Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1907-03-25 Stanley Cup, Winnipeg Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles, 6-5 but win on 2 game aggregate, 12-8
  • 1911-10-21 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union
  • 1975-03-08 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1976-04-30 Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1983-07-23 Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
  • 2014-02-20 Canada beats Sweden, 6-3 in final to become first women's curling team to go through the Olympics undefeated as they win Sochi gold medal; first Manitoba based team to win Olympic gold

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestLouis Riel

1844-10-22 Louis Riel, Canadian politician, founder of the province of Manitoba and leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies, born in Red River Colony, Rupert's Land, British North America (d. 1885)

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • 1887-04-13 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association, born in Gladstone, Manitoba (d. 1995)

Person of interestWilliam George Barker

1894-11-03 William George Barker, Canadian flying ace (Victoria Cross recipient), born in Dauphin, Manitoba (d. 1930)

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • 1896-04-20 Wop May, Canadian aviator, flying ace in the WWI, born in Carberry, Manitoba (d. 1952)
  • 1898-07-23 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, born in Russell, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1906-12-02 Donald Woods, Canadian actor (True Grit, Craig Kennedy; Criminologist), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 1998)
  • 1907-04-10 Pete Desjardins, American platform and springboard diver (Olympic gold 1928), born in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba (d. 1985)
  • 1908-10-29 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster (WWII), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1910-10-27 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), born in Manitoba (d. 1963)
  • 1910-12-01 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1912-04-26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn), born in Gretna, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2000)
  • 1913-04-25 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 2009)
  • 1918-08-21 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2004)
  • 1920-02-07 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1921-11-02 Bill Mosienko, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (fastest hat trick in NHL history, 21 seconds 1952; 5-time All Star), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1994)
  • 1921-12-04 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2013)
  • 1922-03-20 Jack Kruschen, Canadian character actor (The Apartment, Busting Loose), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2002)
  • 1924-09-16 Paddy Stone, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1926-07-18 Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (The Stone Angel), born in Neepawa, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1927-01-10 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2003)

Person of interestTerry Sawchuk

1929-12-28 Terry Sawchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (4-time Vezina Trophy & Stanley Cup winner), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1970)

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 1935-04-25 James Peebles, Canadian American astrophysicist (Ostriker–Peebles criterion), 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1935-12-21 Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician (Premier of Manitoba), born in Beausejour, Canada
  • 1937-06-28 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Masters 1969 runner-up), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1989)
  • 1937-12-04 Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2018)
  • 1939-09-30 Len Cariou, actor (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1942-08-09 David Steinberg, Canadian comedian and director (End), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1943-03-29 Chad Allan [Allan Kowbel], Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1944-03-29 Terrence "Terry" Jacks, Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and environmentalist (Seasons in the Sun), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1946-11-06 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1947-05-03 Doug Henning, Canadian magician, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1947-08-05 Greg Leskiw, Canadian rocker (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1949-05-18 William Wallace, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1950-07-23 Belinda Montgomery, Canadian actress (Man From Atlantis), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1950-08-02 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1994)
  • 1951-08-01 Tim Bachman, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Brave Belt and Bachman–Turner Overdrive), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1953-02-18 Robin "Robbie" Bachman, Canadian drummer (BTO-You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, Brave Belt), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1954-01-29 Dick Manitoba, vocalist (Dictators)
  • 1955-02-13 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1958-07-28 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
  • 1962-08-31 Wanda Guenette, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1962-09-24 Nia Vardalos, Canadian American actress (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1964-01-31 Remi Bouchard, Canadian composer (1989 India Open), born in Manitoba, Canada
  • 1965-01-26 Allison Hossack, Canadian actress (Olivia-Another World), born in Steinbach, Canada
  • 1965-04-21 Ed Belfour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Olympic gold 2001, Vezina Trophy 1991, 93), born in Carman, Manitoba
  • 1965-07-29 Karen Doell, American softball 2nd baseman (Olympics 1996), born in Winkler, Manitoba
  • 1965-08-23 Roger Avary, Canadian-American screenwriter, director, and producer (Pulp Fiction), born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1966-03-25 David Hohl, American freestyle wrestler (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1969-07-13 Ewan Beaton, 60 kg judoka (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1969-11-07 Tanya Dubnicoff, Canadian cyclist (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1970-01-04 Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1970-04-23 Scott Bairstow, Canadian actor (Lonesome Series: The Dove), born in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1970-05-08 Christine Stark, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1970-06-23 Kerri Ann Buchberger, Russell Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970-10-05 Tina Poitras, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 1996), born in Thompson, Canada
  • 1971-03-20 Janis Kelly, volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1972-09-27 Clara Hughes, cyclist (Olympics 2 bronze-96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1974-06-07 Jason Caswell, Skeet shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1978-10-25 Riley Mants, 200m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1982-07-24 Anna Paquin, Canadian-born New Zealand Oscar-winning actress (The Piano, True Blood), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1986-04-04 Cameron Barker, Canadian professional ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Famous Deaths


BattleLouis Riel

1885-11-16 Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader and "Father of Manitoba", hanged for treason at 41

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel