Canadian History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,923

  • 1955-07-02 Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
  • 1955-07-17 Christopher Chappell, Canadian cricketer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1955-08-11 Marc Bureau, French Canadian politician
  • 1955-09-09 John Kricfalusi, Canadian animator
  • 1955-09-28 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
  • 1955-10-12 Jane Siberry, Canadian musician (Calling All Angels), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1955-10-19 Nino DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1955-11-09 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician (Member of the Canadian Parliament for Kenora—Rainy River), born in Ste. Anne, Manitoba
  • 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 right wing and executive (NHL All-Star 1981-82, 86, 94; LA Kings; St. Louis Blues), born in Levack, Ontario
  • 1956-01-14 Ben Heppner, Canadian tenor & broadcaster, born in Murrayville, British Columbia
  • 1956-01-16 Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress, born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1956-02-01 Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NJ Devils) and coach (St. Louis Blues 2003-07), born in Newmarket, Canada
  • 1956-02-28 Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
  • 1956-03-08 John Kapelos, Canadian actor
  • 1956-04-04 Evelyn Hart, Canadian prima ballerina (Royal Winnipeg Ballet), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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 (Saving Hope), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 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
  • 1956-09-02 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • 1956-11-22 Lawrence Gowan, Canadian singer (Styx)
  • 1956-11-26 Don Lake, Canadian television writer (The Bonnie Hunt Show), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957-02-17 Loreena McKennitt, Canadian musician
  • 1957-02-20 Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1957-02-27 Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957-04-14 Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor (Jésus de Montréal), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 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
  • 1957-07-02 Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Canadian WWF champion, born in Alberta
  • 1957-07-05 Doug Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottaw, Ontario, Canada
  • 1957-07-06 Ron Duguay, Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings), born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • 1957-07-20 Merlina Defranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1957-08-01 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for 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), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestRick Hansen

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

Track and Field Athlete and Paralympian Rick Hansen
Track and Field Athlete and Paralympian
Rick Hansen
  • 1957-09-06 Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 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, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 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, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1958-02-13 Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist, born in London, Canada
  • 1958-03-17 Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
  • 1958-03-30 Maurice LaMarche, Canadian voice actor
  • 1958-06-17 Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician, born in Damascus, Syria
  • 1958-07-03 Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1958-07-12 Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
  • 1958-07-16 Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist, born in Monaco
  • 1958-07-26 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 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 (I've Heard the Mermaids Singing), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1958-08-27 Normand Brathwaite, Canadian comedian and television and radio host
  • 1958-12-25 Alannah Myles, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (Rockinghorse, Black Velvet), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959-02-13 Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1959-02-25 Carl Marotte, Canadian actor
  • 1959-03-29 Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1959-04-10 Yvan Loubier, Canadian politician and one of founders of the Bloc Québécois, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1959-04-21 Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies), born in Montreal
  • 1959-04-27 Louis Lortie, French-Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal

Person of interestPaul Gross

1959-04-30 Paul Gross, Canadian actor (Constable Benton Fraser - Due South), director, and writer (Passchendaele), born in Calgary, Alberta

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross

Person of interestStephen Harper

1959-04-30 Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada (2006-15), born in Toronto, Ontario

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 1959-05-02 Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer, born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1959-05-30 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2015)
  • 1959-06-26 Mark McKinney, Canadian comedian and actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 1959-06-30 Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics 24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1959-07-21 Stuart Young-Black, Cheshire England, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959-08-10 Florent Vollant, Innu-Canadian musician (Kashtin)
  • 1959-08-29 Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1959-08-31 Tony DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1959-09-28 Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
  • 1959-10-07 Jean-Marc Fournier, French-Canadian politician, born in Châteauguay, Canada

Person of interestBryan Adams

1959-11-05 Bryan Adams, Canadian singer (Heaven), born in Kingston, Ontario

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams
  • 1959-12-30 Josée Verner, French Canadian politician
  • 1960-01-09 Lisa Walters, Canadian golfer (Hawaiian Open 1992-93), born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia
  • 1960-01-10 Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1960-01-12 Oliver Platt, Canadian actor, born in Windsor, Canada
  • 1960-02-14 Meg Tilly, Canadian–American actress (Big Chill, Impulse), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-02-28 Dorothy Stratten [Hoogstraten], Canadian playmate (August, 1979), model and actress (Galixina), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1980)
  • 1960-03-16 Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960-04-03 Marie Denise Pelletier, Canadian singer (Entre la tête et le cœur), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 1960-04-04 Bev Smith, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Salmon Arm, Canada

Person of interestRon MacLean

1960-04-12 Ron MacLean, Canadian sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Zweibrücken, Germany

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean
  • 1960-04-29 Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian writer
  • 1960-06-09 Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist
  • 1960-07-05 Brad Loree, Canadian actor and stunt performer, born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1960-07-25 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player, born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
  • 1960-08-23 Chris Potter, Canadian actor (Kung Fu: The Legend Continues), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1960-09-14 Callum Keith Rennie, British-Canadian actor, born in Sunderland, England

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