Canadian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 608

  • 1917-07-25 Sir Thomas Whyte introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
  • 1917-08-09 Canadian Parliament passes the Compulsory Military Act which is opposed by many French-Canadians from Québec
  • 1917-10-06 Battle of Passchendaele: Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres, after 250,000 casualties on both sides
  • 1917-12-06 French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, Canada killing 1,700

BattleBattle of Interest

1918-04-21 World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen "The Red Baron", shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France, Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1918-06-01 Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircraft over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • 1918-08-29 Bapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive
  • 1918-10-25 Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hits a reef off Alaska, 398 die
  • 1919-06-06 Assent is given to an Act to amend the Canadian Currency Act, 1910
  • 1919-12-20 Canadian National Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)
  • 1920-02-01 Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police
  • 1920-04-15 New Canadian small cent coin is released
  • 1920-04-26 Ice hockey makes its Olympic debut at the Antwerp Games with center Frank Fredrickson scoring 7 goals in Canada's 12-1 drubbing of Sweden in the gold medal match
  • 1920-11-01 American fishing schooner 'Esperanto' defeats Canadian yacht 'Delawana' in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races off Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1921-02-14 Canadian 5 cent nickel coin is authorized

Historic DiscoveryPolio

1921-08-10 FDR stricken with a paralytic illness at summer home on Canadian island of Campobello. At the time it was thought to be polio, but could possibly have been Guillain–Barré syndrome

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Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
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Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1921-12-06 Canada's Liberal Party and its leader Mackenzie King defeats Arthur Meighen's Conservative Party and Thomas Crerar' Progressive Party in general election, goes on to form a minority government

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen
  • 1921-12-29 Mackenzie King is sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1922-01-11 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, on Canadian Leonard Thompson, aged 14
  • 1922-06-29 France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes."

Olympic Games1st Winter Olympics

1924-02-03 Canada beats United States, 6-1 to retain the Olympic ice hockey gold medal (won at 1920 Summer Games) at the Chamonix Games; Canadian LW Harry Watson top scores with 46 points

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Einar Landvik, Nordic skier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
Einar Landvik, Nordic skier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
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  • 1924-03-27 Canada recognizes USSR
  • 1924-04-01 The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
  • 1925-06-10 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena
  • 1925-06-29 Canada House opens in London, England.
  • 1926-04-19 30th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Johnny Miles in 2:25:40.4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1926-06-29 Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen
  • 1926-07-01 Canada restores gold standard
  • 1926-09-25 Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1926-10-02 Bert Gibb kicks 9 singles as Hamilton Tigers beat Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 12-10 in Montreal in Canadian Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union opening round

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1926-11-10 Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • 1927-02-18 US & Canada open diplomatic relations
  • 1927-06-01 Peace Bridge between US and Canada opens
  • 1927-08-07 Peace Bridge between US and Canada dedicated
  • 1928-02-19 Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
  • 1928-02-19 Canada retains the Olympic ice hockey title when they rout Switzerland, 13-0 in the final round in St. Moritz; Canadian left-wing Dave Trottier top scores with 15 points

  • 1928-06-24 With declining business, the Great Gorge and International Railway begins using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada
  • 1928-07-31 In the first women’s Olympic track event, American sprinter Elizabeth Robinson equals her own world record 12.2s to win 100m gold medal in Amsterdam; Canadians Fanny Rosenfeld & Ethel Smith dead-heat (12.3s)
  • 1929-01-02 US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
  • 1929-03-22 US Coast Guard vessel sinks Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
  • 1929-04-15 33rd Boston Marathon won by Canadian Johnny Miles in 2:33:08.6; his second win in the event
  • 1929-09-21 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton
  • 1929-10-18 Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law
  • 1930-07-29 Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1930-08-07 Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1930-08-16 I British Empire Games open in Hamilton, Canada
  • 1930-08-23 1st British Empire Games close in Hamilton, Canada
  • 1930-09-29 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
  • 1930-10-29 1st Eastern Canada night CF game: Oshawa vs Toronto Balmy Beach
  • 1931-02-28 Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass
  • 1931-10-10 A J Bennett hits H Garbarino for 1st scoring pass in Canada's Big 4
  • 1931-12-01 Ottawa branch of Royal Mint begins operation as Royal Canadian Mint
  • 1931-12-11 Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (not then part of Canada)
  • 1932-02-13 A 2-2 final round tie with the US is good enough for Canada to clinch its 4th consecutive Olympic ice hockey gold medal at Lake Placid; Canadian center Walter Monson is tournament top scorer with 11 points
  • 1932-06-17 Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932-07-07 Australian cricket batsman supreme Don Bradman scores a double century during a Goodwill Tour in Montreal, Canada

