Canadian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 568


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.

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."
  • 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

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
  • 1928-06-24 With declining business, the Great Gorge and International Railway begins using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada
  • 1929-01-02 US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
  • 1929-03-22 USCG vessel sank 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)
  • 1932-06-17 Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada
  • 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 became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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
  • 1944-08-07 Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation
  • 1944-08-08 Canada/Polish troops occupy Cramesnil/Secqueville/Cintheaux/St-Aignan
  • 1944-08-14 Operation Tractable: new Canadian offensive
  • 1944-08-16 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise, Normandy
  • 1944-08-17 4th Canadian Armoured division occupiers Trun, Normandy
  • 1944-08-17 Canadian 2nd division conquers Falaise, Normandy
  • 1944-09-03 Canadian troops liberate Abbeville, France
  • 1944-09-11 FDR & Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference
  • 1944-10-06 Canadians free Austria
  • 1944-10-09 Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
  • 1944-10-19 Canadian troops liberate Aardensburg
  • 1944-10-21 Canadian troops occupy Breskens
  • 1944-11-02 Canadian troops occupy Knokke
  • 1944-11-05 Canadian & British troops liberate Dinteloord
  • 1945-02-22 Canadian 3rd Division occupies Moyland
  • 1945-02-23 Canadian troops occupy Kalkar
  • 1945-03-24 Operation Varsity: In the largest one-day airborne operation of all time, British, US & Canadian paratroopers land east of the Rhine in Northern Germany
  • 1945-04-01 World War II: Canadian troops free the Dutch cities of Doetinchem, Enschede, Borculo and Eibergen
  • 1945-04-03 World War II: Dutch city of Hengelo freed from Nazi control by the Canadian Army
  • 1945-04-10 Canadian troops conquer Deventer
  • 1945-04-12 Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands
  • 1945-04-13 Canadian army liberates Teuge & Assen, Netherlnds, from Nazis
  • 1945-05-08 Canadian troops move into Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,923

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1889-10-13 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1974)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1891-10-25 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 interestCy Denneny

1891-12-23 Cy Denneny, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (NHL leading scorer 1923-24), born in Farran's Point, Ontario (d. 1970)

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny

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)
  • 1892-11-20 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)
  • 1893-05-07 Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager, born in Berlin, Ontario, Canada (d. 1985)

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)
  • 1894-06-11 Dai Vernon [David Frederick Wingfield Verner], Canadian magician, The Professor (d. 1992)

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
  • 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)
  • 1895-06-14 Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), born Fort William, Ontario (d. 1968)

Person of interestGeorge Hainsworth

1895-06-26 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season; Montreal Canadiens), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1950)

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 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)
  • 1898-11-08 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)
  • 1900-09-06 W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician, born in New Brunswick, Canada (d. 1979)
  • 1900-10-19 Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
  • 1900-12-24 Joey Smallwood, Canadian politician (Premier of Newfoundland), born in (d. 1991)
  • 1901-06-14 Hap Day, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1932 [captain], 42, 45, 47, 48, 1949 [coach], 1951 [assistant manager]; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • 1901-07-30 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada (d. 1955)
  • 1901-08-29 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1986)
  • 1901-09-12 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • 1901-09-22 Charles Huggins, American-Canadian physician and cancer researcher (1966 Nobel Prize), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1997)
  • 1902-04-14 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1974)
  • 1902-06-19 Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1977)

Person of interestNorma Shearer

1902-08-10 Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (Escape, The Divorcee), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)

Actress Norma Shearer
Actress
Norma Shearer

Person of interestHowie Morenz

1902-09-21 Howie Morenz, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Montreal Canadiens, 3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1902-10-22 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1902-11-21 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio broadcaster (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1985)
  • 1902-11-22 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Valleyfield, Quebec (d. 1990)
  • 1902-11-28 Victor Jory, Canadian actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), born in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1903-01-03 Charles Foulkes, Canadian general
  • 1903-02-22 Morley Callaghan, Canadian author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)
  • 1903-02-25 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1903-04-02 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (Canadian Member of Parliament), born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1987)
  • 1903-04-23 Guy Simonds, Canadian army, youngest General officer, born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England (d 1974)
  • 1903-06-23 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (d. 1992)
  • 1903-07-16 Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1971)
  • 1903-10-04 Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist, born in Bonaventure, Quebec (d. 1993)
  • 1904-04-16 Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)
  • 1904-05-16 Hugh Plaxton, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1904-06-26 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer, born in Preston, Ontario (d. 1951)

