Ontario in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 295

  • 1945-01-23 Mike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario

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1945-11-12 Neil Young, Canadian singer/songwriter (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
  • 1945-12-04 Roberta Lynn Bondar, Ontario, astronaut (STS 42)
  • 1947-03-01 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1947-06-18 Linda Thorson, actress (Tara-Avengers, Julia-1 Life to Live), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1948-05-20 Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)

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1948-09-24 Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse), born in Brantford, Ontario (d. 1998)

  • 1949-06-20 Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • 1949-12-03 Heather Menzies, actress (Jessica-Logan's Run), born in Toronto, Ontario

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1950-03-26 Martin Short, Canadian comedian (SNL, SCTV, 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • 1950-06-02 Joanna Gleason, actress (Morgan-Hello Larry), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1950-07-23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario

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1950-08-09 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", born in Welland, Ontario (d. 2010)

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney

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1950-09-18 Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings), born in Kitchener, Ontario

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

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1950-10-31 John Candy, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1994)

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 1950-12-18 Martha Johnson, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1951-02-24 Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
  • 1951-03-16 Kate Nelligan, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle), born in London, Ontario
  • 1952-03-24 Nicholas Campbell, actor (Nick-Insiders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1952-04-11 Michael Daly, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 BC Winter Tour), born in Toronto, Ontario

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1953-04-18 Rick Moranis, Canadian actor (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs), born in Toronto, Ontario

Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Actor and Musician
Rick Moranis
  • 1953-05-14 Tom Cochrane, Canadian rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-07-10 Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, rock vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario

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1953-07-29 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee
  • 1953-08-27 Alex Lifeson, rock guitarist (Rush), born in Toronto, Ontario

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1953-10-29 Denis Potvin, Canadian born NHL defenseman (NY Islanders - Norris trophy), born in Vanier, Ontario

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1953-12-17 Mark Gane, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-03-04 Catherine O'Hara, comedienne (Beetlejuice, SCTV), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-03-13 Robin Duke, comedienne (SNL, SCTV, Club Paradise), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-04-12 Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-05-21 Bill Abbott, sailor (Olympics-96), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1954-07-07 Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario

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1954-08-16 James Cameron, Canadian film director and writer (Titanic, Avatar), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 1954-12-14 Steven Glenwood MacLean, astronaut (STS 52), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1955-02-22 Tim Young, Scarborough, Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars)
  • 1955-04-25 Joanne Abbott, sailor (Olympics-96), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1955-06-07 Joey Scarbury, Ontario California, singer (Greatest American Hero)
  • 1955-11-29 Howie Mandel, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956-10-03 Hart Bochner, actor (Aron-East of Eden, Supergirl, Die Hard), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956-11-10 Matt Craven, Port Colborne Ontario, actor (Juror, Killer, K2)
  • 1957-05-08 Jeff Wincott, actor (Night Heat), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957-10-07 Judy Sams, golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic-38th), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957-10-08 Doug Cox, Guelph Ontario, 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
  • 1957-10-10 Craig Marseilles, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957-11-19 George Leary, Newmarket Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96)
  • 1959-01-04 Denise Matthews "Vanity", singer (Prince protege) and actress (52 Pick Up), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1959-03-30 Daniel Seifried, Canadia Tour golfer (1981 Thunder Bay), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1959-04-17 Teri Austin, actress (Terminal Choice, Knots Landing), born in Toronto, Ontario

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1959-04-30 Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada (2006-15), born in Toronto, Ontario

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 1959-05-26 Brian Peaker, rower (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1959-06-12 Steve Bauer, St Catharines Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-silver-84, 96)
  • 1959-06-23 Danny Sharp, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Quinte Festival), born in Hamilton, Ontario

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1959-08-29 Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99), born in Sarnia, Ontario

Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Chris Hadfield
  • 1959-09-20 Lesley Thompson, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959-10-20 Janice McCaffrey, Etobicoke Ontario, 10k walker (Olympics-25-92, 96)

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1959-11-05 Bryan Adams, Canadian singer (Heaven), born in Kingston, Ontario

Singer Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
  • 1959-11-09 Karin Mundinger, LPGA golfer (1985 Singapore Open-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1960-07-06 Caroll-Ann Alie, sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1960-09-21 David James Elliott, Canadian actor (Seinfeld, Lt Harmon Rabb-Jag), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961-03-11 Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • 1961-09-06 Peggy MacIntaggart, Midland Ontario, playmate (January, 1990)
  • 1961-10-31 Sterling Hinds, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-1984), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962-01-17 Jim Carrey, Canadian-American actor (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dumb & Dumber, The Mask), born in Ontario Canada
  • 1962-04-19 Christa Teno, Tecumseh Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 Mitsubishi-44th)
  • 1962-04-22 David Wettlaufer, golfer (Ontario Beefeater-1986, 87), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1962-07-14 Diane Ratnik, volleyball setter (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962-09-05 Beth Underhill, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-26-92, 96), born in Georgetown, Ontario
  • 1962-10-03 Rick Todd, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Ben Hogan Dakota), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962-11-01 Kelly Kelland, softball 1st baseman (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1963-04-10 Claire Smith, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1963-08-07 Patrick Newman, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-10-88, 96)
  • 1963-09-30 Ed Drakich, Windsor Ontario, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • 1963-10-03 Patrick Flatley, Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Oly-4 gold-1988)
  • 1963-10-26 Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor/producer (Ed, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1963-11-15 Gideon Joe Ng, table tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964-01-15 Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
  • 1964-02-01 Sharon Bruneau, actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964-02-06 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock musician (The Tragically Hip), born in Amherstview, Ontario
  • 1964-04-22 Chris Makepeace, actor (Vamp, My Bodyguard, Meatballs, Oasis), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964-06-09 Gloria Reuben, actress (Jeanie Boulet - ER), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964-08-23 Cam Emerson, Canadian golfer (1989 Canadian Long Drive), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1964-08-26 Dave Boyes, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1964-10-27 Jill Hetherington, Brampton Ontario, tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964-10-29 May Allison, marathoner (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964-11-14 Silken Laumann, Canadian rower (Oly-bronze, silver-92, 96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1965-01-08 Eric Wohlberg, Sudbury Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1965-05-14 Curt Harnett, sprint cyclist (Olympics-bronze-92/96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965-05-16 Lori Sippel, Stratford Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
  • 1965-06-06 Wendy Wiebe, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

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1965-08-28 Shania Twain, Canadian singer (You're Still the One), born in Windsor Ontario

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain
  • 1965-09-09 Marc Dunn, volleyball player (Olympics-96), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1965-11-13 Sheryl Boyle, Renfrew Ontario, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1965-12-18 Brian Walton, points race cyclist (Olympics-silver-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1965-12-19 Jessica Steen, actress (Earth II, Homefront, Trial & Error), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-04-05 Larry Norman, canoeist (Olympics-19-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-04-11 Kara McGaw, softball rightfielder (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-06-29 John Part, Canadian professional darts player and commentator, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-10-12 Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor (Anne of Green Gables), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1966-12-05 Bruce Deacon, marathoner (Olympics-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1967-01-27 Sue Palmer, Collingwood Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)

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