Toronto in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 149 of 149

  • 1987-03-13 Washington Caps score 5 goals against Toronto in 3 mins & 3 secs
  • 1987-06-29 Yanks blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams
  • 1987-09-14 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles
  • 1988-01-25 Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
  • 1989-03-15 "Les Miserables" opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
  • 1989-05-04 Junior Felix of Toronto becomes 53rd to hit HR on 1st at bat
  • 1989-06-05 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3
  • 1989-06-07 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2
  • 1989-07-05 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
  • 1989-08-16 A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.
  • 1989-09-30 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
  • 1989-10-08 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-04-01 Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1990-06-22 Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
  • 1991-04-20 Raghib "Rocket" Ismael signs with Toronto Argonauts for $26.2 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-05-01 Texas Rangers starter Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1991-06-18 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays
  • 1991-07-09 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto
  • 1991-10-02 Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title & becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans
  • 1991-10-13 Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
  • 1992-04-01 5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)
  • 1992-04-13 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
  • 1992-04-27 NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent
  • 1992-08-27 Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent & Ryan Thompson
  • 1992-09-24 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI
  • 1992-10-03 Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
  • 1992-10-11 Toronto down 6-1 in 7th beats A's 7-6 in 11th in AL playoff
  • 1992-10-14 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
  • 1992-10-17 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
  • 1992-10-18 1st non-US team to win a World Series Game; Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
  • 1992-10-20 1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
  • 1992-10-24 Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1993-10-23 Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 1993-10-30 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
  • 1996-09-16 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
  • 1996-11-12 Toronto's Pat Hentgen wins AL Cy Young Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-12-13 Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1997-09-02 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM and in Toronto Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM
  • 1998-02-27 NE Patriot David Meggett arrested in Toronto on sex assault charges
  • 1999-01-14 Mel Lastman, Mayor of Toronto, calls in the Army to help with snow removal and emergency medical evacuations after major snowstorm hits the city
  • 2001-08-24 Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2004-09-10 "Crash" directed by Paul Haggis and starring Don Cheadle and Sandra Bullock premieres at the Toronto Film Festival (Best Picture 2006)

  • 2004-09-26 Ed Whitlock becomes 1st person over 70 to complete a marathon in under 3 hours (2:54:48) at Toronto Marathon
  • 2005-08-19 A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities. In Toronto, it is also dubbed as the Toronto Supercell.
  • 2005-12-26 Boxing Day shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto.
  • 2012-06-16 A collapse of a stage at a Toronto Radiohead concert kills one person

Sports record brokenNBA Record

2016-01-03 Jimmy Butler breaks Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls record for points in a half, scoring 40 of his 42 points in the second half to lead the Bulls in a 115-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 2016-10-16 Ed Whitlock at 85 becomes oldest person to complete a marathon under 4 hours, at Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 56 minutes
  • 2016-12-14 University of Toronto scientists present findings of the world's oldest water - 2 billion years old from a mine in Canada

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 153 of 153

  • 1966-06-29 John Part, Canadian professional darts player and commentator, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-10-12 Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor (Anne of Green Gables), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1966-10-28 Juan Guzman, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1967-05-29 Bill Risley, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-07-25 Ed Sprague, Castro Valley CA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1967-12-17 Alan Nolet, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-03-14 Megan Follows, Canadian actress (Chase, Anne of Green Gables), born in Toronto, Onario
  • 1968-03-19 Liam Jewell, kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-08-05 John Olerud, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-09-22 Lisa Alexander, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-11-03 Paul Quantrill, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • 1968-11-04 Domingo Cedeno, La Ramona Dom Rep, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1968-11-13 Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968-11-20 Richard Clarke, Yachter Finn (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-11-24 Dave Jukes, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Kawartha Lakes), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969-02-04 Brad Cornett, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969-04-28 Merlelynn Lange-Harris, basketball center (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969-05-27 Lesley Tashlin, 100m hurdler (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969-06-04 Robert Perez, Bolivar Venezuela, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969-08-11 Dave Pashko, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 CPGA Winter Tour), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969-08-15 Mark Heese, beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969-10-13 Tim Crabtree, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Jackson, Michigan

Person of interestSamantha Bee

1969-10-25 Samantha Bee, Canadian-American comedian, actress, and television host, born in Toronto, Ontario

Comedian and TV Host Samantha Bee
Comedian and TV Host
Samantha Bee
  • 1969-11-14 Sue Stewart, basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970-04-02 Marcus Christensen, figure skater (1995 Canadian-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970-05-04 Will Arnett, Canadian-American actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970-09-24 Paul Spoljaric, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1970-11-11 Jeff Ware, Norfolk VA, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1971-03-07 Alison Herst, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971-04-02 James Ransom, Epee fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971-12-23 Corey Haim, actor (Silver Bullet, Lucas, License to Drive), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972-06-25 Carlos Delgado, Aguadilla Puerto Rico, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1972-08-19 Colleen Thornburn, softball catcher (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972-10-03 Sandy Martinez, Villa Mella Dom Rep, catcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1972-11-10 Shawn Green, Des Plaines IL, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1973-02-12 Tara Strong, Canadian-American voice actress (Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1973-04-08 Alex Gonzalez, American infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1973-04-09 Spencer "Spenny" Rice, Canadian Entertainer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1973-05-31 Marty Janzen, American pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1973-12-05 Shalom Harlow, model (House of Style, Harper's Bazaar), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1973-12-29 Tomas Perez, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1975-04-27 Chris Carpenter, American baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • 1975-12-18 Michael Barry, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1976-03-19 Rachel Blanchard, actress (Cher Horowitz-Clueless), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1977-02-11 Stephanie Richardson, Canadian 200m/800m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1977-10-07 Clayton Miller, trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1978-09-05 Laura Bertram, Canadian actress (Trance Gemini-Andromeda), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1981-05-08 Stephen Amell, Canadian actor (Arrow), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1983-07-06 Gregory Smith, Canadian actor (Small Soldiers, Everwood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1988-04-21 Robbie Amell, Canadian actor (Tomorrow People), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1990-02-16 The Weeknd [Abel Makkonen Tesfaye], Canadian singer-songwriter (Beauty Behind the Madness), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1998-08-08 Shawn Mendes, Canadian singer-songwriter (Handwritten, Treat You Better), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1998-12-27 Briar Nolet, Canadian actress and dancer (The Next Step, Blood Hunters), born in Toronto, Canada

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths