Canadian History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 608

  • 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

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1944-09-12 Second Quebec Conference: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and the Combined Chiefs of Staff meet in Quebec City, Canada to discuss Allied occupation zones, the Morgenthau Plan, U.S. Lend-Lease aid to Britain and the role of the Royal Navy

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 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
  • 1945-04-05 World War II: Dutch city of Almelo is freed by the Second Canadian Corps
  • 1945-04-06 World War II: Dutch city of Coevorden freed from German occupation by Canadian forces
  • 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, Netherlands, from Nazis
  • 1945-04-13 Canadian soldier Léo Major single-handedly liberates Dutch town of Zwolle by fooling Germans into thinking a raid had begun
  • 1945-04-16 World War II: Dutch town of Arnhem, site of failed Operation Market Garden, is freed by British and Canadian forces
  • 1945-05-08 Canadian troops move into Amsterdam

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1945-08-04 American golfer Byron Nelson wins Canadian Open at Uplands & Thornhill CC for a record 11th consecutive PGA victory, on way to record season tally of 18

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 1945-09-28 Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-10-08 US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1946-06-14 Canadian Library Association established
  • 1946-09-22 Canadian woman Evelyn Dick charged with butchering her husband in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1947-04-19 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs edge Montreal Canadiens, 2-1 for a 4-2 series win; first all-Canadian final since 1935
  • 1948-02-06 World & European champion Barbara Ann Scott becomes the first Canadian to win a women's figure skating Olympic gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Games
  • 1948-02-08 Canada beats Switzerland 3-0, to regain the Olympic ice hockey title at the St. Moritz Winter Games; forward Walter Halder top scores with 29 points in Canada’s 5th Olympic title
  • 1948-04-19 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02; his 4th victory in the event

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-11-15 Mackenzie King retires after 22 years as Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-11-15 Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1948-12-29 Canada recognizes Israel
  • 1949-02-12 Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
  • 1949-03-31 Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province
  • 1949-09-17 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
  • 1950-01-19 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-02-06 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne and proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms including Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
King of the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI
  • 1952-02-24 Canada wins 6th Olympic ice hockey title courtesy of a final round 3-3 tie with the US at the Oslo Winter Games; Canadian center Billy Gibson top scores with 19 points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-02-28 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • 1952-07-01 The first NASCAR Grand National event is run outside of the US with Buddy Shuman winning the 200-lap race at Stamford Park, Ontario, Canada
  • 1952-07-04 Canadian Currency, Mint and Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
  • 1952-09-06 Canadian TV begins in Montreal
  • 1952-11-19 Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe
  • 1952-11-29 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts prove to be the dominant club in Canada with their record 10th Championship; beat Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
  • 1953-01-20 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada from Buffalo, New York
  • 1953-03-03 Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed
  • 1954-02-10 World Figure Skating Championship at Oslo: Pairs - won by Canadian team of Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden
  • 1954-07-30 5th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1954-10-15 Hurricane Hazel makes landfall in the US in North Carolina as a category 4 hurricane, 195 die in US and Canada

  • 1954-10-18 Hurricane Hazel becomes most severe to ever hit the US, killing 195 in US and Canada
  • 1955-02-17 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • 1956-01-22 Canadian Football Council forms
  • 1956-02-04 Soviet Union beats Canada, 2-0 at Cortina d'Ampezzo to clinch their first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal; US takes silver, Canada bronze

United <b>Nations</b>United Nations

1956-11-07 Suez Crisis ends with a ceasefire as the United Nations Emergency Force is established at instigation of Canadian diplomat Lester B. Pearson and UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Dag Hammarskjöld
  • 1957-03-03 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of Canada
  • 1957-05-27 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1957-06-10 John Diefenbaker (C) elected Prime Minister of Canada

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1957-07-08 First Pugwash Conference, the "Thinkers Lodge" held on nuclear disarmament at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, founded by Joseph Rotblat and hosted by Cyrus Eaton

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • 1957-08-01 US and Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • 1957-10-04 Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario
  • 1957-10-12 Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1957-10-14 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.
  • 1957-10-20 Lester B. Pearson is the first Canadian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his aid in resolving the Suez Crisis
  • 1958-01-19 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
  • 1958-04-05 Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest ever non-nuclear controlled explosions
  • 1958-05-12 US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

  • 1958-06-17 The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day
  • 1958-07-01 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave
  • 1958-08-14 Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21)
  • 1959-02-20 The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
  • 1959-02-28 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul of Canada, their 3rd title
  • 1959-04-27 The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1959-06-03 US President Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker a message off the Moon

