Quebec in History

Historical Events


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1608-07-03 Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1610-06-19 Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
  • 1616-07-11 Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
  • 1632-03-29 Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
  • 1634-07-04 The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France, later to become the Canadian province of Quebec.
  • 1663-02-05 Charlevoix Earthquake in Quebec, felt strongly in New England
  • 1690-10-07 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
  • 1694-10-23 American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec.
  • 1734-06-21 In Montreal, New France (Quebec), black slave Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony

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1759-06-27 British general James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • 1759-09-12 British soldiers capture the town of Quebec.
  • 1759-09-13 British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
  • 1759-09-18 Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
  • 1765-05-18 Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1774-05-20 Britain gives Quebec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio
  • 1774-06-22 British parliament accepts Quebec Act
  • 1775-12-31 Battle of Quebec in American Revolutionary War; Americans defeated trying to take British stronghold
  • 1824-06-08 Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
  • 1831-03-31 Quebec & Montreal incorporated
  • 1832-06-07 Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
  • 1836-07-21 1st Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie & St John, Quebec
  • 1837-05-25 The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
  • 1838-02-28 Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec)
  • 1845-05-28 Fire in Quebec, Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed
  • 1866-06-07 1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec
  • 1866-10-15 Great fire in Quebec destroys 2,500 houses

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1867-07-01 The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • 1867-12-27 Ontario & Quebec legislatures hold 1st meeting
  • 1870-05-25 Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Quebec
  • 1875-10-16 1st Quebec vs Ontario football game, Ontario wins
  • 1883-01-16 Quebec Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1907-08-29 The Quebec Bridge in St Lawrence, Canada collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • 1912-03-11 1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
  • 1912-03-13 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Moncton (NB) in 2 games
  • 1913-03-10 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
  • 1916-09-11 The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses during reconstruction, killing 11 men, following initially total collapsed on August 29, 1907.
  • 1917-01-02 Royal Bank of Canada takes over Quebec Bank
  • 1917-08-09 Canadian Parliament passes the Compulsory Military Act which is oppossed by many French-Canadians from Québec
  • 1917-12-03 After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
  • 1917-12-19 Quebec Bulldogs play their 1st professional hockey game
  • 1928-12-20 1st international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec
  • 1943-06-20 New Quebec (Chubb) Crater discovered in northern Quebec (3½ km dia)
  • 1943-08-08 Common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec

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1944-09-11 FDR & Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1964-05-05 Separatists riot in Quebec
  • 1965-03-01 Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)

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1967-07-24 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1970-10-05 Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
  • 1971-04-04 Marine clay under houses liquefies in St-Jean-Vianney, Quebec, 31 die
  • 1976-11-16 René Levesque's Parti Québécois wins elections in Quebec
  • 1980-05-12 1st non-stop trans-North American balloon flight lands at Sainte-Félicité, Quebec. Maxie Anderson and son Kristian piloted the Kitty Hawk for five days.
  • 1980-05-20 In a referendum, 59.5% of Quebec voters reject separatism
  • 1982-02-10 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec
  • 1983-11-05 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • 1990-07-11 Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
  • 1991-06-15 Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois.

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1991-10-02 Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 1993-10-25 Canada Liberal Party/Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • 1994-09-12 Parti Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • 1995-10-30 Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada
  • 1996-07-18 Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Québec's costliest natural disasters ever.
  • 1998-01-05 Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario
  • 1998-08-20 The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

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2000-03-23 Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic

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2006-11-27 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 2012-03-22 Largest protest in Quebec's history occurs in Montreal with over 200,000 people marching against government tuition hikes and for free access to post-secondary education
  • 2012-09-04 Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec
  • 2013-07-06 42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and set of fires in Lac-Megantic, Quebec
  • 2017-01-29 Attack on mosque in Quebec kills 6 and injures 17, shooter is French-Canadian student

