1958 in Canada


1958 in Canada

"See also:"
1957 in Canada,
other events of 1958,
1959 in Canada and the
list of 'years in Canada'.

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Incumbents

*Monarch - Queen Elizabeth II
*Governor General - Vincent Massey then Georges Vanier
*Prime Minister - John Diefenbaker
*Premier of Alberta - Ernest Manning
*Premier of British Columbia - W.A.C. Bennett
*Premier of Manitoba - Douglas Campbell then Duff Roblin
*Premier of New Brunswick - Hugh John Flemming
*Premier of Newfoundland - Joey Smallwood
*Premier of Nova Scotia - Robert Stanfield
*Premier of Ontario - Leslie Frost
*Premier of Prince Edward Island - Alex Matheson then Walter Shaw
*Premier of Quebec - Maurice Duplessis then Paul Sauvé
*Premier of Saskatchewan - Tommy Douglas

Events

* January 16 - Louis St. Laurent is replaced by Lester B. Pearson as leader of the Liberal Party
* February 19-20 - The Right Honourable Ellen Fairclough assumes the role of Prime Minister for a day.
* March 25 - The Avro Arrow flies for the first time
* March 31 - John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a massive election victory.
* April 5 - the Seymour Narrows is made more easily passable after Ripple Rock was destroyed in one of the largest planned non-nuclear explosions
* May 12 - The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) agreement is signed between the United States and Canada.
* June 17 - The poorly designed Second Narrows Bridge in Vancouver collapses killing 18.
* July 1 - Canada-wide television broadcasting starts
* July 1 - The Lost Villages in Ontario are permanently flooded as part of the St. Lawrence Seaway construction project.
* July 16 - Duff Roblin sworn in as premier of Manitoba
* July 16 - The Manitoba Theatre Centre opens
* October 23 - The third Springhill Mining Disaster occurs killing 74.
* Department of Physical Education started at the University of Saskatchewan
* Golden Retriever Club of Canada is founded
* Grey Cup - Winnipeg Blue Bombers win 35-28 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*Stanley Cup - Montreal Canadiens win 4-2 over the Boston Bruins

Arts and literature

:New works
*John Kenneth Galbraith's "The Affluent Society"
*Farley Mowat's "Coppermine Journey: An Account of a Great Adventure"
*Antonine Maillet's first novel "Pointe-aux-Coques":Awards
* See 1958 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
*Stephen Leacock Award: Eric Nicol, "Girdle Me A Globe" :Film
*Morley Callaghan's "Now That April's Here" is made into a feature film
*Allan Dwan directs his last film "Enchanted Island":Music
*Paul Anka has four hit singles and becomes one of the most popular singers in the world

Births

* March 8 - Raymond Simard, politician
* April 7 - Ted Nolan, hockey player and coach
* May 10 - Gaétan Boucher, speed skater
* May 18 - Bob Chaperon, snooker player
* June 24 - Jean Charest, politician
* July 28 - Terry Fox, runner, Cancer advocate
* August 15 - Craig MacTavish, hockey player and coach
* August 17 - Kirk Stevens, snooker player
* August 19 - Darryl Sutter, hockey player and coach
* September 16 - Jennifer Tilly, actor
* September 17 - Monte Solberg, politician
* September 28 - Angella Taylor-Issajenko, sprinter
* October 8 - Neile Graham, poet and scholar
* November 3 - Kevin Sorenson, politician
* November 6 - Kevin Doherty, judoka
* November 19 - Joe Jordan, politician
* December 25 - Alannah Myles, musician

Deaths

*January 16 - Charles Bélec, politician
*July 21 - Joseph Oscar Lefebre Boulanger, politician
*September 11 - Robert W. Service, poet


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