On this day in 1983, an Air Canada DC-9 enroute from Dallas to Toronto was forced to land in Cincinnati due to an in-flight fire. Twenty-three people died; among them, Stan Rogers.
"Mary Ellen Carter" is probably his most famous song (and as the video shows, cited by a shipwreck survivor as the inspiration). His song "Northwest Passage" is considered one of the unofficial national anthenms of Canada.
Thanks Stan, RIP