Montreal in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008-11-22 Patrick Roy's #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 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
  • 2015-11-11 Montreal begins a controversial dumping of raw sewage (2.1bn gallons) into the St Lawrence River

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 253

  • 1932-08-09 John Gomery, Canadian jurist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1933-03-29 Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet (Quand nous serons heureux - When we are happy), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1933-07-14 Robert Bourassa, Prime Minister of Quebec province (1970-76, 85-93), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1996)
  • 1933-10-12 Guido Molinari, Canadian painter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2004)
  • 1934-09-11 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Little Burgundy, Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

1934-09-21 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter ("Hallelujah"; Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 1935-07-31 Yvon Deschamps, French-Canadian author and humorist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1935-08-03 Vic Vogel, Hungarian-Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1935-09-24 Barbara Brilliant, Canadian TV host and journalist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1936-04-22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1937-06-04 Mortimer Zuckerman, Canadian-American media proprietor and CEO (US News & World Report, NY Daily News), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1938-02-22 Pierre Vallières, French-Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1995)
  • 1939-04-27 Jerry Mercer, Canadian rock drummer (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939-05-07 Sidney Altman, Canadian-American molecular biologist (Nobel 1989), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939-06-10 Alexandra Stewart, actress (In Praise of Older Women), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939-12-02 Francis Fox, Canadian politician (member of the Senate of Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1940-11-13 Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1940-12-06 Lawrence Bergman, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1941-01-18 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1941-01-20 Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer and television host, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1941-06-25 Denys Arcand, French Canadian film director (Jesus of Montreal), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
  • 1941-07-01 Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1941-07-10 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1942-01-16 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, born in Montréal, Québec (d. 2016)
  • 1942-02-27 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-04-10 Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1942-05-29 Pierre Bourque, Canadian politician (40th Mayor of Montreal), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-06-25 Michel Tremblay, Canadian novelist and playwright (Les Belles-Sœurs), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-06-27 Frank Mills, Canadian pianist, composer and arranger (Music Box Dancer), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-07-01 Geneviève Bujold, Canadian actress (King of Hearts, Choose Me, Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-09-20 Gérald Tremblay, Québec politician (41st Mayor of Montreal), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1944-01-10 Bernard Derome, Canadian broadcaster (Le Téléjournal), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-06-25 Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-08-25 Conrad Black, Canadian-born British newspaper magnate, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-12-04 Anna McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-12-12 Jean Doré, Canadian politician (39th Mayor of Montreal), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2015)
  • 1946-01-10 Alexis Nihon Jr, Canadian-born wrestler (Olympics 1968), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946-02-06 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1946-04-20 Julien Poulin, French-Canadian actor (Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 1946-07-05 Pierre-Marc Johnson, Québéc lawyer, physician and politician (24th Premier of Quebec), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946-12-05 Andy Kim [Andrew Joachim], Canadian rocker (Baby, I Love You), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-01-15 Tommy Nolan, Canadian actor (Jody-Buckskin), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-01-26 Laurence "Corky" Laing, Canadian rock drummer and songwriter (Mountain, Cork), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-05-31 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic), born in Montreal, Quebec, (d. 2014)
  • 1948-06-23 Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-07-07 Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor (Jeremy Hunter-All My Children), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-08-03 Pierre Lacroix, Canadian NHL executive (Quebec Nordiques; Stanley Cup 1996, 2001 Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • 1948-11-09 Michel Pagliaro, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949-03-16 Victor Garber, actor (Days & Nights of Molly Dodd), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949-03-24 Steve Lang, Canadian rock bassist (April Wine, 1976-84 - "Just Between You And Me"), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2017)
  • 1949-05-26 Dayle Haddon, Montreal Quebec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)
  • 1949-06-22 Gary Moffet, rock guitarist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949-10-25 Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec
  • 1950-01-19 Sébastien Dhavernas, Quebec actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1950-07-18 Jack Layton, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • 1951-07-05 Johnny Rodgers, American College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1972, U of Nebraska–Lincoln; Grey Cup C'ship 1974, Montreal Alouettes), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1951-08-17 Robert Joy, Canadian actor (Big Shots, CSI), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1951-10-01 Brian Greenway, Canadian rock guitarist and vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1952-06-16 Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer (Living Inside Myself), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1952-08-28 Guy Nadon, Canadian actor (L'ange gardien), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 1952-08-28 Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician (45th President of the National Assembly), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 1952-10-12 Danielle Proulx, French Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953-01-19 Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player & politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953-07-09 Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953-09-29 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola, Night Zoo), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1954-04-24 Vince Ferragamo, American football quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes), born in Torrance, California
  • 1954-11-20 Frank Marino, Canadian rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955-04-11 Michele Scarabelli, Canadian actress (Jo Santini-Airwolf, Alienation, Dallas), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1956-11-13 Aldo Nova, Canadian rocker (Blood on the Bricks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1957-05-03 Rod Langway, American ice hockey defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1957-06-26 Philippe Couillard, 31st Premier of Quebec and Minister of Health, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1957-12-23 Dan Bigras, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1958-11-13 Linda Jackson, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1959-04-10 Yvan Loubier, Canadian politician and one of founders of the Bloc Québécois, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1959-04-27 Louis Lortie, French-Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal
  • 1960-04-03 Marie Denise Pelletier, Canadian pop singer (Entre la tête et le cœur), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 1960-08-30 Guy A. Lepage, Quebec humorist, television host and producer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1960-09-25 Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961-07-23 André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961-09-05 Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961-09-12 Mylène Farmer, Canadian-French singer (Cendres de Lune), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1962-05-31 Corey Hart, Canadian vocalist (Sunglasses at Night), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-04-27 Cali Timmins, Canadian actress (Ryan's Hope), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-10-20 Julie Payette, astronaut, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-10-23 David Bedard, Canadian springboard diver (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-11-04 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-11-06 Jean-Marc Chouinard, Canadian fencer (epee - Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-12-01 Nathalie Lambert, Canadian short-track speed skater (Olympic gold 3,000m relay 1992; World C'ships gold overall 1991, 93-94), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1964-09-25 Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965-01-31 Bobby Dollas, Canadian ice hockey player (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965-12-21 Anke Engelke, Canadian-German comedian, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965-12-31 Julie Doucet, Canadian underground cartoonist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966-05-05 Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966-11-16 Dan Nowosielski, fencing epee (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967-01-04 Marina Orsini, Canadian actress, born in Ville-Émard, Montreal
  • 1967-08-13 Taro Tan, 65 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1968-02-12 Gregory Charles, French-Canadian performing artist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1968-04-12 Neal Fort, American football tackle (Montreal Alouettes), born in Warner Robins, Georgia
  • 1968-06-27 Pascale Bussières, French-Canadian actress (Blanche), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969-02-16 Claude Lambert, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec

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