1929 in Canada


1929 in Canada

"See also:"
1928 in Canada,
other events of 1929,
1930 in Canada and the
Timeline of Canadian history.

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Events

* June 6: 1929 Saskatchewan election: James Garfield Gardiner's Liberals win a plurality, but the other parties, led by James T.M. Anderson's Conservatives, will form a coalition against Gardiner, forcing him to resign as premier
* May 29: A series of explosions rip through Ottawa's sewer system.
* September 9: James Anderson becomes premier of Saskatchewan, replacing James Gardiner
* September 12: The first legal forward pass in Canadian football is completed
* October 29: the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council rules in the Persons Case that women are eligible to be senators.
* October 29: The crash of the New York Stock Exchange marks the beginning of the Great Depression
* October 30: Ontario election: Howard Ferguson's Conservatives win a third consecutive majority

Births

* January 2: Allen Sapp, artist
* January 17: Jacques Plante, hockey goalie
* January 23: John Charles Polanyi, Nobel laureate
* February 12: Philip Kives, businessman
* February 28: Frank Gehry, architect
* May 10: Antonine Maillet, author
* May 10: Peter C. Newman, journalist
* May 16: Claude Morin, scholar
* May 18: Walter Pitman, politician
* June 7: John Napier Turner, Prime Minister
* June 7: Walter Weir, Premier of Manitoba
* June 8: Louise Maheux-Forcier, author
* June 10: Pearl McGonigal, Manitoba politician
* June 20: Edgar Bronfman, Sr., businessman
* July 3: Béatrice Picard, actress
* July 10: Moe Norman, golfer
* July 26: Marc Lalonde, politician
* July 30: Bill Davis, Premier of Ontario
* August 1: Sidney Green, Manitoba politician
* August 19: Len Evans, Manitoba politician
* September 14: Dimitri Dimakopoulos, architect
* September 22: Paul-Marie Lapointe, author
* September 24: Edward M. Lawson, Senator
* October 8: Lois Smith, ballet dancer
* November 2: Richard Taylor, physicist
* November 21: Laurier L. LaPierre, journalist and senator
* November 24: Harry Oliver Bradley, politician
* December 10: Michael Snow, artist
* December 23: Patrick Watson, broadcaster
* December 28: Terry Sawchuk, hockey goalie

Deaths

* January 19: Edward Charles Bowers, politician
* October 10: Elijah McCoy, inventor


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