London, Ont in History

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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, London Ontario Canada, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne)
  • 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
  • 1962-11-01 Kelly Kelland, softball 1st baseman (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1968-11-03 Paul Quantrill, pitcher (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, 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 hockey player, born in London, 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 Pop Singer (Baby, One Time), born in London, Ontario

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAnne 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