Hamilton, Ont in History

Historical Events

  • 1946-09-22 Canadian woman Evelyn Dick charged with butchering her husband in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1961-08-08 Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964-05-17 First Tim Horton's coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton

Famous Birthdays

  • 1863-05-14 John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1932)
  • 1886-01-02 Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (Lady Helen's Escapade), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)
  • 1889-10-13 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1974)
  • 1890-01-01 Florence Lawrence, Canadian silent screen actress (Confidence), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1938)
  • 1902-10-22 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1910-10-08 Ray Lewis, Canadian 4X400 relayer (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1933-04-10 Ron Murphy, Hamilton, ON, NHL player (New York Rangers), (d. 2014)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947-08-04 Ken Dryden, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups), born in Hamilton, Ontario

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1950-03-26 Martin Short, Canadian comedian (SNL, SCTV, 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • 1950-07-23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1959-06-23 Danny Sharp, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Quinte Festival), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1964-08-23 Cam Emerson, Canadian golfer (1989 Canadian Long Drive), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1967-08-09 Deborah Lee, LPGA golfer (1989 National Amat France), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1970-08-27 Greg Woodcroft, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1973-07-08 Kathleen Robertson, Canadian actress (Beverly Hills, 90210), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1975-10-30 Joanne Malar, swimmer (Olympics-11-92, 96), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1978-04-26 Stana Katic, Canadian-American actress (Kate Beckett-Castle), born in Hamilton, Ontario