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1960-02-19 Three time Canadian world champions Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul win the pairs figure skating Olympic gold medal at Squaw Valley, CA
  • 1961-08-02 St Louis Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in an exhibition game in Toronto, Canada
  • 1961-11-06 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball - actually Canadian)
  • 1962-01-26 Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard
  • 1962-03-15 Donald Jackson of Canada is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump
  • 1962-09-28 Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
  • 1962-09-29 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)
  • 1962-11-08 Canada's government orders the nickel changed back to round shape
  • 1963-04-22 Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1963-06-19 Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
  • 1963-11-29 Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, Canada
  • 1964-11-16 Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
  • 1964-12-15 Canada's House of Commons votes 163 to 78 to approve the red Maple Leaf Flag
  • 1965-01-02 Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965-02-01 Former world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson beats Canadian George Chuvalo by unanimous decision in a 12-round non-title clash at New York’s Madison Square Garden; 'The Ring' names bout Fight of the Year.

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1965-02-15 Red Maple Leaf Flag becomes the official flag of Canada
  • 1965-05-15 Canadian Football Players Association organizes

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,178

  • 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
  • 1902-08-30 Arnold Maria Walter, Canadian composer, born in Hanušovice, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)

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)
  • 1902-12-29 Nels Stewart, Canadian hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1957)
  • 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)
  • 1903-12-04 Al Leader, Canadian-American Hockey Hall of Fame player, referee and administrator (Western Hockey League), born in Barnsley, Manitoba (d. 1982)
  • 1904-04-16 Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)
  • 1904-04-26 Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop (Montreal), born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada (d. 1991)
  • 1904-05-13 Earle Birney, Canadian poet and novelist who twice won the Governor General's Award, born in Calgary, Northwest Territories (d. 1995)
  • 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
  • 1904-11-03 Jānis Kalniņš, Latvian-Canadian composer, born in Pärnu, Estonia (d. 2000)
  • 1904-11-04 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, born in Merseburg (d. 1976)
  • 1904-11-18 Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian painter, born in Quebec (d. 1990)
  • 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)
  • 1905-06-23 Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • 1905-09-21 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive, born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 1999)
  • 1905-10-26 George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal, born in Paris, Ontario, Canada (d. 1989)
  • 1905-11-01 Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian abstract painter, born in Saint-Hilaire, Quebec (d. 1960)
  • 1905-12-01 Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • 1906-03-28 Joseph Wright Jr., Canadian oarsman (Olympic gold 1928), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)
  • 1906-04-08 Raoul Jobin, French Canadian operatic tenor, born in Quebec City, Quebec (d. 1974)
  • 1906-05-16 Alfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (d. 1988)
  • 1906-07-27 Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist, born in La Grande, Oregon (d. 1999)
  • 1906-11-02 Paul Thompson, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (Stanley Cup 1928 [NY Rangers], 1934, 38 Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1991)
  • 1906-12-02 Donald Woods, Canadian actor (True Grit, Craig Kennedy; Criminologist), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 1998)
  • 1906-12-10 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American nuclear physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1907-01-16 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1907-01-26 Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1907-02-01 John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • 1907-02-14 Johnny Longden, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey/trainer (1943 Crown on Count Fleet), born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 1907-03-03 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York (d. 1952)
  • 1907-04-16 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)
  • 1907-05-29 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2002)
  • 1907-08-28 Phil Edwards, Canadian-Guyanese runner (Olympic bronze 1928, 32, 36), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1971)
  • 1907-09-03 Andrew Brewin, Canadian lawyer and MP for Greenwood, born in Brighton, England (d. 1983)
  • 1907-09-15 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1907-11-22 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • 1907-12-01 Alex Wilson, Canadian athlete (Olympic silver 800m, 2 x bronze 400m, 4x400m relay 1932), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1994)
  • 1907-12-16 Barbara Kent, Canadian actress (Lonesome, Flesh and the Devil), born in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1908-01-20 Wilfred Conwell Bain, American music educator, born in Shawville, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1908-02-13 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, born in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada (d. 1983)
  • 1908-05-19 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (Olympic gold 100m / 200m 1928), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1982)
  • 1908-06-12 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1988)
  • 1908-06-18 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • 1908-09-04 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian film director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny), born in Grand Forks, Canada (d. 1999)

Person of interestJohn Kenneth Galbraith

1908-10-15 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), born in Iona Station, Ontario (d. 2006)

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 1908-10-24 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1993)
  • 1908-10-29 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster (WWII), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)

Person of interestBronko Nagurski

1908-11-03 Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Rainy River, Ontario (d. 1990)

