Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis calls and election, stating that a “vote for him is a vote for autonomy against conscription.”
Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson wins gold in the 100-metre race at the Olympic games in Seoul, South Korea. He is later stripped of his medal after testing positive for anabolic steroids.
Three months after it fell to North Korean forces, United Nations forces have taken control of Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
In Iraq, President Saddam Hussein tells the United States that war with Iraq will be an experience not unlike the U.S. experience during the Vietnam War.
Earl Grey becomes Governor General of Canada.
Britain proposes that Canada be responsible for training Commonwealth airmen.
At Bagotville, Que., 433 Squadron—a francophone squadron—is formed under Lieutenant-Colonel Claude LaFrance.
German forces launch massive attack on Stalingrad.
Governor General Michaëlle Jean is appointed.
A Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft flown by Squadron Leader K.A. Boomer destroys a Japanese seaplane over Kiska in the Aleutian Islands.
Paul Henderson scores for Team Canada, giving Canada the win in the Canada-Russia hockey series.
Former Canadian prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau dies.
General Douglas MacArthur and Korean leader Syngman Rhee arrive in Seoul shortly after the city is liberated.
Pope John Paul II calls on the people of Ireland to end violence and return to peace.
General Brock becomes Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada.
Following a conference in Germany, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returns to England with a non-aggression pact signed by Adolf Hitler.