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

  • 1932-07-18 US and Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway
  • 1933-07-01 The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
  • 1934-04-16 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8
  • 1935-03-11 Bank of Canada first opens on Wellington Street, Ottawa
  • 1935-04-12 Royal Proclamation sets design of Canada's new Jubilee Silver Dollar
  • 1935-05-01 Canada's 1st silver dollar is circulated
  • 1935-06-03 One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1935-10-23 Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time
  • 1936-01-06 Barbara Hanley becomes Canada's 1st woman mayor in Webbwood, Ontario
  • 1936-02-15 Great Britain’s 0-0 tie with the US is enough to clinch their first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games; breaks Canada’s 4 straight Games golden streak
  • 1936-08-14 United States beats Canada, 19-8 in poor conditions outdoors to win the gold medal in the inaugural men's basketball competition at the Olympic Games in Berlin
  • 1936-11-02 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is established
  • 1937-04-19 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20

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1938-08-18 FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939-03-07 Guy Lombardo & Royal Canadians 1st record "Auld Lang Syne"
  • 1939-09-03 World War II: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1939-09-10 Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany
  • 1940-02-25 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)
  • 1940-04-15 44th Boston Marathon won by Gérard Côté of Canada in 2:28:28.6; first of 4 wins in the event
  • 1940-06-10 Canada declares war on Italy.

  • 1940-08-17 FDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission
  • 1940-10-02 British liner Empress, loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk
  • 1941-01-03 Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
  • 1941-01-09 Maiden flight by Canada's British-built Avro Lancaster military plane
  • 1941-12-25 Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong

The Taming of Winston ChurchillThe Taming of Winston Churchill

1941-12-30 In an emotional speech to the Canadian Parliament Winston Churchill states Britain will never surrender to "Hitler and his Nazi gang" and that "they have asked for total war. Let us make sure they get it". Afterwards Yousef Karsh captures him in his famous photograph, "The Roaring Lion".

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The Roaring Lion, Winston Churchill
The Roaring Lion, Winston Churchill
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  • 1942-03-03 1st combat flight for Canadian British-built Avro Lancaster bomber
  • 1942-07-05 Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
  • 1942-08-06 Canadian destroyer HMCS Assiniboine sinks U-210
  • 1942-08-19 World War II: Over 4,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed, wounded or captured raiding Dieppe, France
  • 1942-09-18 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
  • 1943-01-03 Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
  • 1943-03-19 Airship Canadian Star torpedoed & sinks
  • 1943-04-19 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8; his 2nd of 4 wins in the event
  • 1943-07-10 US, British and Canadian forces invade Sicily in WW II (Operation Husky)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943-08-04 British premier Winston Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1943-11-18 First US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
  • 1943-12-10 British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
  • 1944-04-17 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4; second straight victory; 3rd of 4 titles
  • 1944-05-23 British and Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo, Italy
  • 1944-06-07 Canadian 50th Division occupies Bayeux during the Normandy invasion
  • 1944-07-20 British and Canadian troops occupy Hill 67/Ifs/Bras/Frenouville, Normandy
  • 1944-07-20 Canadian Cameron Highlanders conquer St Andre
  • 1944-07-25 World War II: Operation Spring - one of Canada's bloodiest days, 18,444 casualties and 5,021 killed

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,178

  • 1883-04-06 Walter Huston, Canadian actor (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1950)
  • 1883-09-01 Didier Pitre, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Valleyfield, Quebec (d. 1934)
  • 1883-11-19 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1957)

