Canadian History Timeline (Part 13)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 2,588

  • 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
  • 1949-12-30 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian musician and record producer (Loverboy; Bon Jovi; Aerosmith), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1999)
  • 1949-12-30 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • 1950-01-05 Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur, born in Pomona, California
  • 1950-01-05 John Manley, Canadian politician, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 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
  • 1950-02-18 Michel Gauthier, Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1950-02-28 Stephen Chatman, American-Canadian composer (Choir Practice), and educator (University of British Columbia, 1976-present), born in Faribault, Minnesota

Martin Short

1950-03-26 Martin Short, Canadian comedian (SNL; SCTV; 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • 1950-03-30 Dave McCurdy, American lawyer, politician (US Representative for Oklahoma (D), 1981-95), and lobbyist, born in Canadian, Texas
  • 1950-05-16 Ray Condo [Tremblay], Canadian rockabilly guitarist and sax player, born in Hull, Quebec (d. 2004)
  • 1950-06-17 Cathy Sherk, Canadian golfer (Canadian Women's PGA C'ship 1988, 90-91), born in Bancroft, Ontario
  • 1950-06-21 Anne Carson, Canadian poet (Autobiography of Red), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1950-06-23 Douglas C. Lord, Canadian businessman
  • 1950-07-04 David Jensen, Canadian-British radio DJ, born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1950-07-06 Hélène Scherrer, Canadian politician (MP of Louis-Hébert, Quebec, 2000-04), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1950-07-18 Jack Layton, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • 1950-07-20 Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
  • 1950-07-23 Belinda Montgomery, Canadian actress (Man From Atlantis), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1950-07-23 Blair Thornton, Canadian rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive, 1974-79), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1950-07-23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1950-08-02 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1994)

Chris Haney

1950-08-09 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", born in Welland, Ontario (d. 2010)

  • 1950-08-10 Rémy Girard, Canadian actor (Les Invasions barbares), born in Jonquière, Quebec
  • 1950-08-16 Stockwell Day, Canadian politician
  • 1950-09-05 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer, born in Wales

John Candy

1950-10-31 John Candy, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1994)

  • 1950-12-12 Billy Smith, Canadian Hockey HOF goaltender (Vezina Trophy 1982; Conn Smythe Trophy 1983; Stanley Cup 1980, 81, 82, 83; NY Islanders), born in Perth, Ontario
  • 1951-02-12 Gil Moore, Canadian hard rock drummer and vocalist (Triumph) and recording studio owner (Metalworks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1951-02-22 Elaine Tanner, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1951-02-24 Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
  • 1951-03-28 Karen Kain, Canadian ballet dancer, 1973-97 (Moscow International Ballet Competition, 1973), and artistic director (National Ballet of Canada, 2005-21), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1951-04-18 Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician (Minister for International Trade), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • 1951-05-24 Rob Baker, Canadian rock drummer (Red Rider, 1975-85 - "Lunatic Fringe"; "White Hot"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1951-07-16 Jean-Luc Mongrain, French Canadian journalist, born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • 1951-08-01 Tim Bachman, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Brave Belt; Bachman–Turner Overdrive), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1951-08-17 Robert Joy, Canadian actor (Big Shots, CSI), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1951-08-21 Margo Kane, Canadian playwright, born in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1951-08-24 Michael Derosier, Canadian drummer (Heart, 1976-82 - "Barracuda"), born in Canada
  • 1951-09-19 Daniel Lanois, Canadian record producer (Brian Eno; U2; Peter Gabriel; Bob Dylan), and singer-songwriter, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada
  • 1951-09-28 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist (Canada AM), born in Taiwan
  • 1951-10-01 Brian Greenway, Canadian rock guitarist and vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1951-11-07 Kevin Macmichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"), born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2002)
  • 1951-12-22 Charles de Lint, Canadian sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1951-12-29 Georges Thurston, Canadian R&B and reggae musician and singer (Boule Noire), born in Bedford, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1952-01-30 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player, born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1952-03-01 Dave Barr, Canadian golfer (US Open 1985 runner-up), born in Kelowna, British Columbia
  • 1952-04-04 Pat Burns, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach (Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins; Stanley Cup 2002-03 New Jersey Devils), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1952-05-17 Howard Hampton, Canadian politician
  • 1952-05-20 Warren Cann, Canadian rock drummer (Ultravox), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1952-05-31 Jim Vallance, Canadian songwriter, arranger and producer (Bryan Adams - "Cuts Like a Knife"; "Heaven"; "Summer of '69"), born in Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • 1952-06-16 Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer ("Living Inside Myself"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1952-06-22 Graham Greene, Canadian actor
  • 1952-06-25 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1992)

