Windsor, Ont in History

Historical Events

Historic Publication

1853-03-24 Anti-slavery newspaper "The Provincial Freeman" first published in Windsor, Ontario, edited by Samuel Ringgold Ward and Mary Ann Shadd Cary, first black woman publisher in North America

  • 1954-09-16 CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • 1926-11-18 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • 1935-09-24 Sean McCann, Canadian actor (...First Do No Harm), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1936-01-11 Abdullah the Butcher [Lawrence Robert Shreve], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1937-08-02 Garth Hudson, Canadian rock Lowrey organist, accordion player and saxophonist (The Band - "Chest Fever"; "Up On Cripple Creek"), born in Windsor, Ontario

Paul MartinPaul Martin (84 years old)

1938-08-28 21st Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 2003-06), born in Windsor, Ontario

  • 1946-04-18 (Alexander) "Skip" Spence, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Moby Grape - "Omaha"), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1952-09-27 AndrĂ© Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (3 Paralympics gold medals), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1963-09-30 Ed Drakich, Canadian volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Windsor, Ontario

Shania TwainShania Twain (57 years old)

1965-08-28 Canadian Grammy Award-winning country music singer ("You're Still The One"; "That Don't Impress Me Much"; "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"), born in Windsor, Ontario

  • 1970-03-27 Ed Philion, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1974-01-30 Martina Jerant, Canadian basketball player (Olympics 1996), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1974-05-08 Colin Daynes, Canadian 68 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympic-96), born in Windsor, Ontario