Person of interestCyrus Eaton

1883-12-27 Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, born in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia (d. 1979)

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • 1883-12-30 Lester Patrick, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (6 x Stanley Cups as player, coach and manager), born in Drummondville, Quebec (d. 1960)
  • 1884-02-18 Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (d. 1970)
  • 1884-06-23 Cyclone Taylor, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Stanley Cup 1909 Ottawa, 1915 Vancouver), born in Tara, Ontario (d. 1979)

Person of interestDavidson Black

1884-07-25 Davidson Black, Canadian paleoanthropologist and doctor of anatomy who identified "Peking Man", born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1934)

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • 1884-09-26 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Molesworth, Ontario, Canada (d. 1951)
  • 1885-02-04 Cairine Ray Wilson, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1885-09-17 George Cleveland, Canadian actor (Mystery Liner, Courage of Lassie), born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1957)
  • 1885-10-23 Lawren Harris, Canadian painter (d. 1970)
  • 1885-12-21 Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1960)
  • 1886-01-02 Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (Lady Helen's Escapade), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)
  • 1886-01-13 Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)
  • 1886-08-02 John Alexander Douglas McCurdy, Canadian aviator, born in Baddeck, Nova Scotia (d. 1961)

Person of interestGeorges Vezina

1887-01-21 Georges Vezina, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Vezina Trophy), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 1926)

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina

Person of interestVincent Massey

1887-02-20 Vincent Massey, Canadian diplomat, first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada (1952-59), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1967)

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • 1887-04-13 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association, born in Gladstone, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1887-06-04 Tom Longboat, Canadian athlete (Boston Marathon 1907 record time 2:24:24), born in Six Nations Reserve Brantford, Ontario (d. 1949)
  • 1887-06-21 Norman L. Bowen, Canadian petrologist, born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (d. 1956)
  • 1887-07-10 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, English-Canadian composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1974)
  • 1887-10-08 Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1956)
  • 1887-10-31 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)
  • 1888-04-23 Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and 19th Governor General of Canada, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1967)
  • 1888-04-27 Florence La Badie, Canadian-American actress (Cinderella, The Evidence of the Film), born in NYC, New York (d. 1917)

Person of interestHarry Crerar

1888-04-28 Harry Crerar, Canadian WWI and WWII general (First Canadian Army), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1965)

Canadian WWII General Harry Crerar
Canadian WWII General
Harry Crerar
  • 1888-10-23 Onésime Gagnon, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
  • 1889-01-06 Alan M Bateman, Canadian geologist (Yale professor), born in Kingston, Canada
  • 1889-07-09 Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian hockey executive, born in Bourbonnais, Illinois (d. 1964)
  • 1889-08-13 Camillien Houde, French Canadian politician and Mayor of Montreal, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1958)
  • 1889-10-13 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1974)
  • 1889-10-28 Juliette Béliveau, Canadian actress (Le gros Bill) and singer, born in Nicolet, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • 1890-01-01 Florence Lawrence, Canadian silent screen actress (Confidence), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1938)

Person of interestJoe Malone

1890-02-28 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1890-03-03 Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor, communist and humanitarian (Spanish Civil War, Second Sino-Japanese War), born in Gravenhurst, Ontario (d. 1939)
  • 1890-04-18 James Rennie, Canadian actor (Lash, Little Damozel), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1890-04-20 Maurice Duplessis, 16th Premier of Quebec, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada (d. 1959)
  • 1890-08-10 Angus L. MacDonald, Canadian politician (d. 1954)
  • 1890-10-09 Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist (Pentecostal), born in South-West Oxford, Canada (d. 1944)
  • 1890-12-04 Jack Darragh, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1911, 20-21, 23; Ottawa Senators), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1924)
  • 1891-01-26 Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
  • 1891-02-10 Harold RLG, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Gov-gen of Canada (1945-52)
  • 1891-04-01 Frank Rankin, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Toronto Eatons, Toronto St. Michael's Majors) and coach (Toronto Granites-Canada Olympic gold 1924), born in Stratford, Ontario (d. 1932)
  • 1891-05-27 Claude Champagne, Canadian composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1965)
  • 1891-10-25 Father Coughlin, Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster, born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1979)

