Canadian History Timeline (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,584

  • 1942-06-10 Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • 1942-06-16 David Parry, British-Canadian folk musician (Friends of Fiddler's Green), storyteller (Canadian Museum of Civilization), actor, stage director, and teacher (University of Toronto), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 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; film Anne of the Thousand Days; Choose Me; Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-08-01 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • 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
  • 1942-12-13 Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian Baseball HOF pitcher and coach (NL Cy Young Award 1971; MLB All-Star 1967, 71-72; Chicago Cubs; 3,000+ career strikeouts), born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1942-12-18 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor (Meatballs), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2017)
  • 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)
  • 1943-05-11 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 (Jaime) "Robbie" Robertson, Canadian-Native American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band - "The Weight"; "Up On Cripple Creek"), and soundtrack composer (Martin Scorsese films), 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
  • 1943-09-27 Randy Bachman, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (Guess Who - "American Woman"; Bachman-Turner Overdrive "Takin' Care Of Business"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1943-10-16 Charles Frederick "C.F." Turner, Canadian rock bassist and songwriter (Bachman-Turner Overdrive - "Let It Ride"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1943-10-30 Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell (79 years old)

1943-11-07 Canadian singer-songwriter, producer ("Both Sides Now"; "River"; "A Case Of You"), and painter, born in Fort Macleod, Alberta

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

Michael SpenceMichael Spence (79 years old)

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

  • 1943-11-07 Wayne Giardino, Canadian football linebacker (Grey Cup 1968, 69, 73;Ottawa Rough Riders), born in Peterborough, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 1943-11-13 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician, born in Granby, Canada (d. 1977)
  • 1943-11-27 Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 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 rock 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
  • 1944-03-14 Boris Brott, Canadian conductor (Hamilton Philharmonic, 1969-90) and music promoter (Brott Music Festival: National Academy Orchestra of Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2022)
  • 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
  • 1944-05-14 Gene Cornish, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals - "Good Lovin'"), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 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

Lorne MichaelsLorne Michaels (78 years old)

1944-11-17 Canadian TV producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • 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)
  • 1944-12-19 Zal Yanovsky, Canadian rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe in Magic?"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • 1945-01-01 Glen Loates, Canadian artist and painter of wildlife and landscapes, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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 Doug Riley, Canadian jazz keyboard player (Dr. Music), 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)
  • 1945-05-26 Garry Peterson, Canadian drummer (Guess Who - "American Woman"; "No Sugar Tonight"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 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

Robert MunschRobert Munsch (77 years old)

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

  • 1945-06-16 Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1945-06-16 Lucienne Robillard, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1945-06-20 (Morna) Anne Murray, Canadian popsinger ("Snow Bird"; "You Needed Me"), born in Springhill, Nova Scotia Canada,
  • 1945-07-12 Chuck Daellenbach, American-Canadian tubist (Canadian Brass, 1970-present), born Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • 1945-07-31 Charlotte Diamond, Canadian Juno Award-winning children's singer-songwriter ("I Am A Pizza"), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • 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

Neil YoungNeil Young (77 years old)

1945-11-12 Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and organ player (Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Helpless"; solo - "The Needle And The Damage Done"; "Harvest Moon"), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • 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 (The 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)
  • 1946-02-19 Paul Dean, Canadian rock guitarist (Loverboy - "Working For The Weekend"), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1946-02-21 Vito Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian alleged mafia boss, also known as "Montreal's Teflon Don", born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 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 (Alexander) "Skip" 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
  • 1946-05-11 (Michel) "Plume" Latraverse, Canadian rock and blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946-05-19 Trevor Veitch, Canadian-American folk-rock musician (3's a Crowd, Tom Rush), and pop record producer (Toni Basil's "Mickey"), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 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)
  • 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), born in Thorn Hill, Ontario

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,045 of 1,045

  • 2020-04-10 Tom Webster, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings) and coach (NY Rangers, LA Kings), dies of brain cancer at 71
  • 2020-04-16 Kenneth Gilbert, Canadian harpsichordist, organist, musicologist, and educator, dies at 88
  • 2020-06-23 Ryan Anthony, American trumpet player (Canadian Brass, 2000-03; Dallas Symphony, 2006-20), dies of cancer at 51
  • 2020-07-01 Ida Haendel, Polish-British-Canadian child prodigy violinist, teacher, and author (Woman with Violin), dies of kidney cancer at 91
  • 2020-07-05 Nick Cordero, Canadian Broadway actor (Bullets Over Broadway), dies of COVID-19 complications at 41
  • 2020-11-03 Don Talbot, Australian swimming coach and sport administrator (coach national swim teams - Canada, United States, Australia), dies from dementia complications at 87
  • 2020-11-06 Barbara York, Canadian composer (A Butterfly in Time), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 71 

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek (1940-2020)

2020-11-08 Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning TV Game Show Host (Jeopardy, 1984-2020; High Rollers, 1974-80), dies of pancreatic cancer at 80

