Canadian History Timeline (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,584

  • 1946-07-08 Pentti "Whitey" Glan, Finnish-Canadian touring and session drummer (Lou Reed; Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"), born in Finland (d. 2017)
  • 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 - "For What It's Worth"), 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 television and film composer (Lord of the Rings trilogy; 1st music director of Saturday Night Live), 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)

Ivan ReitmanIvan Reitman (1946-2022)

1946-10-27 Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Stripes; Ghostbusters; Dave; Private Parts), 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, Canadian comic actor, and writer (SCTV; American Pie; Schitt's Creek), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 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)

Kim CampbellKim Campbell (75 years old)

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

  • 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 (LPGA Rookie of the Year 1972; Canadian Open 1973), born in Shawinigan, Quebec (d. 2021)
  • 1947-06-14 Neil Stevens, Canadian Hockey HOF, Lacrosse HOF sportswriter (The Canadian Press), born in Port Dalhousie, Ontario (d. 2022)
  • 1947-06-18 Linda Thorson [Robinson], Canadian actress (The Avengers - "Tara", One Life To Live - "Julia"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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 guitarist (The Guess Who, 1970-72), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ken DrydenKen Dryden (75 years old)

1947-08-08 Canadian Hockey HOF goaltender (6 x Stanley Cup; 5 x Vezina Trophy; Conn Smythe Trophy 1971; Montreal Canadiens) and executive, politician, born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • 1947-08-13 John Stocker, Canadian voice actor (The Dream Team), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1947-08-21 Mary Simon, Canadian diplomat and Inuit rights advocate, first indigenous Governor General of Canada, born in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec
  • 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 racing driver (5,742 career wins; Harness Tracks of America Driver of the Year 1982, 84; Little Brown Jug 1985, 86), born in Springhill, Nova Scotia
  • 1948-05-06 Jacques Israelievitch, French Canadian classical violinist, concertmaster (St. Louis Symphony, 1978-88; Toronto Symphony, 1988-2008), and music director (Koffler Chamber Orchestra, 2005-14), born in Cannes, France (d. 2015)
  • 1948-05-08 Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
  • 1948-05-26 Ken Clark, Canadian football punter (CFL All Star 1977, 80, 82, 85; Hamilton Tiger-Cats; Saskatchewan Roughriders; Ottawa Rough Riders; NFL: LA Rams), born in Southampton, England (d. 2021)
  • 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
  • 1948-07-08 Raffi [Cavoukian], Armenian-Canadian children's singer and lyricist ("Baby Beluga"), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1948-07-16 Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli-American violinist (Leventritt Prize, 1967), conductor (St. Paul Chamber, 1980-87; National Arts Centre (Canada), 1999-2015), and pedagogue, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 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

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman (1948-1998)

1948-09-24 Canadian-American actor (NewsRadio, 1995-98; The Simpsons, 1991-91; SNL, 1986-94: Peewee's Playhouse), and graphic artist, born in Brantford, Ontario

  • 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
  • 1949-02-23 Barbara York, Canadian composer (A Butterfly in Time), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2020) 

Marc GarneauMarc Garneau (73 years old)

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

  • 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; Peter Gabriel; Kiss; Pink Floyd), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1949-04-20 Toller Cranston, Canadian men's figure skater (Olympic bronze, 1976; Canadian champ, 1971-76), and painter, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1949-05-01 Jim Clench, Canadian rock bassist and songwriter (April Wine; Bachman-Turner Overdrive), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1949-05-18 William Wallace, Canadian musician (The Guess Who - "American Woman"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1949-05-26 Dayle Haddon, Canadian model and actress (North Dallas Forty; Bedroom Eyes), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 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
  • 1949-07-11 Liona Boyd, Canadian classical and new-age guitarist, and composer of Spanish and English heritage, born in London, England
  • 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 film score 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 (SNL, 1975-80), orchestra leader (David Letterman, 1982-2015; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and songwriter ("It's Raining Men"), 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)
  • 1949-12-17 Paul Rodgers, English-Canadian rock singer and musician (Bad Company - "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Rock and Roll Fantasy"; The Firm; + Queen), born in Middlesbrough, England

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