Person of interestFrederick Banting

1891-11-14 Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Alliston, Ontario (d. 1941)

Person of interestMary Pickford

1892-04-08 Mary Pickford [Gladys Smith], Canadian actress (Poor Little Rich Girl), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1979)

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 1892-07-19 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1957)
  • 1892-07-31 Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal (1940-50), born in Lefaivre, Canada (d. 1959)
  • 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)
  • 1892-08-16 Harold Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valian), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1892-09-24 Adélard Godbout, Canadian politician (15th Premier of Québec), born in Saint-Éloi, Quebec, Canada (d. 1956)
  • 1892-11-20 James Collip, Canadian biochemist and physiologist (insulin), born in Belleville, Ontario (d. 1965)
  • 1892-12-27 Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (d. 1917)
  • 1893-01-01 Barney Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Stanley Cup 1915, Vancouver Millionaires; coach Chicago Black Hawks 1927-28), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1971)
  • 1893-05-07 Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager, born in Berlin, Ontario, Canada (d. 1985)
  • 1893-08-18 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian organist, conductor and composer, born in Etobicoke, Ontario (d. 1973)

Person of interestBilly Bishop

1894-02-08 Billy Bishop, Canadian First World War flying ace, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1956)

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • 1894-05-29 Beatrice Lillie, Canadian comedian and actress (Around World in 80 Days), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1989)
  • 1894-06-01 Frank D. Smith, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame administrator (Beaches/Greater Toronto Hockey League), born in Chatham, Ontario (d. 1964)
  • 1894-06-05 Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian-English publisher, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1976)
  • 1894-06-11 Dai Vernon [David Frederick Wingfield Verner], Canadian magician, The Professor (d. 1992)
  • 1894-06-14 Jack Adams, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Vancouver Millionaires, Toronto St. Patricks; Ottawa Senators) and coach / GM (Detroit Red Wings), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 1968)

Person of interestWilliam George Barker

1894-11-03 William George Barker, Canadian flying ace (Victoria Cross recipient), born in Dauphin, Manitoba (d. 1930)

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • 1894-11-26 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto, born in Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, Canada (d. 1974)
  • 1895-02-01 Conn Smythe, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs 1927-61; Stanley Cup x 8), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1980)
  • 1895-02-15 Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • 1895-04-30 Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (Trente arpents), born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1960)
  • 1895-08-22 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician, born in Pierreville, Quebec (d. 1966)

Person of interestJohn Diefenbaker

1895-09-18 John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (Conservative: 1957-63), born in Neustadt, Ontario (d. 1979)

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1896-03-08 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician, Mayor of Ottawa (1951-56), born in Renfrew, Ontario (d. 1975)
  • 1896-04-11 Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (Les Engagés du Grand Portage), born in Berthier, Canada (d. 1967)
  • 1896-04-20 Wop May, Canadian aviator, flying ace in the WWI, born in Carberry, Manitoba (d. 1952)
  • 1896-07-10 Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1981)
  • 1896-08-15 Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1985)
  • 1896-08-18 Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor (The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1933)
  • 1896-08-31 Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1896-09-10 Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1896-12-15 Margaret Bannerman, Canadian actress (Elopement), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1976)
  • 1897-01-23 William Stephenson, Canadian soldier & spymaster, born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 1989)

Person of interestLester B. Pearson

1897-04-23 Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68) (Nobel Peace Prize 1957), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972)