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1623-01-31 Francois de Laval, Catholic saint, 1st Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec, born in Montigny-sur-Avre (d. 1708)
  • 1721-01-21 James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)
  • 1724-09-03 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (d. 1808)

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1727-01-02 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, born in Westerham, England (d. 1759)

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • 1809-07-30 Charles Chiniquy, Quebec-born excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899)

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1821-03-12 John Abbott, 3rd Canadian Prime Minister (1891-92), born in Saint-Andre, Quebec (d. 1893)

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott
  • 1822-05-04 Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Quebec politician (d. 1915)
  • 1831-08-16 John Jones Ross, Quebec politician (d. 1901)
  • 1832-01-09 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • 1833-11-24 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
  • 1840-10-15 Honoré Mercier, politician and premier of Quebec (d. 1894)

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1841-11-20 Wilfrid Laurier, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1896-1911), born in Saint-Lin, Quebec (d. 1918)

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • 1848-03-24 Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
  • 1849-05-06 Wyatt Eaton, Canadian American artist, born in Philipsburg, Quebec (d. 1896)
  • 1853-12-19 Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician who was the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and 5th Chief Justice of Canada, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 1942)
  • 1861-03-19 Lomer Gouin, Quebec politician (d. 1929)
  • 1864-10-08 Ozias Leduc, Québécois painter (d. 1955)
  • 1867-03-05 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
  • 1874-03-15 Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • 1879-12-24 Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)

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1882-02-01 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1948-57), born in Compton, Quebec (d. 1973)

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1883-11-02 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, cardinal and archbishop of Quebec (d. 1947)
  • 1885-02-04 Cairine Ray Wilson, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed), born in Montreal, Quebec

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1887-01-21 Georges Vezina, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Vezina Trophy), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 1926)

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • 1888-03-14 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (d. 1970)
  • 1889-08-13 Camillien Houde, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)
  • 1889-10-28 Juliette Béliveau, Quebec comedian (d. 1975)
  • 1890-04-20 Maurice Duplessis, premier of Québec, known as "Le Chef" (d. 1959)
  • 1892-09-24 Adélard Godbout, premier of Québec (d. 1956)
  • 1896-04-11 Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (d. 1967)
  • 1896-06-30 Wilfred Pelletier, conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1896-11-07 Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist (d. 1975)
  • 1901-03-15 Colin McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1901-09-12 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec

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1902-06-21 Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, NY Rangers), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1902-12-31 Lionel Daunais, Quebec singer and composer (d. 1982)
  • 1903-02-16 George-Henri Lévesque, Quebec priest and sociologist (d. 2000)
  • 1904-01-17 Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds)
  • 1904-04-16 Fifi D'Orsay, actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1904-11-18 Jean Paul Lemieux, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • 1905-11-01 Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (d. 1960)
  • 1907-01-14 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (d. 1985)
  • 1907-03-24 Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
  • 1907-10-08 Howard Joslin, GA, actor (Quebec, Detective Story)
  • 1908-02-15 Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
  • 1909-02-14 A Moses Klein, poet (Hath Not a Jew...), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1909-05-21 François-Albert Angers, Quebec economist (d. 2003)
  • 1910-01-04 Arthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • 1910-01-28 Arnold Moss, Bkln, actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata)
  • 1911-03-03 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1912-02-04 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, archbishop of Quebec (d. 2006)
  • 1912-06-10 Jean Lesage, Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
  • 1913-04-04 Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
  • 1913-09-15 Henry Dreyfus Brant, composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1915-04-09 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Quebec politician (d. 1968)

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1915-06-10 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow
  • 1916-05-01 Glenn Ford, Quebec Canada, actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway)
  • 1916-06-20 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
  • 1916-07-25 Lucien Saulnier, Quebec politician (d. 1989)
  • 1916-08-28 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)
  • 1916-12-20 Michel Chartrand, Quebec union leader
  • 1918-05-15 Joseph Wiseman, actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1919-03-26 Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
  • 1919-10-12 Gilles Beaudoin, Quebec politician (d. 2007)