Person of interestTommy Douglas

1904-10-20 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician (Father of Medicare), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1986)

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas
  • 1904-11-04 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, born in Merseburg (d. 1976)
  • 1904-11-05 Cooney Weiland, Canadian NHL forward (Boston Bruins), born in Seaforth, Ontario (d. 1985)
  • 1904-11-26 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist, born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada (d. 1991)
  • 1904-12-18 Wilf Carter, Canadian country and western singer, born in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia (d. 1996)
  • 1905-03-27 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer, 1st female in Canada to get bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, born in Vancouver (d. 1980)
  • 1905-04-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat, born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1991)

Person of interestJohn Peters Humphrey

1905-04-30 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), born in Hampton, New Brunswick (d. 1995)

  • 1905-05-01 Paul Desruisseaux, Canadian lawyer and politician (Senator for Wellington, Quebec), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec (d. 1982)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 745

  • 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)

Person of interestCy Denneny

1970-09-10 Cy Denneny, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (NHL leading scorer 1923-24), dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 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)
  • 1971-07-12 Yvon Robert, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1914)
  • 1972-10-17 Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • 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 fiddler (b. 1909)
  • 1973-05-06 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian composer and conductor, 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 (Passport to Pimlico, Tot Coq), dies at 62
  • 1976-02-09 Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
  • 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)
  • 1980-11-04 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer, 1st female in Canada to get bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, dies at 75

Person of interestMarshall McLuhan

1980-12-31 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Message), dies at 69

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • 1981-05-23 David Lewis, Canadian labour lawyer and politician (b. 1909)
  • 1981-05-30 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
  • 1981-06-28 Terry Fox, Canadian one-legged marathoner, dies of cancer at 22
  • 1981-07-19 Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (b. 1919)
  • 1981-09-23 Chief Dan George [Tes-wah-no], Canadian Indian author, poet and actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man, Smith!), dies from heart failure at 82
  • 1981-12-21 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • 1981-12-28 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born film director (b. 1885)
  • 1982-02-02 Paul Desruisseaux, Canadian lawyer and politician (Senator for Wellington, Quebec), dies at 76
  • 1982-02-11 Victor Jory, Canadian actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), dies at 79
  • 1982-03-28 William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • 1982-05-08 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer (World F1 runner-up 1979; Ferrari), dies in a practice accident prior to Belgian GP, at 32
  • 1982-07-18 Lionel Daunais, French-Canadian singer and composer, dies at 80
  • 1982-07-25 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
  • 1982-10-16 Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, dies at 75
  • 1982-10-18 John Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)
  • 1982-11-13 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
  • 1982-11-29 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (b. 1908)
  • 1983-03-16 Fred Rose, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
  • 1983-05-25 Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)

Person of interestNorma Shearer

1983-06-12 Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (Escape, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 82

Actress Norma Shearer
Actress
Norma Shearer
  • 1983-07-11 Ross Macdonald [Kenneth Millar], American-Canadian detective novelist (Goodbye Look), dies at 67
  • 1983-07-13 Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (b. 1909)
  • 1983-07-29 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 1983-10-02 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, dies at 75
  • 1983-10-14 Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
  • 1983-10-20 Yves Thériault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)
  • 1983-12-21 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1984-01-19 Max Bentley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1946; Chicago Blackhawks), dies at 63
  • 1984-03-04 Ernest Buckler, Canadian novelist (b. 1908)
  • 1984-04-17 Claude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
  • 1984-09-26 Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie), dies from a stroke at 87
  • 1984-12-15 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, dies at 82
  • 1985-03-24 George London, Canadian bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), dies at 64
  • 1985-04-21 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio broadcaster (Hockey Night in Canada), dies at 82
  • 1985-07-03 Frank Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager, dies at 92
  • 1985-10-19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
  • 1985-12-14 Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist, dies at 89

Person of interestTommy Douglas

1986-02-24 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician and "Father of Medicare", dies of cancer at 81

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas

Person of interestJacques Plante

1986-02-27 Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, dies of stomach cancer at 57

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • 1986-03-04 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock vocalist and pianist (The Band), commits suicide at 42

Person of interestElizabeth Smart

1986-03-04 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), dies of a heart attack at 72

  • 1986-05-20 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, dies at 78
  • 1986-06-02 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84 (b. 1901)