This Day In History
July 21  
Year Month Start Date Event
1814 July 21 Born - July 21 - Jacques Philippe Lantier, businessman, author and politician (d.1882)
1826 July 21 Born - July 21 - Hugh Richardson, jurist (died 1913)
1836 July 21 The first railway line in British North America connected La Prairie with Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
1911 July 21 Born - July 21 - Marshall McLuhan, educator, philosopher, and scholar (d.1980)
1916 July 21 Born - July 21 - Wilfred Cantwell Smith, professor of comparative religion (d.2000)
1923 July 21 Born - July 21 - Rudolph A. Marcus, chemist and 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate
1924 July 21 Born - July 21 - Lynn R. Williams, labour leader
1926 July 21 Born - July 21 Norman Jewison, film director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre
1958 July 21 Died - July 21 Joseph Oscar Lefebre Boulanger, politician and lawyer (b.1888)
1962 July 21 Born - July 21 Lee Aaron, rock and jazz singer
1972 July 21 July 21 - Global Television begins broadcasting in Ontario
1980 July 21 Born - July 21 - Scott Frandsen, rower and Olympic silver medalist
1983 July 21 Born - July 21 - Tara Campbell, water polo player
1988 July 21 July 21 The War Measures Act is replaced by the Emergencies Act
1992 July 21 Born - July 21 - Giselle Klein, sprint Car driver
2000 July 21 Died - July 21 - Frank Miller, politician and 19th Premier of Ontario (born 1927)
2005 July 21 Died - July 21 - Long John Baldry, singer and voice actor (born 1941)
2008 July 21 Died - July 21 - Sidney Craig, entrepreneur and thoroughbred horse owner, co-founder of Jenny Craig, Inc. (born 1932)
2009 July 21 Died - July 21 - Les Lye, actor and broadcaster (born 1924)
2010 July 21 Died - July 21 John E. Irving, industrialist (born 1932)
2011 July 21 July 21 A heatwave across Eastern Canada peaks with temperatures reaching as high as 37.1 degrees Celsius (humidex: 51 degrees Celsius) in Toronto, Ontario.