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1919-10-18 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 1920-05-30 George London, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • 1921-07-27 Émile Genest, Quebec actor (d. 2003)
  • 1922-05-06 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (d. 1999)
  • 1922-08-23 Pierre Gauvreau, Quebec painter, television writer and producer
  • 1922-08-24 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)
  • 1922-10-17 Pierre Juneau, Canada, film and broadcast executive, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1922-11-13 Madeleine Sherwood, actress (Mother Superior - Flying Nun), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1923-02-03 Alys Robi, Quebec singer
  • 1923-10-07 Jean-Paul Riopelle, Québécois member of Les Automatistes (d. 2002)
  • 1923-10-25 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (d. 1990)
  • 1924-01-29 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • 1924-02-01 Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
  • 1924-02-18 Louis Laberge, Quebec labour union leader (d. 2002)
  • 1924-04-29 Al Balding, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1924-06-13 Percy Rodrigues, actor (Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1924-09-08 Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec politician

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1924-12-19 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • 1925-01-26 Claude Ryan, Quebec newspaper editor (d. 2004)
  • 1925-02-18 Marcel Barbeau, Quebec artist
  • 1925-04-11 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and newspaper editor (Quebecor) (d. 1997)

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1925-08-15 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 1925-10-12 Denis Lazure, Quebec politician (d. 2008)
  • 1926-01-09 Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • 1926-04-11 Victor Bouchard, Quebec pianist and composer
  • 1926-05-02 Gérard D. Lévesque, Quebec politician (d. 1993)
  • 1926-05-06 Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
  • 1926-06-03 Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1926-07-28 Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
  • 1926-12-01 Allyn Ann McLerie, Quebec, actress (Tony Randall Show, Thorn Birds)
  • 1926-12-24 Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director
  • 1927-03-07 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • 1927-05-11 Mort Sahl, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1928-01-08 Gaston Miron, Quebec poet and editor (d. 1996)
  • 1928-01-25 Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
  • 1928-03-12 Thérèse Lavoie-Roux, Quebec politician and senator

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1949-04-30 Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

HeartWedding of Interest

1970-10-02 Actor Christopher Plummer (40) weds actress Elaine Taylor (26) in Montreal, Quebec


Famous Deaths


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1700-01-12 Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame in Quebec, dies at 79

First Canadian Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys
First Canadian Saint
Marguerite Bourgeoys
  • 1708-05-06 François de Laval, first Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec, dies at 85

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1759-09-13 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, dies in battle at 32

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • 1775-12-31 Richard Montgomery, General in Continental Army during American Revolutionary War, dies in attack on Quebec
  • 1808-11-10 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (b. 1724)
  • 1839-02-15 Chevalier de Lorimier, Quebec notary (b. 1803)
  • 1890-04-04 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Quebec politician (b. 1820)
  • 1891-01-04 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (b. 1833)
  • 1894-10-30 Honoré Mercier, politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)
  • 1898-04-12 Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820)
  • 1900-09-25 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier of Québec (b. 1832)
  • 1905-04-23 Gédéon Ouimet, Quebec politician (b. 1823)
  • 1915-09-10 Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Premier of Quebec (b. 1822)
  • 1920-09-07 Simon-Napoléon Parent, politician, premier of the province of Quebec (b. 1855)
  • 1923-04-25 Louis-Olivier Taillon, Quebec politician (b. 1840)
  • 1925-07-18 Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)
  • 1927-06-07 Edmund James Flynn, Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)
  • 1929-03-28 Lomer Gouin, Quebec politician (b. 1861)
  • 1931-05-31 Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, French Canadian cardinal, archbishop of Quebec (b. 1866)
  • 1931-06-29 Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)
  • 1941-11-18 Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (b. 1879)
  • 1942-06-17 Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician who was the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and 5th Chief Justice of Canada, dies at 88
  • 1947-01-17 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1883)
  • 1955-06-16 Ozias Leduc, Quebec painter (b. 1864)
  • 1956-09-18 Adélard Godbout, premier of Quebec (b. 1892)
  • 1959-09-07 Maurice Duplessis, Québec Prime Minister (b. 1890)
  • 1960-02-22 Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (b. 1905)
  • 1960-12-29 Philippe Panneton, Quebec physician, diplomat and writer (b. 1895)
  • 1961-09-30 Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
  • 1963-01-16 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, dies of cancer at 44
  • 1964-02-18 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
  • 1968-06-02 André Mathieu, Quebec pianist and composer (b. 1929)
  • 1968-12-15 Antonio Barrette, Canadian politician, premier of Quebec (b. 1899)