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • 1897-06-29 Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Prescott, Ontario, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 1897-09-23 Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie), born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 1984)
  • 1898-04-19 Sybil Andrews, English-Canadian painter, born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England (d. 1992)
  • 1898-05-17 A. J. Casson, Canadian painter (member of Group of Seven), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1992)
  • 1898-07-17 Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)
  • 1898-07-23 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, born in Russell, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1898-11-08 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (The Marriage Circle, The Racket), born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada (d. 1937)
  • 1899-02-27 Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
  • 1899-03-14 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (d. 1992)
  • 1899-05-26 Antonio J. Barrette, French Canadian politician, premier of Quebec, born in Joliette, Quebec, Canada (d. 1968)
  • 1899-07-24 Chief Dan George [Tes-wah-no], Canadian Indian author, poet and actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man, Smith!), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1981)
  • 1899-11-17 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (d. 1971)
  • 1899-12-08 John Qualen, Canadian actor (Casablanca, The Grapes of Wrath, The Searchers), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1987)
  • 1900-02-20 Graham Spry, Canadian radio pioneer, born in St Thomas, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 1900-04-19 Roland Michener, 20th Governor General of Canada (1967-74), born in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada (d. 1991)
  • 1900-05-24 Lionel Conacher "The Big Train", Canadian athlete and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1954)
  • 1900-05-25 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (Né à Québec: Louis Jolliet), born in Saint-Casimir, Quebec (d. 1975)

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 784

  • 1957-04-04 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (b. 1909)
  • 1957-05-16 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Chicago Black Hawks), dies at 64
  • 1957-07-15 George Cleveland, Canadian actor (Mystery Liner, Courage of Lassie), dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 1957-09-19 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping, dies at 86
  • 1958-06-26 George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • 1958-09-11 Robert W. Service, English-Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee), dies at 84
  • 1958-09-11 Camillien Houde, French Canadian politician and Mayor of Montreal, dies at 69
  • 1959-11-19 Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal, dies at 67
  • 1960-01-02 Paul Sauvé, Canadian politician, dies at 52
  • 1960-01-10 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 80
  • 1960-02-22 Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian abstract painter, dies at 54
  • 1960-02-28 Jonathan Hale [Hatley], Canadian-born American actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68
  • 1960-06-01 Lester Patrick, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (6 x Stanley Cups as player, coach and manager), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • 1960-07-26 Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (b. 1879)
9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen
  • 1960-12-29 Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (Trente arpents), dies at 65
  • 1961-05-31 Walter Little, Canadian politician (b. 1877)
  • 1961-06-25 John Alexander Douglas McCurdy, Canadian aviator, dies at 74
  • 1961-07-12 Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (b. 1879)
  • 1961-07-15 John E. Brownlee, Canadian politician (b. 1884)
  • 1961-08-20 Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Canadian-American Arctic explorer and ethnologist, dies at 82
  • 1961-09-30 Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
  • 1962-01-27 Percy LeSueur, Canadian hockey player and inventor (large goalie glove), dies at 80
  • 1962-03-04 Cairine R Wilson, 1st Canadian female senator (appointed), dies at 77
  • 1962-07-25 Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist and Chief Justice (b. 1879)
  • 1963-01-02 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
  • 1963-05-12 Robert Kerr, Canadian runner (1908 Olympics), dies at 80
  • 1963-06-05 Donat Raymond, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame builder (head Canadian Arena Company, Montreal Forum rebuilt in 1968) and politician, dies at 83
  • 1963-08-19 Kathleen Parlow, Canadian violinist (b. 1890)
  • 1964-01-07 Colin McPhee, Canadian composer (H2O, Mechanical Principles) and musicologist (Bali), dies at 62
  • 1964-04-26 Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81
  • 1964-06-09 [William Maxwell] Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Canadian British newspaper owner (Leatherhead), dies at 85
  • 1964-06-11 Frank D. Smith, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame administrator (Beaches/Greater Toronto Hockey League), dies at 70
  • 1964-06-26 Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian hockey executive, dies at 74
  • 1964-08-05 Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
  • 1964-09-09 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer, dies at 82

Person of interestHarry Crerar

1965-04-01 Harry Crerar, Canadian WWI & WWII general (First Canadian Army), dies at 76

Canadian WWII General Harry Crerar
Canadian WWII General
Harry Crerar
  • 1965-06-19 James Collip, Canadian biochemist and physiologist (insulin), dies at 72
  • 1966-02-21 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician, dies at 70

Person of interestCluny MacPherson

1966-11-16 Cluny MacPherson, Canadian inventor of the gas mask, dies at 87

  • 1967-03-05 Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and 19th Governor General of Canada, dies at 78
  • 1967-07-11 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge (b. 1917)
  • 1967-09-19 Monica Proietti, Canadian criminal (b. 1940)

