Ontario in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 558

  • 1916-09-05 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • 1917-02-06 Arthur Gold, Canadian pianist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • 1917-06-20 Ash Brownridge, American conservationist (National Wildlife Federation), creator of Ranger Rick, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1917-07-24 Robert Farnon, Canadian classical and light music composer and conductor, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1917-07-25 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler, born in East York, Ontario, Canada (d. 1990)

Person of interestAlfred J. Gross

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

Inventor Alfred J. Gross
Inventor
Alfred J. Gross
  • 1918-03-15 Punch Imlach, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach and general manager (Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1987)
  • 1918-04-03 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor & composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1919-06-29 Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American theaterical director (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1920-08-05 Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), born in London, Ontario
  • 1921-05-12 Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist, born in Belleville, Ontario, (d. 2014)
  • 1921-06-12 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1922-05-02 A. M. Rosenthal, American journalist and newspaper editor (NY Times), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1922-06-02 Carmen Silvera, Canadian-born British actress ('Allo 'Allo!), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • 1922-12-18 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 1923-04-25 Melissa Hayden, Canadian ballerina (1961 Silver Bowl), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1923-07-10 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1924-04-29 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1924-07-29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1924-11-02 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • 1924-11-04 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947, 48, 49, 51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1924-12-02 John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2012)
  • 1925-08-11 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1953, 56-58; Montreal Canadiens), born in Chapleau, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1925-09-11 Harry Somers, Canadian composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • 1925-09-15 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • 1926-03-01 Allan Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1962-64, 67; NHL All-Star 1960, 61, 66; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Timmins, Ontario (d. 2013)
  • 1926-04-27 Ernest McCulloch, Canadian stem cell research pioneer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • 1926-05-26 Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian sci-fi novelist (Sunburst), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • 1926-11-11 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1998)
  • 1926-11-18 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • 1927-02-14 Lois Maxwell [Hooker], Canadian actress (Goldfinger, Dr. No, Miss Moneypenny), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1927-07-09 Red Kelly, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach; politician (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Simcoe, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 1927-12-03 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1997)
  • 1928-02-18 Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
  • 1928-03-09 Gerald Bull, Canadian long range artillery designer and engineer, born in North Bay, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • 1928-04-30 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (White Figure, White Ground), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1928-05-09 Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, World champion 1947-48), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2012)
  • 1928-08-07 James Randi, Canadian skeptic magician (Nova), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1928-12-10 John Colicos, Canadian actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1929-07-10 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1929-07-23 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • 1929-10-07 Graeme Ferguson, Canadian filmmaker and executive, born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestChristopher Plummer

1929-12-13 Christopher Plummer, Canadian Emmy, Tony, and Oscar winning actor (Sound of Music; Cyrano; Beginners), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2021) [1]

Person of interestTim Horton

1930-01-12 Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player & co-founder of Tim Hortons, born in Cochrane, Ontario (d. 1974)

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1930-04-09 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist, born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)
  • 1930-08-20 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2013)
  • 1930-08-25 Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Charlie"; Misery; 7th Heaven), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1931-01-27 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian pop singer (The Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1931-04-03 Tom Collins, Canadian ice skating promoter (Champions on Ice), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 1931-04-19 Walter Stewart, Canadian writer and journalist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1931-06-07 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1987)
  • 1931-07-10 Alice Munro, Canadian author (Dance of the Happy Shades) and Nobel laureate 2013, born in Wingham, Ontario, Canada
  • 1931-08-28 John Perkins, Canadian singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1931-11-08 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1931-12-04 Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey forward, coach, and executive (Stanley Cup 1952, 54-55, Detroit Red Wings 1,549 games, 1,281 points), born in Fort William, Ontario
  • 1931-12-17 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), born in Sarnia, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 1932-01-20 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1932-09-25 Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1982)

Person of interestRobert Mundell

1932-10-24 Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and Nobel laureate (1999) "father of the euro", born in Kingston, Ontario

Economist/Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Robert Mundell
  • 1932-11-01 Al Arbour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman, coach and executive (coach NY Islanders Stanley Cup 1980-83), born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1932-12-28 Harry Howell, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (NY Rangers 1952-69), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 1933-03-09 Mel Lastman, Canadian businessman and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1933-05-26 Ted Rogers OC, Canadian entrepreneur and MLB team owner (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2008)
  • 1933-07-18 R. Murray Schafer, Canadian composer (Patria), music educator, and environmentalist, born in Sarnia, Ontario

Person of interestHobart "Hobie" Alter

1933-10-31 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, born in Ontario, California (d. 2014)

Person of interestDon Cherry

1934-02-05 Don Cherry, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Kingston, Ontario

Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator
Don Cherry
  • 1934-04-24 John Barbour, TV host (Real People), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1934-07-26 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1934-07-30 André Prévost, Canadian composer, born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 1935-03-02 Al Waxman, actor (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs 3, Spasms), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1935-04-02 Sharon Acker, Canadian actress (Della Street-Perry Mason 1973), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1935-09-24 Sean McCann, Canadian actor (...First Do No Harm), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1936-03-31 Bob Pulford, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, coach (coach: LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks), born in Newton Robinson, Ontario
  • 1936-11-02 Lawrence Robert Shreve, Canadian pro wrestler (Abdullah the Butcher), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1937-08-02 Garth Hudson, Canadian pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1937-09-01 Al Geiberger, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1966, 1st sub-60), born in Red Bluff, California
  • 1937-09-12 George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer, born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestFrank Mahovlich

1938-01-10 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, politician (6-time Stanley Cup winner, born in Timmins, Ontario

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1938-05-26 Teresa Stratas [Anastasia Stratakis], Canadian operatic soprano (Salome), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestPeter Jennings

1938-07-29 Peter Jennings, Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings

Person of interestPaul Martin

1938-08-28 Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 2003-06), born in Windsor, Ontario

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin
  • 1938-10-08 Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky, born in Canning, Ontario, Canada

Person of interestGordon Lightfoot

1938-11-17 Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • 1938-11-26 Rich Little, Canadian-American impressionist and actor (Love on a Rooftop), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Person of interestBobby Hull

1939-01-03 Bobby Hull, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1960, 62, 66; Hart Memorial Trophy 1965, 66), born in Pointe Anne, Ontario

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • 1939-01-11 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1939-10-25 Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (Action: The October Crisis of 1970), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)

Person of interestMargaret Atwood

1939-11-18 Margaret Atwood, Canadian author/poet, born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1940-03-08 Susan Clark, actress (Night Moves, Webster), born in Sarnia, Ontario

Person of interestAlex Trebek

1940-07-22 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2020)

TV Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
TV Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1940-09-19 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1940-12-02 Gerry Cheevers, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goalie and broadcaster (longest undefeated streak-32 games 1972; Boston Bruins), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 1941-06-02 Lou Nanne, Canadian-born American hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Sault Ste. Maria, Ontario
  • 1941-07-01 Myron Scholes, Canadian-American financial economist (Nobel 1997), born in Timmins, Ontario
  • 1941-07-30 Paul Anka, Canadian singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1941-08-13 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress, born in New Liskeard, Ontario (d. 2003)

Person of interestPhil Esposito

1942-02-20 Phil Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach, GM, broadcaster (Black Hawks, Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 1942-06-25 Patrick Michael Mitchell, one of FBI's most wanted, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1942-09-20 Gérald Tremblay, Québec politician (41st Mayor of Montreal), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1943-01-28 Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey left wing (Summit Series vs Soviet Union 1972; Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Kincardine, Ontario

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