1939 in Canada


1939 in Canada

"See also:"
1938 in Canada,
other events of 1939,
1940 in Canada and the
Timeline of Canadian history.

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Events

* May 17 - George VI and Queen Elizabeth begin the first ever royal tour of Canada.
* September 10 - World War II: Canada declares war on Germany, one week after Britain does so
* September 16 - World War II: The Canadian Navy escorts the first of many transatlantic convoys
* September 28 - World War II: Air training facilities are set up in Canada to train pilots from Britain and the rest of the Commonwealth.
* October 25 - The Quebec election is won by the Liberals under Joseph-Adélard Godbout.
* December 17 - World War II: The 1st Canadian Infantry Division lands in Scotland en route to England. The division is accompanied by a team of announcers and technicians, who set up Radio Canada's overseas service.
* November 9 - Adélard Godbout becomes premier of Quebec for the second time, replacing Maurice Duplessis
* Canada rapidly expands its international presence by establishing High Commissions in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa.

Births

* January 3 - Bobby Hull, hockey player
* January 11 - Ann Heggtveit, skier
* January 19 - Grant Notley, Alberta politician
* January 24 - Alfred Edmond Bourgeois, politician
* February 3 - Ovid Jackson, politician
* February 10 - Adrienne Clarkson, Governor-General
* March 1 - Marlene Catterall, politician
* March 8 - Berta Seymour, ballet dancer
* March 17 - Bill Graham, politician
* March 20 - Brian Mulroney, politician
* March 26 - Patrick Lane, poet
* April 14 - William Ian Corneil Binnie, jurist
* April 20 - Wayson Choy, writer
* April 24 - Daniel Philip Hays, politician
* April 24 - Ernst Zündel, anti-semite
* May 7 - Sid Altman, biophysicist
* May 11 - Ken Epp, politician
* May 26 - Gerry McAlpine, Manitoba politician
* June 5 - Joe Clark, Prime Minister
* June 5 - Margaret Hollingsworth, playwright
* July 25 - Catherine Callbeck, Premier of PEI
* August 12 - Roy Romanow, Premier of Manitoba
* August 15 - Hardial Bains, communist
* August 21 - JoAnn Wilson, murder victim
* August 23 - Isabel Bassett, broadcaster and politician
* August 31 - Dennis Lee, poet
* September 1 - Jake Epp, politician
* September 2 - Henry Mintzberg, business scholar
* September 4 - Jim Penner, Manitoba politician
* September 30 - Len Cariou, actor
* November 18 - Margaret Atwood, author
* November 23 - Bill Bissett, poet
* November 30 - Louis LeBel, jurist
* December 2 - Francis Fox, politician
* December 21 - Lloyd Axworthy, politician
* December 24 - James K. Bartleman, diplomat and Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario
* Tony Parsons, journalist

Deaths

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