This Day in History
March 20
Year 3 Day 231 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1861 March 20 Born - March 20 - Herménégilde Boulay, politician (died 1942)
1879 March 20 Born - March 20 - Maud Menten, medical scientist (d.1960)
1907 March 20 Born - March 20 - Hugh MacLennan, author and professor of English (d.1990)
1907 March 20 Died - March 20 - Louis Adolphe Billy, politician and lawyer (b.1834)
1909 March 20 Born - March 20 - Jack Bush, painter (d.1977)
1929 March 20 Born - March 20 - William Andrew MacKay, academic, President of Dalhousie University (1980–1986) (d.2013)
1939 March 20 Born - March 20 - Brian Mulroney, politician and 18th Prime Minister of Canada
1944 March 20 March 20 - Henry Duncan Graham Crerar becomes chief of the Canadian Army
1948 March 20 Born - March 20 - Bobby Orr, ice hockey player
1953 March 20 Died - March 20 – John Livingstone Brown, politician (b.1867)
1957 March 20 March 20 – The seven month long Murdochville Strike begins
1965 March 20 March 20 – Peter Lougheed is elected leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party
1966 March 20 Born - March 20 – Chris Gifford, field hockey player
1970 March 20 March 20 - The Francophonie is established with Canada as a founding member
1971 March 20 Born - March 20 - Janis Kelly, volleyball player
1988 March 20 Died - March 20 - Gil Evans, jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader (born 1912)
1989 March 20 March 20: Alberta election: Don Getty's PCs win a sixth consecutive majority.
1995 March 20 March 20 - Erichs Tobias is accused of war crimes
2000 March 20 Died - March 20 - Gene Eugene, actor, record producer, engineer, composer and musician (born 1961)
2002 March 20 March 20 - Stephen Harper defeats Stockwell Day to become leader of the Canadian Alliance.
2004 March 20 Died - March 20 - Pierre Sévigny, soldier, author, politician and academic (born 1917)
2004 March 20 March 20 - In the Conservative Party of Canada leadership election, 2004, Stephen Harper wins on the first ballot to become leader of the party and the official opposition.
2010 March 20 March 20 - Victoria Police Department are caught using excessive force.[27]
2010 March 20 Died - March 20 - Dorothy Corrigan, politician, first female Mayor of Charlottetown (1968–1972) (born 1914)
2010 March 20 Died - March 20 - Mikel Scicluna, professional wrestler (born 1929)
2010 March 20 March 20 - Two skiers die during an avalanche near Wells Gray Provincial Park. This is the third deadly avalanche to happen in British Columbia within a week.