Canadian History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 570

  • 1945-04-10 Canadian troops conquer Deventer
  • 1945-04-12 Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands
  • 1945-04-13 Canadian army liberates Teuge & Assen, Netherlnds, from Nazis
  • 1945-05-08 Canadian troops move into Amsterdam
  • 1945-09-28 Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-10-08 US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1946-06-14 Canadian Library Association established
  • 1948-04-19 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-11-15 Mackenzie King retires after 22 years as Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-11-15 Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1948-12-29 Canada recognizes Israel
  • 1949-02-12 Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
  • 1949-03-31 Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province
  • 1949-09-17 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
  • 1950-01-19 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-02-28 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • 1952-07-04 Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
  • 1952-09-06 Canadian TV begins in Montreal
  • 1952-11-19 Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe
  • 1953-01-20 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada from Buffalo, New York
  • 1953-03-03 Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed
  • 1954-02-10 Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • 1954-07-30 5th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1954-08-07 5th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1954-10-15 Hurricane Hazel makes landfall in the US in North Carolina as a category 4 hurricane, 195 die in US and Canada
  • 1954-10-18 Hurricane Hazel becomes most severe to ever hit the US, killing 195 in US and Canada
  • 1955-02-17 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • 1956-01-22 Canadian Football Council forms
  • 1957-05-27 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.
  • 1957-06-10 John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
  • 1957-06-18 John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada
  • 1957-06-21 Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister
  • 1957-06-21 Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history
  • 1957-08-01 US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • 1957-10-04 Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • 1957-10-12 Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957-10-14 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1958-01-19 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
  • 1958-04-05 Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.
  • 1958-05-19 US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • 1958-06-17 The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day
  • 1958-07-01 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
  • 1958-08-14 Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-02-20 The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1959-04-27 The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1959-06-03 US President Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker a message off the Moon

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1961-11-06 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball - actually Canadian)
  • 1962-01-26 Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard
  • 1962-03-15 Donald Jackson of Canada is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump
  • 1962-09-28 Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
  • 1962-09-29 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)

  • 1962-11-08 Canada's government orders the nickel changed back to round shape

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-04-22 Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • 1963-06-19 Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
  • 1963-11-29 Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, Canada
  • 1964-11-16 Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
  • 1964-12-15 Canada's House of Commons votes 163 to 78 to approve the red Maple Leaf Flag
  • 1965-01-02 Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
  • 1965-02-15 Red Maple Leaf Flag becomes the official flag of Canada
  • 1965-05-15 Canadian Football Players Association organizes
  • 1965-11-09 Hurricane hits north east US/Canada
  • 1965-11-09 Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
  • 1966-03-04 Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die
  • 1966-05-06 Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin
  • 1966-07-01 The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • 1966-08-10 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
  • 1967-04-27 Expo 67 opens in Montreal, Canada
  • 1967-06-05 Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible
  • 1967-07-01 Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1867 British North America Act which served as Canada's constitution for over 100 years
  • 1967-09-18 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
  • 1967-10-27 Expo 67 closes in Montreal, Canada
  • 1967-12-14 Lester B. Pearson (PM of Canada) announces that he is retiring from politics, and is succeeded by Pierre Trudeau

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968-04-20 Pierre Trudeau sworn in as Canada's 15th Prime Minister

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 1968-06-02 Canadians must get government permission to export silver
  • 1968-06-03 Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
  • 1968-07-27 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
  • 1968-08-01 Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
  • 1969-01-30 US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
  • 1969-04-01 Royal Canadian Mint formally forms as a Crown Corporation
  • 1969-04-08 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9
  • 1969-04-14 1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)
  • 1969-05-14 Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada
  • 1969-06-01 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
  • 1969-07-07 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
  • 1969-09-07 Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open
  • 1970-07-05 Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
  • 1970-10-16 Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history.

Music concertMusic Concert

1971-01-06 Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • 1971-04-01 US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere

CommunicationBlack Tot Day

1972-03-31 Final day of the rum ration in the Royal Canadian Navy

  • 1972-05-04 "The Don't Make A Wave Committee," a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to the "Greenpeace Foundation"
  • 1972-06-16 The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador.
  • 1972-08-10 1 million kg meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada
  • 1972-09-28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series
  • 1972-11-27 Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
  • 1973-04-20 Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit
  • 1973-07-07 Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women's mile (4:34.9)
  • 1973-11-14 Canada begins production of Olympic coins
  • 1973-12-12 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)
  • 1974-02-09 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,896

