Canadian History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,070

  • 1954-05-16 Dafydd "Dave" Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1954-05-28 John Tory, Canadian politician
  • 1954-07-07 Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-07-22 Pierre Lebeau, Canadian actor
  • 1954-07-23 Marisa DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1954-07-25 Ken Greer [Kenneth William Greer], Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-07-31 Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1954-08-06 Elma Miller, Canadian composer, born in Toronto

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
  • 1954-08-24 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1954-09-01 Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1954-10-05 Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards & Warriors)
  • 1954-10-15 Kip Byrne, Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954-10-21 Brian Tobin, Canadian premier of Newfoundland
  • 1954-12-28 Tony Rosato, Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), born in Naples, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1955-01-27 Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955-02-13 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1955-02-18 Raymond Rougeau, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1955-02-22 Tim Young, Scarborough, Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars)
  • 1955-03-08 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)
  • 1955-03-24 Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955-03-26 Danny Arndt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955-04-06 Keith Hunter Jesperson, Canadian-born serial killer
  • 1955-04-11 Michele Scarabelli, Canadian actress (Jo Santini-Airwolf, Alienation, Dallas), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955-04-29 Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
  • 1955-06-23 Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
  • 1955-07-02 Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
  • 1955-07-17 Christopher Chappell, Former Canadian Cricketer
  • 1955-08-06 Tom Inskeep, Bluffton Ind, Canadian Tour golfer
  • 1955-08-11 Marc Bureau, French Canadian politician
  • 1955-09-05 Bruno Zarrillo, Italian-Canadian hockey forward (Team Italy 1998), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1955-09-09 John Kricfalusi, Canadian animator
  • 1955-09-22 Jerry Anderson, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1982, 83), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955-09-28 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
  • 1955-10-12 Jane Siberry, Canadian musician (Mimi on the beach), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1955-10-19 Nino DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1955-11-09 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician
  • 1955-11-16 Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player
  • 1955-11-17 Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
  • 1955-11-27 Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955-12-03 Melody Anderson, Canadian actress (Flash Gordon), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1955-12-04 Dave Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956-01-14 Ben Heppner, Canadian singer
  • 1956-01-16 Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress
  • 1956-02-01 Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1956-02-28 Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
  • 1956-02-29 Bob Speller, Canadian politician
  • 1956-03-08 John Kapelos, Canadian actor
  • 1956-04-04 Evelyn Hart, Canadian prima ballerina (Royal Winnipeg Ballet), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1956-05-03 Marc Bellemare, French-Canadian lawyer and politician, born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • 1956-05-07 Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host, born in Bassin, Quebec, Canada (d. 2016)
  • 1956-05-09 Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress
  • 1956-05-11 Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist
  • 1956-05-12 Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956-05-17 Dave Sim, Canadian cartoonist
  • 1956-07-15 Kathy Kreiner, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-07-20 Jim Prentice, Canadian politician
  • 1956-08-15 Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer
  • 1956-08-29 Kelly Murray, Canadian Tour golfer (985 Alberta Open), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1956-09-02 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • 1956-11-22 Lawrence Gowan, Canadian singer (Styx)
  • 1956-11-26 Don Lake, Canadian television writer
  • 1957-02-17 Loreena McKennitt, Canadian musician
  • 1957-02-20 Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1957-02-27 Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
  • 1957-04-14 Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor
  • 1957-04-20 Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor (Nick Knight-Forever Knight, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1957-04-27 Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian, born in Chicoutimi, Quebec
  • 1957-05-26 François Legault, French Canadian politician
  • 1957-06-11 Bruce Plummer, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 West Coast), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1957-07-02 Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Canadian WWF champion, born in Alberta
  • 1957-07-05 Doug Wilson, Canadian hockey player
  • 1957-07-06 Ron Duguay, Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1957-07-20 Merlina Defranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1957-08-01 Glen Gorbous, Canadian baseball player who holds the record for the longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10"), born in Drumheller, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • 1957-08-20 Cindy Nicholas, Canadian swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times)

Person of interestRick Hansen

1957-08-26 Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Paralympian and Philanthropist Rick Hansen
Paralympian and Philanthropist
Rick Hansen
  • 1957-09-06 Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada
  • 1957-10-10 Craig Marseilles, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957-11-30 Joël Champetier, French Canadian author
  • 1957-11-30 Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian
  • 1957-12-12 Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
  • 1957-12-15 Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957-12-18 John Webster, Canadian rocker (Red Rider)
  • 1957-12-22 Carole James, Canadian politician, born in Dukinfield, United Kingdom
  • 1957-12-23 Dan Bigras, Canadian singer
  • 1958-02-13 Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist
  • 1958-03-17 Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
  • 1958-03-30 Maurice LaMarche, Canadian voice actor
  • 1958-06-17 Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician
  • 1958-07-03 Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
  • 1958-07-12 Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
  • 1958-07-16 Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist
  • 1958-07-26 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist
  • 1958-07-28 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
  • 1958-08-20 Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director and screenwriter
  • 1958-08-27 Normand Brathwaite, Canadian comedian and television and radio host
  • 1958-09-04 Ray Freeman, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Coast Carolina), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1958-09-20 Marty Schiene, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Illinois Open), born in Chicago, Illinois

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