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1969-05-15 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), dies at 79

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1970-03-02 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888)
  • 1970-10-17 Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • 1973-02-22 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)
  • 1975-03-18 Alain Grandbois, Quebec poet (b. 1900)
  • 1975-08-01 Howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
  • 1977-03-15 Hubert Aquin, Quebec novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)
  • 1979-12-25 Jordi Bonet, Quebec muralist and sculptor (b. 1932)
  • 1980-12-12 Jean Lesage, politician, premier of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • 1982-11-13 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
  • 1984-07-02 Paul Dozois, Quebec politician (b. 1908)
  • 1985-02-05 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (b. 1907)
  • 1985-10-24 Maurice Roy, Archbishop of Quebec, (b. 1905)
  • 1986-11-05 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1987-11-01 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (b. 1922)
  • 1988-10-31 Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)
  • 1989-11-16 Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
  • 1990-07-18 Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (b. 1946)
  • 1990-09-30 Alice Parizeau, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 1990-12-07 Jean Paul Lemieux, Quebec painter (b. 1904)
  • 1991-01-19 Marcel Chaput, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
  • 1991-02-07 Jean-Paul Mousseau, Quebec painter, member of Les Automatistes (b. 1927)
  • 1993-02-05 Marcel Léger, Quebec politician (b. 1930)
  • 1994-10-12 Gérald Godin, Québécois poet and politician (b. 1938)
  • 1995-07-26 Raymond Mailloux, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
  • 1996-01-21 René Marc Jalbert, sergeant-at-Arms at the National Assembly of Quebec (b. 1921)
  • 1996-10-02 Robert Bourassa, PM of province of Quebec (1970-76, 85-93), dies at 63
  • 1997-09-25 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (b. 1916)
  • 1997-12-24 Pierre Péladeau, Quebec businessman, founder of Quebecor (b. 1925)
  • 1998-12-03 Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999-03-11 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
  • 1999-03-16 Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
  • 1999-08-12 Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
  • 1999-09-20 Robert Lebel, Quebec ice hockey administrator (b. 1905)
  • 2000-05-10 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • 2000-05-10 Jules Deschênes, Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)
  • 2001-02-01 André D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist (b. 1929)
  • 2001-02-06 Fulgence Charpentier, Quebec journalist (b. 1897)
  • 2001-11-19 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (b. 1924)
  • 2002-03-12 Jean-Paul Riopelle, Quebec painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 2002-07-10 Jean-Pierre Côté, French Canadian politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)
  • 2003-01-27 Louis Archambault, Quebec sculptor (b. 1915)
  • 2004-02-10 Guy Provost, Quebec actor (b. 1925)
  • 2004-05-18 Serge Turgeon, Quebec actor and union leader (b. 1946)
  • 2005-02-21 Gérard Bessette, Quebec novelist and poet (b. 1920)
  • 2005-03-26 Gérard Filion, Quebec businessman and journalist (b. 1909)
  • 2005-05-15 Alan B. Gold, Quebec Chief Justice (b. 1917)
  • 2005-10-19 Corinne Lévesque, wife of Quebec premier René Lévesque (b. 1943)
  • 2006-05-29 Jacques Bouchard, Quebec advertising executive (b. 1930)
  • 2006-07-23 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2006-09-29 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)