On This Day

Tim Horton

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton

Full Name: Miles Gilbert Horton
Profession: NHL Star and Businessman


Biography: Played 24 seasons in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Buffalo Sabres.

He also co-founded Tim Hortons, a doughnut chain, which currently has over 3,000 locations across Canada.

Born: January 12, 1930
Birthplace: Cochrane, Ontario, Canada

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: February 21, 1974 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Car crash

Historical Events

  • 1964-05-17 First Tim Horton's coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton
  • 1977-08-25 Canadian NHL player Tim Horton posthumously inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame
  • 2014-08-26 Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion