London, Ont in History

Historical Events

  • 1881-05-24 Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die

Famous Birthdays

  • 1880-04-13 Charles Christie, Canadian film studio owner, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1955)
  • 1892-08-02 Jack L Warner [Jacob Warner], Canadian-American film executive and president of the Warner Bros. Studios, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1978)
  • 1902-06-19 Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1977)
  • 1903-07-16 Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1971)
  • 1911-07-18 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1920-08-05 Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), born in London, Ontario
  • 1951-03-16 Kate Nelligan, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle), born in London, Ontario
  • 1959-05-26 Brian Peaker, rower (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1968-11-03 Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball pitcher and coach (MLB All Star 2001; Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • 1969-03-12 Karen Snelgrove, softball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1970-04-18 Peter Giles, Canadian kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1974-11-21 Casey Patton, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1975-05-07 Jason Tunks, discus thrower (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario

Person of interestJoe Thornton

1979-07-02 Joe Thornton, Canadian NHL center, (#1 draft pick Boston Bruins 1997; San Jose Sharks; Olympic gold 2010), born in St. Thomas, Ontario

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton

Person of interestRyan Gosling

1980-11-12 Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive), born in London, Ontario

Person of interestJustin Bieber

1994-03-01 Justin Bieber, Canadian singer and musician (Baby, Sorry, What Do You Mean?), born in London, Ontario

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

Famous Deaths


BattleAnne Boleyn

1536-05-19 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England (1533-36), second wife of Henry VIII, beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of adultery, incest and treason aged between 28 to 35