Canadian History (Part 10)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 2,178

  • 1941-07-22 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • 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)
  • 1941-09-13 David Clayton-Thomas [Thomsett], Canadian singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
  • 1941-09-29 Kermit Zarley, American golfer, author (Canadian Open 1970), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1941-11-23 Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey right winger (Philadelphia Flyers, 1967-74), born in Saint-Odilon-de-Cranbourne, Quebec, Canada
  • 1941-11-29 Denny Doherty, Canadian musician, singer, songwriter (The Mamas & The Papas), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 2007)
  • 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)

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
  • 1942-02-27 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-03-02 Luc Plamondon, French-Canadian musical lyricist, born in Saint-Raymond, Quebec
  • 1942-03-16 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
  • 1942-03-22 Dick Pound, Canadian chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency
  • 1942-04-10 Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1942-05-22 Barbara Parkins, Canadian-American actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1942-05-29 Pierre Bourque, Canadian politician (40th Mayor of Montreal), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-06-10 Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • 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
  • 1942-08-01 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
  • 1942-08-09 David Steinberg, Canadian comedian and director (End), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1942-08-27 Brian Peckford, Canadian politician
  • 1942-09-30 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock drummer (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"), born in Chesterville, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • 1942-11-22 Floyd Sneed, Canadian rock drummer (Three Dog Night), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1942-12-18 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
  • 1943-01-09 Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician, born in Charlottetown, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 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
  • 1943-03-29 Chad Allan [Allan Kowbel], Canadian rock singer (The Guess Who, 1962-66), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1943-04-03 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock pianist and vocalist (The Band - "The Shape I'm In"; "Tears Of Rage"), born in Stratford, Ontario (d. 1986)
  • 1943-04-23 Tony Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Canadiens, Blackhawks), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • 1943-05-11 Nancy Greene Raine OC OBC OD, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold giant slalom 1968; World C'ship gold giant slalom, combined 1968) and senator (BC), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1943-07-05 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-Native American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band - "The Weight"), born in Toronto, Ontario [1]
  • 1943-09-07 Beverley McLachlin, Canadian jurist (17th Chief Justice of Canada), born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
  • 1943-09-11 Raymond Villeneuve, Canadian terrorist (founding member of the Front de libération du Québec)
  • 1943-09-12 Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-Canadian poet and writer, born in Colombo, Ceylon
  • 1943-10-30 Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Person of interestJoni Mitchell

1943-11-07 Joni Mitchell [Roberta Joan Anderson], Canadian singer (Clouds), born in Fort Macleod, Alberta

  • 1943-11-07 Judith Forst, Canadian mezzo-soprano, born in New Westminster, British Columbia

Person of interestMichael Spence

1943-11-07 Michael Spence, Canadian-American economist (Nobel 2001 - dynamics of information flows and market development), born in Montclair, New Jersey

Economist Michael Spence
Economist
Michael Spence
  • 1943-11-13 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician, born in Granby, Canada (d. 1977)
  • 1943-11-22 Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1943-11-27 Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1943-12-13 Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and coach (NL Cy Young Award 1971; MLB All-Star 1967, 71-72; Chicago Cubs; 3,000+ career strikeouts), born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1943-12-21 André Arthur, Canadian radio host & politician, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 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 - "Stage Fright"), born in Blayney, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • 1944-01-10 Bernard Derome, Canadian broadcaster (Le Téléjournal), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-02-20 Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1944-03-08 Buzz Hargrove, Canadian labour leader
  • 1944-03-29 Terrence "Terry" Jacks, Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer ("Seasons In The Sun"), and environmentalist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1944-04-12 John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], German-born Canadian rock singer (Steppenwolf), born in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany
  • 1944-06-08 Marc Ouellet, Canadian Cardinal prelate of the Catholic Church, Archbishop of Quebec City, born in La Motte, Quebec, Canada
  • 1944-06-25 Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-08-24 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1944-08-24 Rocky Johnson, Canadian pro wrestler (father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; with Tony Atlas first black champions in WWE history), born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2020)
  • 1944-08-25 Conrad Black, Canadian-born British newspaper magnate, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-08-31 Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1944-09-12 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
  • 1944-09-30 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-10-29 Claude Brochu, Canadian Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1944-11-06 Bill Henderson, Canadian rock vocalist and guitarist (Chilliwack), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

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
  • 1944-11-19 Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 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)
  • 1945-01-05 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-British film director, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1945-01-23 Mike Harris, Canadian politician
  • 1945-03-02 Gordon Thompson, Canadian actor (Adam Carrington in Dynasty), born in Ottawa
  • 1945-03-18 Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1945-03-20 Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
  • 1945-04-12 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1945-04-26 Sylvain Simard, Canadian politician (Parti Québécois), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
  • 1945-05-02 Goldy McJohn [John Goadsby], Canadian rock keyboard and Hammond B3 organ player (Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet ride"; 'Born To Be Wild"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1945-05-27 Bruce Cockburn, Canadian folk rock singer-songwriter ("Wondering Where the Lions Are"; "If I Had a Rocket Launcher"), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Person of interestRobert Munsch

1945-06-11 Robert Munsch, Canadian children's author (The Paper Bag Princess, Love You Forever), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Children's Author Robert Munsch
Children's Author
Robert Munsch
  • 1945-06-16 Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1945-06-16 Lucienne Robillard, Canadian politician
  • 1945-06-20 [Morna] Anne Murray, Canadian popsinger (Snow Bird; You Needed Me), born in Springhill, Nova Scotia Canada,
  • 1945-08-07 Kerry Chater, Canadian musician (Gary Puckett & Union Gap - "Young Girl") and Nashville songwriter, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1945-09-26 Louise Beaudoin, French Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1945-09-27 Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (d. 2003)
  • 1945-10-22 Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and television host

Person of interestNeil Young

1945-11-12 Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; "The Needle And The Damage Done"; "Harvest Moon"), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • 1945-11-20 Nanette Workman, American-Canadian singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-12-24 John Till, Canadian musician, born in Stratford, Canada
  • 1946-01-10 Alexis Nihon Jr, Canadian-born wrestler (Olympics 1968), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946-01-17 Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1946-01-24 Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1946-02-06 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1946-03-01 Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • 1946-03-05 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1946-03-08 Jean Pagé, Canadian sports journalist (host: 'La Soirée du hockey' and '110%'), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 2019)
  • 1946-04-02 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1946-04-05 Jennifer Penney, Canadian ballerina, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1946-04-18 Skip [Alexander Lee] Spence, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Moby Grape - "Omaha"), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1946-04-20 Julien Poulin, French-Canadian actor (Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 1946-04-28 Ginette Reno [Raynault], Canadian Juno and pop singer, songwriter ("Beautiful Second Hand Man"), and actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946-06-07 Jenny Jones [Janina Stronski], Canadian comedienne (Jenny Jones Show), born in Bethlehem, Palestine
  • 1946-06-15 Duris Maxwell [Ted Lewis], Canadian session and touring drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers; Powder Blues Band), born in East York, Ontario (d. 2020)

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