  • 1910-08-25 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • 1910-09-15 George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
  • 1910-10-08 Ray Lewis, Canadian 4X400 relayer (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1910-10-27 Jack Carson, Manitoba Canada, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce)
  • 1910-12-01 Louis Slotin, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device
  • 1911-03-03 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1911-04-13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • 1911-05-11 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1911-07-21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Massage), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • 1911-09-18 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
  • 1911-10-24 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian archbishop of Montreal (d. 1993)
  • 1911-12-01 Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
  • 1912-01-02 Barbara Pentland, Winnipeg Canada, composer
  • 1912-01-03 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1912-03-12 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (d. 2006)
  • 1912-04-26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn) (d. 2000)
  • 1912-05-13 Gil Evans, Canadian musician (d. 1988)
  • 1912-05-26 Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), born in Ontario, Canada
  • 1912-06-13 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
  • 1912-07-14 Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
  • 1912-07-17 Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
  • 1912-08-21 Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Victoria Mines, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • 1912-11-08 June Havoc [Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2010)
  • 1913-04-04 Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
  • 1913-06-12 Jean Victor Allard, Canadian army general (d. 1996)
  • 1913-08-11 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (d. 1976)
  • 1913-08-28 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, born in Thamesville, Ontario (d. 1995)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913-12-27 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1914-02-02 Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)
  • 1914-03-13 W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (d. 1998)
  • 1914-03-19 Leonidas Alaoglu, Greek-Canadian mathematician (d. 1981)
  • 1914-04-11 Norman McLaren, Canadian film animator and director (d. 1987)
  • 1914-05-09 Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)
  • 1914-05-19 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1914-07-10 Joe Shuster, Canadian-born cartoonist (d. 1992)
  • 1914-07-24 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), born in Cobble Hill, British Columbia (d.2015)
  • 1914-08-12 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
  • 1914-09-28 Harold Taylor, Canadian educator (Art & the Future)
  • 1915-01-05 Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian-born cartographer (d. 2004)
  • 1915-02-02 Stan Leonard, Canadian professional golfer (d. 2005)
  • 1915-02-12 Lorne Greene, Ottawa Canada, actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica)
  • 1915-05-03 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 1915-08-19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
  • 1915-08-22 James Hillier, Canadian-American inventor (co-created the electron microscope), born in Brantford, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1915-10-25 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian mathematician (d. 1999)
  • 1915-10-27 Harry Saltzman, St Johns NB Canada, producer (Goldfinger)
  • 1916-01-10 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1916-02-23 George Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1916-05-01 Glenn Ford, Quebec Canada, actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway)
  • 1916-05-03 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (d. 2006)
  • 1916-05-04 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1916-06-04 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes)
  • 1916-08-01 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
  • 1916-09-05 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2002)
  • 1916-12-07 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (d. 1988)
  • 1917-01-12 Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach (d. 2007)
  • 1917-04-11 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (d. 1993)
  • 1917-04-18 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (d. 1947)
  • 1917-05-20 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1967)
  • 1917-05-21 Raymond Burr, BC Canada, actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla)
  • 1917-06-18 Arthur Tremblay, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
  • 1917-07-25 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1990)
  • 1917-09-12 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian military officer and politician, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1917-09-26 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (d. 1976)
  • 1917-10-31 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • 1917-10-31 Thomas Hill, Canadian actor
  • 1917-12-06 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (d. 2008)
  • 1918-01-18 Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
  • 1918-01-22 Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan
  • 1918-01-24 John McLiam, actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 1994)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-02-22 Alfred J. Gross, American inventor (invented the walkie-talkie), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2000)

Inventor Alfred J. Gross
Inventor
Alfred J. Gross
  • 1918-03-05 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • 1918-03-15 Punch Imlach, Canadian hockey coach and general manager (d. 1987)
  • 1918-04-20 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), born in Toronto (d. 1991)
  • 1918-08-05 Betty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (d. 2004)
  • 1918-08-21 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1918-10-14 Marcel Chaput, French Canadian politician (d. 1991)
  • 1919-01-19 Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
  • 1919-04-17 Gilles Lamontagne, French Canadian politician
  • 1919-05-14 Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1919-06-21 Gérard Pelletier, French Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1997)
  • 1919-09-16 Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 1919-10-18 Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
  • 1919-12-25 Paul David, French Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
  • 1920-02-07 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1920-02-23 Paul Gérin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician
  • 1920-02-25 Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)
  • 1920-03-01 Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)
  • 1920-06-16 Raymond U. Lemieux, Canadian scientist (d. 2002)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1920-07-12 Pierre Berton, Canadian author (War of 1812), born in Whitehorse, Yukon (d. 2004)

  • 1920-08-03 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect
  • 1920-11-02 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2012)
  • 1920-11-26 Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
  • 1920-12-17 Kenneth E. Iverson, Canadian computer scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1920-12-21 Jean Gascon, Canadian actor (d. 1988)
  • 1921-01-02 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1921-01-09 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1921-03-15 Stafford Smythe, Canadian hockey executive (d. 1971)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 681

