January 8 - Stuart Garson becomes premier of Manitoba, replacing John Bracken, who had governed for 21 years
May 11 - Walter Jones becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing Thane Campbell
May 18 - Harry Nixon becomes premier of Ontario, replacing Gordon Conant
May 23 - William Aberhart, premier of Alberta, dies in office
May 31 - Ernest Manning becomes premier of Alberta
July - 1st Canadian Infantry Division is part of the invasion of Sicily.
August 4 - Ontario election: George Drew's PCs win a minority, defeating Harry Nixon's Liberals
August 17 - George Drew becomes premier of Ontario, replacing Harry Nixon
December - Battle of Ortona.
January 28 - Paul Henderson, ice hockey player
March 15 - David Cronenberg, film director
May 11 - Nancy Greene, alpine skier
September 27 - Randy Bachman, musician
November 7 - Joni Mitchell, musician
May 23 - William Aberhart, Premier of Alberta, dies in office.
December 9 - Peter Dmytruk, WWII military hero