Dan Aykroyd

1952-07-01 Dan Aykroyd, Canadian-American comedian, writer and actor (SNL, 1975-79; Ghostbusters), and harmonica player (The Blues Brothers), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1952-07-10 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist and singer, born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1952-07-23 John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (Rush, 1968-74), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2008)
  • 1952-07-26 Jan Randall, American-Canadian film, stage and broadcast composer (The Irrelevant Show; Poetry In Motion), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-08-21 Keith Hart, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1952-08-23 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952-08-28 Guy Nadon, Canadian actor (L'ange gardien), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 1952-08-28 Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician (45th President of the National Assembly), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 1952-09-10 Vic Toews, Canadian politician, born in Filadelfia, Paraguay
  • 1952-09-12 Neil Peart, Canadian rock drummer and lyricist (Rush - "Limelight"; "Peaceable Kingdom"), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1952-09-27 André Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (3 Paralympics gold medals), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1952-10-05 Duncan Regehr, Canadian actor 9My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn), born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • 1952-10-12 Danielle Proulx, French Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1952-11-27 Sheila Copps, Canadian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (1993-97), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1952-12-12 Herb Dhaliwal, Canadian politician, born in Chiheru, Punjab, India
  • 1952-12-14 Germain Houde, French Canadian actor, born in Petit-Saguenay, Quebec
  • 1952-12-27 Jay Hill, Canadian politician
  • 1953-01-19 Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953-02-18 Robin "Robbie" Bachman, Canadian drummer (Bachman-Turner Overdrive - "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"; "Takin' Care Of Business"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1953-02-20 "Uncle" Dave Taylor, Canadian bass player (Bryan Adams, 1982-98), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1953-03-10 Paul Haggis, Canadian screenwriter, film director and producer (Crash, Due South), born in London, Ontario
  • 1953-03-11 Bernie LaBarge, Canadian musician
  • 1953-03-11 Chuck Jackson, Canadian singer and harmonica player (Downchild, 1990-present; Cameo Blues Band, 1978-92), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-04-04 Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician (Liberal Party of Canada), born in Fort-Coulonge, Quebec, Canada
  • 1953-04-18 Rick Moranis, Canadian actor (SCTV; Spaceballs; Ghostbusters; Honey I Shrunk the Kids), born in Toronto, Ontario

Tim Allen

1953-06-13 Tim Allen, Canadian comedian (Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado

  • 1953-07-09 Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953-07-11 Benny DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1953-07-13 Milica "Mila" Mulroney (née Pivnički), wife of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, born in Sarajevo, PR Bosnia-Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia.
  • 1953-08-17 Robert Thirsk, Canadian astronaut (STS 78), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • 1953-09-15 Pat Barrett, Canadian pop and doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1953-09-16 Nancy Huston, Canadian novelist (Cantique des plaines) and essayist, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1953-09-20 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-09-29 Jean-Claude Lauzon, Canadian filmmaker (Leola; Night Zoo), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1997)
  • 1953-09-30 S.M. Stirling, Canadian-American author (Draka series), bon in Metz, France
  • 1953-10-04 Gil "The Bird" Moore, Canadian rock drummer and vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario [some sources give birth date as Feb. 12, 1951]
  • 1953-10-15 Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1953-10-28 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • 1953-11-04 Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian auto racer (North American Formula Atlantic Champion 1980–81; Can-Am Champion 1983), born in Berthierville, Quebec
  • 1953-11-09 Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
  • 1953-12-18 Jim "Kimo" West, Canadian guitarist (More Guitar Stories), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-12-27 Arthur Kent [The Scud Stud], American newscaster (prominent Gulf War coverage for NBC), born in Alberta, Canada
  • 1954-01-22 Tully Blanchard, American professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Canada

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