  • 1990-11-21 Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • 1991-01-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 1991-01-23 Northrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (b. 1912)
  • 1991-03-22 Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1991-04-26 Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (b. 1931)
  • 1991-08-06 Roland Michener, Canadian politician and governor general (b. 1900)
  • 1991-09-06 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 1991-12-18 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1992-03-26 Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
  • 1992-04-25 Brian Macleod, Canadian musician, dies of cancer at 39
  • 1992-07-24 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • 1992-08-15 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
  • 1992-08-21 Dai Vernon, Canadian magician (b. 1894)
  • 1992-09-14 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1992-12-13 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
  • 1992-12-21 Sybil Andrews, English/Canada painter, dies at 94
  • 1993-01-26 Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)
  • 1993-02-24 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • 1993-02-28 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
  • 1993-04-15 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), dies at 84
  • 1993-06-13 Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • 1993-07-30 Jay Scott, [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43
  • 1993-09-28 Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
  • 1993-11-17 Gérard D. Lévesque, Canadian politician (b. 1926)
  • 1993-11-28 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946)
  • 1994-01-02 Sammy Taft, Canadian businessman (coined term "hat trick"), dies at 81
  • 1994-02-12 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (b. 1950)
  • 1994-03-09 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • 1994-04-08 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • 1994-04-16 John McLiam, Canadian-born American actor (In Cold Blood), dies of Parkinson's disease at 75
  • 1994-07-09 Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 1994-07-21 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
  • 1994-12-07 J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1939)
  • 1994-12-10 Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
  • 1995-01-19 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • 1995-02-02 Phillip Borsos, Tasmanian/Canadian director (Mean Season), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1995-03-14 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate, dies at 89

  • 1995-04-16 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster, dies at 86
  • 1995-07-03 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
  • 1995-11-03 Gordon S. Fahrni, physician and president of the Canadian Medical Association (b. 1887)
  • 1995-12-02 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, dies at 82
  • 1996-03-29 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1944)
  • 1996-04-23 Jean-Victor Allard, Canadian military officer (b. 1913)
  • 1996-07-29 Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919)
  • 1996-08-01 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and international aid worker (b. 1929)
  • 1997-01-01 Hagood Hardy, Canadian composer and musician (b. 1937)
  • 1997-01-14 Dollard Ménard, French Canadian general (b. 1913)
  • 1997-06-09 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (b. 1908)
  • 1997-08-03 Pietro Rizzuto, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 1997-12-01 Michel Bélanger, French Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)
  • 1997-12-14 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who) (b. 1946)
  • 1998-03-13 Bill Reid, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
  • 1998-04-27 John Bassett, Canadian publisher and media baron (b. 1915)
  • 1998-04-29 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)

MurderMurder of Interest

1998-05-28 Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49

  • 1998-06-27 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (b. 1935)
  • 1998-07-12 Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
  • 1998-09-13 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
  • 1998-10-01 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
  • 1998-10-12 Mario Beaulieu, French Canadian politician (b. 1930)
  • 1998-10-31 Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)
  • 1998-11-06 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
  • 1998-11-13 Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
  • 1998-12-09 Shaughnessy Cohen, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 1998-12-20 Chester P. Lyons, Canadian naturalist and author (b. 1915)
  • 1999-01-12 Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • 1999-03-09 Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
  • 1999-04-05 Paul David, French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
  • 1999-04-16 Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
  • 1999-05-03 Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 1999-05-17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • 1999-05-23 Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 1999-07-01 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • 1999-07-09 Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician (b. 1944)
  • 1999-09-05 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician, dies at 78
  • 1999-09-06 René Lecavalier, French Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • 1999-10-31 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)
  • 1999-11-01 Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)
  • 1999-12-10 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band) (b. 1942)
  • 1999-12-20 Hank Snow, Canadian singer (b. 1914)
  • 2000-01-15 Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903)
  • 2000-01-22 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)
  • 2000-01-26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-born author (b. 1912)
  • 2000-02-07 Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)
  • 2000-02-08 Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
  • 2000-02-14 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
  • 2000-03-06 John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2000-03-20 Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2000-04-19 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1918)
  • 2000-07-12 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II (b. 1908)
  • 2000-07-15 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
  • 2000-08-11 Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • 2000-08-31 Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (b. 1925)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2000-09-28 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), dies of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer at 80

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 2000-11-30 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), drowns in a sailing accident at 45
  • 2001-01-13 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • 2001-01-18 Al Waxman, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
  • 2001-01-31 Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian writer (b. 1923)
  • 2001-02-17 Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • 2001-03-16 Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (Casper the Ghost), dies at 79