Person of interestVincent Massey

1967-12-30 Vincent Massey, Canadian diplomat, 1st Canadian-born Governor General of Canada (1952-59), dies at 80

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • 1968-01-15 Bill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 1968-02-16 (James) Healey Willan, British-Canadian organist, composer, and educator, dies at 87
  • 1968-05-01 Jack Adams, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Vancouver Millionaires, Toronto St. Patricks; Ottawa Senators) and coach / general manager (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 73
  • 1968-09-26 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian politician, 20th Premier of Quebec, dies at 53
  • 1968-12-15 Antonio J. Barrette, French Canadian politician, premier of Quebec, dies at 69
  • 1969-02-27 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)

Person of interestJoe Malone

1969-05-15 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), dies at 79

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1969-09-13 Charles Foulkes, Canada gen/honorary citizen of Wageningen, dies at 66
  • 1970-02-27 Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • 1970-03-23 Del Lord, Canadian director (b. 1894)
  • 1970-05-09 Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician, dies at 86
  • 1970-07-26 Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)
  • 1970-11-21 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, dies at 83
  • 1971-01-05 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
  • 1971-04-13 Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash at 21
  • 1971-07-07 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian writer (b. 1925)
  • 1972-10-17 Walter "Turk" Broda, Canadian ice hockey goaltender, 5x Stanley Cup, 2x Vezina Trophy (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1935-51), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1972-10-31 Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
  • 1972-12-15 Edward Earle, Canadian actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90

Person of interestLester B. Pearson

1972-12-27 Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (Nobel Peace Prize 1957), dies at 75

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • 1973-03-26 Don Messer, Canadian folk fiddler, and television host (Jubilee, 1959-73), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 1973-05-06 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian organist, conductor and composer, dies at 79
  • 1974-01-13 Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • 1974-02-16 John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)

Person of interestTim Horton

1974-02-21 Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1974-04-02 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84
  • 1974-04-05 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (Group of Seven), dies at 91
  • 1974-05-15 Guy Simonds, Canadian army, youngest General officer, dies at 71
  • 1975-01-08 Anthony Warde, American actor (Dangers of the Canadian Mounted, Buck Rogers, Black Widow), dies at 66
  • 1975-01-25 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician, Mayor of Ottawa (1951-56), dies at 78
  • 1975-03-07 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 73
  • 1976-01-23 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (The Fortress; Passport to Pimlico), dies at 62
  • 1976-02-09 Percy Faith, Canadian-American pop and easy listening composer and bandleader ("Theme from A Summer Place"), dies at 67
  • 1976-04-05 Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
  • 1976-05-20 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 64
  • 1976-08-04 Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894)
  • 1976-09-13 Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest, historian and filmmaker (b. 1895)
  • 1976-09-13 Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)
  • 1976-12-16 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada), dies at 59
  • 1976-12-23 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, dies at 72
  • 1977-06-24 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician, dies in car crash at 33
  • 1977-08-24 Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
  • 1978-03-31 Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin), dies at 79
  • 1978-04-13 Jack Chambers, Canadian artist, dies at 47
  • 1978-09-09 Jack L Warner [Jacob Warner], Canadian-American film executive and president of the Warner Bros. Studios, dies at 86
  • 1978-09-15 Robert Cliche, French Canadian politician and judge (b. 1921)
  • 1979-02-23 W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician, dies at 78

Person of interestCyrus Eaton

1979-05-09 Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, dies at 95

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • 1979-06-09 Cyclone Taylor, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Stanley Cup 1909 Ottawa, 1915 Vancouver), dies at 94
  • 1979-07-11 Claude Wagner, French-Canadian judge and politician, dies at 54

Person of interestJohn Diefenbaker

1979-08-16 John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (Conservative: 1957-63), dies at 83

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1980-03-05 Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), dies from a stroke at 67
  • 1980-08-08 Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer, dies at 70
  • 1980-08-14 Dorothy Stratten [Hoogstraten], Canadian playmate (August, 1979), model and actress (Galixina), murdered by estranged husband and manager Paul Snider at 20
  • 1980-10-27 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)