Canadian History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,178

  • 1946-06-24 David Collenette, Canadian politician
  • 1946-06-25 Roméo Dallaire, Canadian senator and humanitarian, born in Denekamp, Netherlands
  • 1946-07-07 Jim Day, Canadian equestrian show jumper (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1946-08-11 Michael Fonfara, Canadian rock and blues keyboard player (The Electric Flag; Lou Reed), born in Stevensville, Ontario
  • 1946-08-26 Chantal Renaud, Québécoise yé-yé singer, songwriter, actress and writer, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1946-09-09 Bruce Palmer, Canadian bassist (Buffalo Springfield), born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia (d. 2004)
  • 1946-10-02 Eric Peterson, Canadian actor (Street Legal), born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1946-10-05 Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach, born in Saint-Isidore-d'Auckland, Quebec, Canada
  • 1946-10-18 Howard Shore, Canadian film composer (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1946-10-22 Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • 1946-10-24 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf), born in Oshawa, Ontario (d. 1993)
  • 1946-10-27 Ivan Reitman, Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave), born in Komárno, Slovakia
  • 1946-11-06 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1946-12-05 Andy Kim [Andrew Joachim], Canadian rocker (Baby, I Love You), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946-12-17 Eugene Levy, Hamilton Canada, comedian/writer (SCTV)
  • 1947-01-06 Ian Millar, Canadian dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Olympics 1996), born in Halifax, NS, Canada
  • 1947-01-08 Igor Ivanov, Russian-born Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- ), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • 1947-01-14 Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player, born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1947-02-03 Stephen McHattie [Smith], Canadian actor (300, Watchmen, The Fountain), born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • 1947-02-10 Louise Arbour, Canadian judge
  • 1947-03-01 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor (Thicke of the Night; Growing Pains), and TV theme song composer (Doff'rent Strokes; The Facts Of Life), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)

Person of interestKim Campbell

1947-03-10 [Avril] Kim Campbell, Canada's 1st female Prime Minister and 19th overall (1993), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

19th Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Kim Campbell
  • 1947-05-03 Doug Henning, Canadian magician, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1947-05-12 Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician (Leader of the Liberal Party), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1947-05-28 Lynn Johnston, Canadian cartoonist
  • 1947-05-30 Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golfer (Canadian Open 1973), born in Shawinigan, Quebec
  • 1947-07-18 Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician (Member of the Canadian Parliament for Mississauga West), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • 1947-07-22 Gilles Duceppe, Canadian politician
  • 1947-08-05 Greg Leskiw, Canadian rocker (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1947-08-05 Gregory Leskiw, Canadian guitarist (The Guess Who, 1970-72), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Person of interestKen Dryden

1947-08-08 Ken Dryden, Canadian politician and hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups), born in Hamilton, Ontario

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1947-08-13 John Stocker, Canadian voice actor (The Dream Team), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1947-08-30 Allan Rock, Canadian politician and diplomat, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 1947-10-22 Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman
  • 1947-11-17 Inky Mark, Canadian politician
  • 1947-12-06 Lawrence Cannon, Canadian politician (9th Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1947-12-31 Burton Cummings, Canadian rock singer-songwriter, and keyboardist (Guess Who - "These Eyes"), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1948-01-15 Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV), born in Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • 1948-01-16 Cliff Thorburn, Canadian champion snooker player, born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1948-01-26 Laurence "Corky" Laing, Canadian rock drummer and songwriter (Mountain, Cork), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-02-07 David Campbell, Canadian composer (worked with Adele, Justin Timberlake), born in Toronto
  • 1948-02-13 Allan Legere, Canadian serial killer (Monster of the Miramichi), born in Chatham, Canada
  • 1948-03-17 William [Ford] Gibson, Canadian sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
  • 1948-04-03 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer (Les filles de Caleb), born in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
  • 1948-04-08 Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
  • 1948-04-20 Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician, born in Sainte-Thècle, Quebec, Canada
  • 1948-04-23 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor (Ding et Dong), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1948-04-24 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, born in Hudson, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1948-04-28 Dorothée Berryman, Canadian stage and screen actress (The Decline of the American Empire), and jazz singer, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1948-05-04 Billy O'Donnell, Canadian harness racer driver of year (1984), born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 1948-05-08 Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
  • 1948-05-29 Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor, born in Mammola, Italy
  • 1948-05-31 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic), born in Montreal, Quebec, (d. 2014)
  • 1948-06-04 Sandra Post, Canadian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1968), born in Oakville, Ontario
  • 1948-06-13 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive, born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 1948-07-02 Saul Rubinek, Canadian film actor
  • 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)
  • 1948-08-15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer (It'll All Come Around), born in Campbellton, New Brunswick
  • 1948-08-16 Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
  • 1948-08-19 Susan Jacks [Pesklevits], Canadian singer and songwriter), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1948-09-10 Margaret Trudeau, Canadian 1st lady, born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Person of interestPhil Hartman

1948-09-24 Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse), born in Brantford, Ontario (d. 1998)

  • 1948-09-27 Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor
  • 1948-10-04 Tom Webster, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings) and coach (NY Rangers, LA Kings), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1948-10-17 Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), born in Yellowknife, Canada (d. 2018)
  • 1948-11-09 Michel Pagliaro, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-11-24 Spider Robinson, Canadian sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
  • 1948-11-25 Jacques P. Dupuis, French Canadian politician
  • 1948-12-19 Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player

Person of interestMarc Garneau

1949-02-23 Marc Garneau, Canadian astronaut (STS 13, 77), born in Quebec City, Québec

Astronaut Marc Garneau
Astronaut
Marc Garneau
  • 1949-03-04 Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter, born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
  • 1949-03-25 Bob Ezrin, Canadian keyboardist and music producer (Alice Cooper; Pink Floyd), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1949-05-01 James "Jim" Clench, Canadian bassist and songwriter (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), born in Canada (d. 2010)
  • 1949-05-18 William Wallace, Canadian musician (The Guess Who - "American Woman"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1949-05-26 Dayle Haddon, Montreal Quebec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)
  • 1949-06-01 Mike Levine, Canadian rock keyboardist, bassist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1949-06-04 Gabriel Arcand, French Canadian actor (The Crime of Ovide Plouffe), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
  • 1949-06-12 Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Granby, Quebec, Canada
  • 1949-07-08 Dale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949-07-27 André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 1949-08-06 Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 1949-08-25 Fariborz Lachini, Iranian-Canadian composer, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1949-08-30 Don Boudria, Canadian politician (MP for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell), born in Hull, Quebec, Canada
  • 1949-10-05 Ralph Goodale, Canadian politician (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1949-10-21 Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Malartic, Quebec (d. 1971)
  • 1949-10-24 Robert Pickton, Canadian serial killer charged with the first degree murder of twenty-six women, born in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • 1949-10-25 Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec
  • 1949-11-01 David Foster, Canadian musician, composer, and record producer (Chicago, Celene Dion, Andrea Bocelli; "The Prayer"), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1949-11-28 Paul Shaffer, Canadian keyboardist and orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1949-11-28 Victor Ostrovsky, Canadian/Israel, Mossad agent (By Way of Deception)
  • 1949-11-29 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 1949-12-03 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music; Piranha), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1949-12-30 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • 1950-01-05 John Manley, Canadian politician, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1950-01-05 Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur, born in Pomona, California
  • 1950-01-18 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer (World F1 runner-up 1979; Ferrari), born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1950-01-19 Grant Nordman, Canadian politician, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1950-01-20 Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1950-02-12 Michael Ironside, Canadian actor (Starship Troopers), born in Toronto, Ontario

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