Ontario in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 314

  • 1942-06-25 Patrick Michael Mitchell, one of FBI's most wanted, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1943-03-15 David Cronenberg, director (Shivers, Fly, Brood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943-04-03 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock pianist and vocalist (The Band), born in Stratford, Ontario (d. 1986)
  • 1943-07-05 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943-12-28 David Peterson, premier of Ontario Canada (L) (1982- ), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943-12-29 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - Stagefright), born in Blayney, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • 1944-05-14 Gene Cornish, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1944-10-16 Johnny Washbrook, actor (Ken-My Friend Flicka), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestLorne Michaels

1944-11-17 Lorne Michaels [Lipowitz], Canadian producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1945-01-23 Mike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario

Person of interestNeil Young

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)

Person of interestPhil Hartman

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 1996)
  • 1949-12-03 Heather Menzies, actress (Jessica-Logan's Run), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestMartin Short

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

Person of interestChris Haney

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

Person of interestDarryl Sittler

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

Person of interestJohn Candy

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

Person of interestRick Moranis

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

Person of interestGeddy Lee

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

Person of interestDenis Potvin

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, Canadian actress (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1954-03-13 Robin Duke, Canadian actress and 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 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1954-07-07 Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-07-25 Ken Greer [Kenneth William Greer], Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestJames Cameron

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

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 1954-08-22 John Colwell, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 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 1996), 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, actor (Juror, Killer, K2), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 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 1996)
  • 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

Person of interestStephen Harper

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 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1959-06-12 Steve Bauer, St Catharines Ontario, cyclist (Olympic silver 84, 96)
  • 1959-06-23 Danny Sharp, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Quinte Festival), born in Hamilton, Ontario

Person of interestChris Hadfield

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 (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959-10-20 Janice McCaffrey, Etobicoke Ontario, 10k walker (Olympics 25-92, 96)

Person of interestBryan Adams

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 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1963-04-10 Claire Smith, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), 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 1996)
  • 1963-10-03 Patrick Flatley, Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Olympic 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 1996), 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 1996)
  • 1964-10-27 Jill Hetherington, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Brampton, Canada
  • 1964-10-29 May Allison, marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964-11-14 Silken Laumann, Canadian rower (Olympic bronze, silver-92, 96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1965-01-08 Eric Wohlberg, Sudbury Ontario, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-05-14 Curt Harnett, sprint cyclist (Olympic bronze 1992/96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965-05-16 Lori Sippel, Stratford Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-06-06 Wendy Wiebe, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)

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