  • 2020-11-10 Tony Waiters, English soccer goalkeeper (5 caps; Blackpool) and manager (Canada, Plymouth Argyle, Vancouver Whitecaps), dies at 83
  • 2020-11-25 Duris Maxwell [Ted Lewis], Canadian session and touring drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers; Powder Blues Band), dies of heart failure at 74
  • 2020-12-02 Pat Patterson, Canadian pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame; creator Royal Rumble), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2020-12-03 Bill Fitsell, Canadian journalist, writer and historian (International Hockey Hall of Fame curator, historian 1969-2005), dies at 97
  • 2021-01-04 John Muckler, Canadian ice hockey coach (Stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers 1990; Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers) and executive (GM Ottawa Senators), dies at 86
  • 2021-01-11 Kathleen Heddle, Canadian rower (Olympic gold coxless pair, 8's 1992; double sculls 1996), dies from breast and lymph node cancer at 55

Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer (1929-2021)

2021-02-05 Canadian Emmy, Tony, and Oscar winning actor (Sound of Music; Cyrano; Beginners), dies at 91 [1]

  • 2021-02-13 Frank Orr, Canadian sports author and journalist (Hockey Hall of Fame; Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award; Toronto Star), dies at 84
  • 2021-02-16 Wayne Giardino, Canadian football linebacker (Grey Cup 1968, 69, 73;Ottawa Rough Riders), dies at 77
  • 2021-03-04 Chris Schultz, Canadian football offensive tackle (NFL Dallas Cowboys; CFL All Star 1987, 88; Toronto Argonauts) and sportscaster (The Sports Network), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 2021-03-08 Rhéal Cormier, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals; Philadelphia Phillies; Boston Red Sox), dies of pancreatic cancer at 53 [1]
  • 2021-03-24 Bob Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (St. Louis Blues 1969-77) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1992), dies from a heart attack at 78
  • 2021-03-27 Todd Kabel, Canadian jockey (Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey 1992, 95, 2003-06; Queen's Plate 1995, 2000; Prince of Wales Stakes 2000, 07), dies at 55
  • 2021-07-02 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist, dies at 92
  • 2021-07-20 Jerry Granelli, American-Canadian jazz drummer (Vince Guaraldi Trio; Mose Allison), dies at 80
  • 2021-08-01 David A. Gall, Canadian thoroughbred Hall of Fame jockey (US Champion Jockey by wins 1979, 81; first to ride 8 winners on single US race card), dies at 79
  • 2021-08-03 Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golfer (LPGA Rookie of the Year 1972; Canadian Open 1973), dies at 74
  • 2021-08-06 Kenneth Nichols, Canadian classical pianist, composer, (Symphonic Celebration; Boy In A Cage), and teacher (Brandon University, 1962-96), dies at 85
  • 2021-08-08 Ken Clark, Canadian football punter (CFL All Star 1977, 80, 82, 85; Hamilton Tiger-Cats; Saskatchewan Roughriders; Ottawa Rough Riders; NFL: LA Rams), dies at 73
  • 2021-08-14 R. Murray Schafer, Canadian composer (Patria), music educator, and environmentalist, dies of complications Alzheimer's disease at 88
  • 2021-08-22 Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing, 1960-78 (NY Rangers; first NYR to have # retired), dies at 80
  • 2021-09-14 Norm MacDonald, Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor (Saturday Night Live, 1993-98; Dirty Work; The Norm Show), dies of cancer at 61
  • 2021-09-15 Lou Angotti, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins), dies at 83
  • 2021-10-16 Leo Boivin, Canadian Hockey HOF defenceman (Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs) and coach (St. Louis Blues), dies at 89
  • 2021-11-05 Charlie Burns, Canadian ice hockey forward (world champion Whitby Dunlops 1958) and coach (Minnesota North Stars), dies at 85
  • 2021-11-06 Peter Aykroyd, Canadian actor, comedian, and writer (SNL, 1980; PSI Factor), dies of septicemia caused by an untreated abdominal hernia at 65
  • 2021-12-23 Bob McCammon, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Fllyers 1978-84, Vancouver Canucks 1987-91), dies at 80
  • 2022-01-11 Don Sutherin, American Canadian Football HOF defensive back/placekicker (Grey Cup 1963, 65, 68, 69; Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Ottawa Rough Riders), dies at 85
  • 2022-01-21 Clark Gillies, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1980, 81, 82, 83 New York Islanders; Buffalo Sabres), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2022-01-29 Ralph Mellanby, Canadian sportscaster / television producer (EP Hockey Night in Canada 1966-85; 5 x Emmy Awards various Olympic Games), dies at 87

Ivan ReitmanIvan Reitman (1946-2022)

2022-02-12 Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Stripes; Ghostbusters; Dave; Private Parts), dies at 75

  • 2022-02-17 Dallas Good, Canadian alt-country-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter (The Sadies -"Through Strange Eyes"), dies at 48
  • 2022-02-19 Emile Francis, Canadian Hockey HOF coach (NY Rangers 1965-75; St. Louis Blues) and executive (GM: NY Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers), dies at 95 [1]
  • 2022-04-01 Neil Stevens, Canadian Hockey HOF, Lacrosse HOF sportswriter (The Canadian Press), dies from cancer at 74
  • 2022-04-05 Boris Brott, Canadian conductor (Hamilton Philharmonic, 1969-90) and music promoter (Brott Music Festival: National Academy Orchestra of Canada), killed in a hit-and-run accident at 78
  • 2022-05-29 Ronnie Hawkins, American-Canadian rock musician, dies at 87
  • 2022-06-04 Tony Pajaczkowski, Canadian Football Hall of Fame offensive guard (CFL All-Star 1962–65; Calgary Stampeders, Montreal Alouettes), dies at 86