This Day In History
September 15
Year 5 Day 42 WW I
Year Month Start Date Event
1663 September 15 Arrival of Augustin de Saffray de Mézy, first governor named by the King, Monseigneur Laval, royal commissioner Louis Gaudais-Dupont and 150 colonists and craftmen on September 15.
1833 September 15 Born - September 15 - Alexander Roberts Dunn, first Canadian awarded the Victoria Cross (died 1868)
1860 September 15 Born - September 15 - Napoléon Belcourt, politician (died 1932)
1882 September 15 Died - September 15 - Jacques Philippe Lantier, businessman, author and politician (b.1814)
1884 September 15 September 15 - The Nile Voyageurs depart for Africa
1885 September 15 September 15 - Northwest Territories election
1888 September 15 Born - September 15 - Filip Konowal, soldier, Victoria Cross recipient in 1917 (d.1959)
1894 September 15 Died - September 15 - Philip Carteret Hill, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1821)
1895 September 15 Died - September 15 - Hector Berthelot, lawyer, journalist and publisher (b.1842)
1901 September 15 Born - September 15 — Gweneth Lloyd, choreographer
1907 September 15 Born - September 15 - Fay Wray, actress (d.2004)
1915 September 15 Died - September 15 – Ernest Gagnon, folklorist (b. 1834)
1917 September 15 Born - September 15 - Alf Pike, ice hockey player and coach (d.2009)
1922 September 15 September 15 – Prime Minister Mackenzie King refuses to support the British in the Chanak Affair, asserting foreign policy independence for the first time
1956 September 15 Died - September 15 – Charles Dow Richards, judge, politician and 18th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1879)
1959 September 15 September 15: Georges Vanier is sworn in as Governor General replacing Vincent Massey. He is the first French Canadian Governor General.
1962 September 15 Born - September 15 – Brad Willock, volleyball player
1966 September 15 Died - September 15 – Leonard Brockington, lawyer, civil servant and first head of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (b.1888)
1972 September 15 September 15 - David Barrett becomes premier of British Columbia, replacing W.A.C. Bennett, who had governed for 20 years
1978 September 15 September 15 - The Sudbury Strike of 1978 begins.
1978 September 15 SThe Inco Strike of 1978 begins in Sudbury, Ontario. Workers are out on strike for almost nine months, until June 7, 1979.
1979 September 15 Born - September 15 - Brett Youngberg, volleyball player
1979 September 15 Born - September 15 - Patrick Marleau, ice hockey player
1998 September 15 September 15 - Louis Rasminsky, third Governor of the Bank of Canada (born 1908)
1999 September 15 September 15 - Louise Arbour appointed to the Supreme Court replacing Antonio Lamer
2004 September 15 Died - September 15 - Walter Stewart, writer, editor and journalism educator (born 1931)
2008 September 15 Died - September 15 - Marion Dewar, politician, mayor of Ottawa (1978–1985) (born 1928)
2010 September 15 September 15 – Seven tonnes of hashish is seized from an abandoned trailer by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Montreal.[77]
2011 September 15 Died - September 15 - Mo Rothman, 92, movie executive, persuaded Charlie Chaplin to return to the United States, Parkinson's disease (born 1919)
2011 September 15 Died - September 15 - Frances Bay, 92, character actress (Happy Gilmore, Blue Velvet, The Middle), died in Tarzana, California (born 1919)