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1908-11-04 Anthony Warde, American actor (Dangers of the Canadian Mounted, Buck Rogers, Black Widow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1908-11-10 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2000)
  • 1909-02-14 A. Moses Klein, Canadian poet (Hath Not a Jew...), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1909-03-22 Gabrielle Roy, French Canadian novelist (Tin Flute), born in St. Boniface, Manitoba (d. 1973)
  • 1909-05-09 Don Messer, Canadian folk fiddler, and television host (Jubilee, 1959-73), born in Tweedside, New Brunswick (d. 1973)
  • 1909-05-28 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Lynden, Ontario, Canada (d. 2005)
  • 1909-06-17 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1909-08-25 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • 1909-09-01 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (d. 1957)
  • 1909-09-12 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1986)
  • 1909-10-19 Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Where Eagles Dare), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1992)
  • 1909-11-15 Don Large, Canadian choral director (Wayne King)
  • 1910-02-05 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
  • 1910-04-02 Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer, born in Cabano, Quebec (d. 1980)
  • 1910-06-21 Charles Jones, composer, born in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1910-09-15 George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
  • 1910-10-13 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1910-10-27 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), born in Manitoba (d. 1963)
  • 1910-12-01 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1910-12-07 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1983)
  • 1911-01-14 George Amadee Tremblay, Canadian pianist & composer, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1911-03-03 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1911-04-13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in Nouvelle, Quebec, Canada (d. 1994)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 784

  • 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 distance runner (Marathon of Hope 1980), 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 (Olympic gold 100m / 200m 1928), dies from self inflicted gunshot wounds at 74
  • 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, French Canadian author (Tin Flute), dies at 73
  • 1983-07-29 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 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)
  • 1984-09-25 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 (Rigoleto- "Monterone"), 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 - "The Shape I'm In"; "Tears Of Rage"), 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 organist, conductor, and composer, dies at 78
  • 1986-06-02 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84 (b. 1901)
  • 1986-08-20 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (b. 1923)
  • 1986-09-25 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), dies at 77
  • 1986-11-10 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (b. 1903)
  • 1987-01-05 Margaret Laurence, Canadian author (The Stone Angel), dies at 60
  • 1987-01-05 Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
  • 1987-01-27 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, dies at 72
  • 1987-02-12 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55
  • 1987-07-08 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (Canadian Member of Parliament), dies at 84
  • 1987-09-11 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), dies of pneumonia following heart surgery at 72
  • 1987-09-12 John Qualen, Canadian actor (Casablanca, The Grapes of Wrath, The Searchers), dies at 87
  • 1987-11-24 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • 1987-12-01 Punch Imlach, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach and general manager (Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1988-02-16 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler, dies at 71
  • 1988-03-20 Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Miles Davis; Absolute Beginners, Out of the Cool), dies at 75
  • 1988-06-19 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biologist (b. 1922)
  • 1988-11-09 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), dies at 64
  • 1988-12-20 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC, dies at 80
  • 1989-01-24 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Masters 1969 runner-up), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 1989-06-15 Maurice Bellemare, Canadian politician (b. 1912)
  • 1989-06-22 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician, dies at 72
  • 1989-11-13 Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)
  • 1990-02-04 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler, dies at 74
  • 1990-02-17 Hap Day, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1932 [captain], 42, 45, 47, 48, 1949 [coach], 1951 [assistant manager]; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 88
  • 1990-03-22 Gerald Bull, Canadian long range artillery designer and engineer, dies at 62
  • 1990-04-11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1972-90), and football team (Hamilton Tiger Cats, 1978-88) owner, dies at 86
  • 1990-06-12 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), dies at 59
  • 1990-07-31 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 87
  • 1990-08-25 Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
  • 1990-10-31 Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
  • 1990-11-21 Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • 1991-01-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat, dies at 85
  • 1991-01-23 Northrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (b. 1912)
  • 1991-03-22 Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1991-04-26 Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (26th Premier of New Brunswick), dies at 60
  • 1991-08-06 Roland Michener, 20th Governor General of Canada (1967-74), dies at 91
  • 1991-08-22 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1991-09-06 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 1991-12-18 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1991-12-19 Paul Maxwell, Canadian actor (Aliens, City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
  • 1992-03-03 Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Where Eagles Dare), dies from pneumonia at 82
  • 1992-03-21 John Ireland, Canadian actor (All the King's Men, Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), dies of leukaemia at 78
  • 1992-03-26 Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
  • 1992-04-10 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), dies at 71
  • 1992-04-25 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), dies of cancer at 39
  • 1992-07-24 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • 1992-08-15 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
  • 1992-08-21 Dai Vernon [David Frederick Wingfield Verner], Canadian magician, dies at 98
  • 1992-09-14 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1992-12-13 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
  • 1992-12-21 Sybil Andrews, English-Canadian painter, dies at 94
  • 1993-01-26 Jeanne Sauvé, 23rd Governor-General of Canada (1984-90), dies at 70
  • 1993-02-24 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster, dies at 75
  • 1993-02-28 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
  • 1993-04-15 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), dies at 84
  • 1993-06-09 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), dies of brain cancer at 72