1958 in Canada
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Events from the year 1958 in Canada.
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Sport
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 References
- Governor general – Vincent Massey (viceregal consort – Alice Massey)
- Prime minister – John Diefenbaker
- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – John J. Bowlen
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Frank Mackenzie Ross
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – John Stewart McDiarmid
- Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – David Laurence MacLaren (until June 5) then Joseph Leonard O'Brien
- Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Campbell Leonard Macpherson
- Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Alistair Fraser (until January 15) then Edward Chester Plow
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – John Keiller MacKay
- Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Thomas William Lemuel Prowse (until March 31) then Frederick Walter Hyndman
- Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Gaspard Fauteux (until February 14) then Onésime Gagnon
- Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – William John Patterson (until February 3) then Frank Lindsay Bastedo
- Premier of Alberta – Ernest Manning
- Premier of British Columbia – W.A.C. Bennett
- Premier of Manitoba – Douglas Campbell (until June 30) then Dufferin 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
- Premier of Quebec – Maurice Duplessis
- Premier of Saskatchewan – Tommy Douglas
- Commissioner of Yukon – Frederick Howard Collins
- Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Robert Gordon Robertson
- January 16 – Louis St. Laurent is replaced by Lester B. Pearson as leader of the Liberal Party
- February 19–20 – Rt Hon Ellen Fairclough first woman of the role of Prime Minister for two days during John Diefenbaker's absence from the country.
- 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 Second Narrows Bridge in Vancouver collapses killing 18.
- June 30 – Duff Roblin sworn in as premier of Manitoba
- 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.
- October 22 – Canada appoints, Margaret Meagher, the country's first female ambassador, to Israel.
- October 23 – The third Springhill Mining Disaster occurs killing 74.
Full date unknown
- Ellen Fairclough becomes Canada's first federal female cabinet minister.
- Department of Physical Education started at the University of Saskatchewan
Arts and literature
- July 16 – The Manitoba Theatre Centre opens.
- 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
- 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
- Morley Callaghan's Now That April's Here is made into a feature film
- Allan Dwan directs his last film Enchanted Island
- Paul Anka has four hit singles and becomes one of the most popular singers in the world.
- Grey Cup – Winnipeg Blue Bombers win 35–28 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
- Stanley Cup – Montreal Canadiens win 4–2 over the Boston Bruins.
- NASCAR Grand National Series – American race car driver Lee Petty wins the 1958 Jim Mideon 500.
January to June
- February 15 – Peter Butler, long-distance runner
- February 23 – Bob Stephen, Canadian football player (d.2009)
- March 8 – Raymond Simard, politician
- April 7 – Ted Nolan, ice hockey player and coach
- April 17 – Laslo Babits, javelin thrower
- May 10 – Gaétan Boucher, speed skater and double Olympic gold medalist
- May 18 – Bob Chaperon, snooker and billiards player
- June 24 – Jean Charest, lawyer and politician, 29th Premier of Quebec
July to September
- July 12 – Tonya Lee Williams, actress
- July 28 – Terry Fox, humanitarian, athlete and cancer treatment activist (d.1981)
- August 6 – Lorne Saxberg, television journalist and news anchor (d.2006)
- August 15 – Craig MacTavish, ice hockey player and coach
- August 17 – Kirk Stevens, snooker player
- August 19 – Darryl Sutter, ice hockey player and coach
- August 28 - Colm Feore, American-born stage, film and television actor
- August 29 – Linda Staudt, long-distance runner
- September 16 – Jennifer Tilly, actress and poker player
- September 17 – Monte Solberg, politician and Minister
- September 28 – Angella Taylor-Issajenko, sprinter
October to December
- October 8 – Neile Graham, poet and scholar
- November 3 – Kevin Sorenson, politician
- November 6 – Kevin Doherty, judoka
- November 19 – Joe Jordan, politician
- December 12 – Lucie Guay, canoe racer
- December 25 – Alannah Myles, singer-songwriter
Full date unknown
January to June
- January 7 – Margaret Anglin, actress, director and producer (b.1876)
- January 16 – Charles Bélec, politician (b.1872)
- April 1 – J. Arthur Ross, politician (b.1893)
- May 12 – Lewis St. George Stubbs, judge and politician (b.1878)
- June 26 – George Orton, middle-distance runner and Olympic gold medalist, first Canadian to win an Olympic medal (b.1873)
July to December
- July 21 – Joseph Oscar Lefebre Boulanger, politician and lawyer (b.1888)
- September 2 – George Stewart Henry, politician and 10th Premier of Ontario (b.1871)
- September 11 – Camillien Houde, politician and four-time mayor of Montreal (b.1889)
- September 11 – Robert W. Service, poet and writer (b.1874)
- October 2 – Charles Avery Dunning, politician, Minister and university chancellor (b.1885)
- November 10 – Billy Boucher, ice hockey player (b.1899)
- "Canada appoints first woman ambassador". CBC News. Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
- "1958 Jim Mideon 500 information". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2011-02-16.