March Births

Abbott, Sir John Joseph Caldwell
3rd Prime Minister of Canada Date of Birth: 12-Mar-1821 St. Andrews, Lower Canada Date of Death: 30-Oct-1893 Montréal, Québec Cemetery: Mount Royal Cemetery
Andrews, George Henry
George Henry Andrews Born: March 24th, 1928, 130 Queensdale Ave. Toronto, Ontario Died: January 22nd, 1982 01:38 hrs. Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario of kidney failure resulti...
Barilko, Bill
Bill Barilko scored the overtime goal in game 5 of the 1950-51 Stanley Cup playoffs to win the Stanley Cup.
Bell, Alexander Graham
Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.
Bethune, Norman
Dr. Bethune was a physician and medical innovator. He is best known for his service in war time medical units during the Spanish Civil War and with the People's Liberation Army during the Sec...
Danby, Ken
Ken Danby is recognized as one of the world’s foremost realist artists and best-known in Canada for his iconic hockey painting, At The Crease.
Healey, Jeff
Blind since early childhood, Jeff Healey’s guitar playing virtuosity and soulful voice saw him rise to prominence in the entertainment world in the late 1980s selling millions of albums world...
Johnson, Pauline
Pauline Johnson was a successful poet in her day, who gave readings and lectures in North America and Europe. Her most famous poem is The Song My Paddle Sings.
MacPhail, Agnes Campbell
Agnes MacPhail was Canada's first woman Member of Parliament. She was elected in the 1921 federal election. She was a champion of the rights of farmers, women and prisoners was Canada's first...
Mitchell, W.O.
An author of novels, short stories, and plays, Mitchell is best known for his 1947 novel, Who Has Seen The Wind, which has sold close to a million copies in North America, and the radio serie...
Murphy, Emily
Emily Murphy was appointed police magistrate for Edmonton in 1916, making her the British Empire's and Canada's first female judge. She was one of the "Famous Five" who took part in the Perso...
Tecumseh
Shawnee Chief. Led confederation of First Nations in league with the British, against the Americans, in the War of 1812. Was killed during the Battle of the Thames, in Upper Canada.
Waxman, Al
Actor, know for his roles in King of Kensington and Cagney and Lacey. He was also a founding member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

March Deaths

Barker, William George
William George Barker VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Two Bars was a Canadian First World War fighter ace and Victoria Cross recipient.
Best, Charles H.
Charles Best was a medical scientist and one of the co-discoverers of insulin.
Brewster, Harlan Carey
Harlan Brewster was Premier of British Columbia. He was first elected to the Legislature in 1907, he served as leader of the opposition from March 1916 until he became Premier in the November...
Brown, Arthur Roy
Canadian flying ace credited with shooting down Manfred von Richthofen more famously known as "The Red Baron".
Candy, John
John Candy was an actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City, and in his role in comedy films.
Carr, Emily
Emily Carr was a painter and writer whose lifelong inspiration was the coastal environment of British Columbia.
Connors, Thomas Charles
Stompin' Tom Connors was known across the country, this singer-songwriter, fiddler and guitarist is a staunch supporter of Canada, its music and musicians. A modern minstrel, he criss-crossed...
Dutton, Mervyn
"Red" Dutton was a hockey player and manager. Dutton served as the second National Hockey League President, from 1943 to 1946. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee in 1958.
Frum, Barbara
Date of birth: September 8, 1937 Date of death: March 26, 1992 Claim to fame: Newscaster, journalist and TV Host.
Geoffrion, Bernie "Boom Boom"
"Boom Boom" Geoffrion was born in Montreal, Quebec, and began playing in the NHL in 1951. He was a player for 16 seasons and also a coach.
Haim, Corey
Corey Haim was best known for his 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol.
Healey, Jeff
Blind since early childhood, Jeff Healey’s guitar playing virtuosity and soulful voice saw him rise to prominence in the entertainment world in the late 1980s selling millions of albums world...
Johnson, Pauline
Pauline Johnson was a successful poet in her day, who gave readings and lectures in North America and Europe. Her most famous poem is The Song My Paddle Sings.
Koffman, Moe
Moe Koffman was a great Canadian Jazz/Bebop musician who played both the flute and the saxophone.
Leacock, Stephen
Stephen Leacock was a humorist, essayist, teacher, political scientist, and historian.
Lismer, Arthur
Arthur Lismer was a painter and a member of the Group of Seven.
Mackenzie, Alexander
Alexander Mackenzie was an explorer, North West Company partner; first person to cross the North American continent and reach the Pacific over land.
Silverheels, Jay
Although Jay Silverheels appeared in over 35 movies, he is best-known for his role of Tonto in The Lone Ranger tv series.
Walker, Byron Edmund
Sir Byron Edmund Walker was a wealthy banker who is best remember for his philanthropic support of the arts. He was a patron of many Canadian educational and cultural institutions such as the...