Canadian History (Part 14)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 2,178

  • 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, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Cheshire, England
  • 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 pop singer (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat - It's a Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 1959-09-17 Hank Ilesic, Canadian CFL punter and place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1959-09-20 Lesley Thompson, Canadian rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959-09-28 Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
  • 1959-10-07 Jean-Marc Fournier, French-Canadian politician, born in Châteauguay, Canada
  • 1959-10-20 Janice McCaffrey, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 25-92, 96), born in Etobicoke, Ontario

Person of interestBryan Adams

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

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams
  • 1959-12-14 Bob Paris, Canadian-American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate, born in Columbus, Indiana
  • 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)
  • 1960-04-03 Marie Denise Pelletier, Canadian pop 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 sci-fi writer, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1960-06-01 Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1960-06-09 Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1960-07-05 Brad Loree, Canadian actor and stunt performer, born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1960-07-06 Caroll-Ann Alie, Canadian sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1960-07-19 Atom Egoyan, Canadian director (Adjuster, Next of Kin), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 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
  • 1960-08-26 Nancy Martinez, French-Canadian pop-dance singer (Move Out), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1960-09-14 Callum Keith Rennie, British-Canadian actor, born in Sunderland, England
  • 1960-09-18 Karim Rashid, Egyptian-Canadian industrial designer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1960-09-21 David James Elliott, Canadian actor (Seinfeld, Lt Harmon Rabb-Jag), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1960-09-25 Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1960-10-02 Glenn Anderson, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (6 Stanley Cup wins; Edmonton Oilers [5]), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1960-10-02 Al Connelly, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Glass Tiger), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1960-10-08 François Pérusse, Quebec humorist 9Les 2 minutes du peuple), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • 1960-10-19 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), born in Campbell River, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • 1960-10-25 Kelli McMullen-Temple, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1960-11-20 Marc Labrèche, Canadian actor and television host, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1960-12-20 Nalo Hopkinson, Jamaican-born Canadian writer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1961-01-15 Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian & film director, born in Laval, Canada

Person of interestWayne Gretzky

1961-01-26 Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey hall of fame center (Stanley Cup 1984, 85, 87, 88; Hart Memorial Trophy [MVP] 1980–87, 89; Art Ross Trophy [scoring champion] 1981–87, 90, 91, 94; Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings), born in Brantford, Ontario

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1961-01-27 Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Olympic 9/10-88, 92, 96)
  • 1961-02-12 Jim Harris, Canadian author, environmentalist, and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961-03-11 Bruce Watson, Canadian-Scottish rock guitarist, sitar and mandolin player (Big Country - "Wonderland"; "In A Big Country"), born in Timmons, Ontario
  • 1961-03-11 Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
  • 1961-03-30 Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
  • 1961-04-09 Kirk McCaskill, Canadian MLB pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
  • 1961-05-08 David Winning, Canadian film director
  • 1961-05-12 Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1961-05-14 Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1961-05-16 Kevin McDonald, Canadian comedian and actor

Person of interestMichael J. Fox

1961-06-09 Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor, author, comedian and activist (Family Ties, Back to the Future, Teen Wolf), born in Edmonton, Alberta

  • 1961-07-17 Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961-07-23 André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961-08-07 Yelena Davydova, Russian Canadian gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Voronezh, Soviet Union
  • 1961-08-19 Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1961-09-05 Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961-10-20 Les Stroud, Canadian survival expert (Survivorman), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 1961-11-02 K.D. Lang [Kathy Dawn], Canadian country singer, born in Consort, Alberta
  • 1961-12-10 Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor, Olympic gold 1992), born in Georgetown, British Guiana
  • 1961-12-12 Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1961-12-18 Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1961-12-30 Ben Johnson, Canadian athlete (Olympic 100m gold 1988-disqualified), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • 1961-12-30 Douglas Coupland, Canadian author
  • 1962-01-10 Michael Fortier, Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Canada

Person of interestJim Carrey

1962-01-17 Jim Carrey, Canadian-American actor (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dumb & Dumber, The Mask), born in Ontario Canada

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey
  • 1962-02-04 Michael Riley, Canadian actor
  • 1962-02-28 Angela Bailey, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Coventry, England
  • 1962-03-24 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian classical violinist, born in Saint-Norbert, Quebec
  • 1962-04-03 Nancy Filteau, Canadian athlete, 72k judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Person of interestJordan Peterson

1962-06-12 Jordan Peterson, Canadian psychologist and author (12 Rules for Life), born in Edmonton, Alberta

Psychologist and Author Jordan Peterson
Psychologist and Author
Jordan Peterson
  • 1962-07-21 Lee Aaron, Canadian rock singer (Metal Queen), born in Belleville, Canada
  • 1962-07-22 Martine St. Clair [Nault], Canadian singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1962-08-07 Bruno Pelletier, Québécois pop singer, born in Charlesbourg, Quebec City, Canada
  • 1962-08-08 Charmaine Crooks, Canadian 800m runner (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Mandeville, Jamaica
  • 1962-08-14 Mark Robert Isfeld, Canadian soldier and United Nations peacekeeper, born in Zweibrücken, Germany
  • 1962-08-23 Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician (Minister of Justice 2002-03), born in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada
  • 1962-09-05 Beth Underhill, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 26-92, 96), born in Georgetown, Ontario
  • 1962-09-24 Nia Vardalos, Canadian American actress (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1962-10-02 Mark Rypien, Canadian NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 1991; Washington Redskins), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1962-10-07 Dave Bronconnier, Canadian politician, born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1962-11-09 Teryl Rothery, Canadian actress (Stargate SG-1), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1962-11-14 Harland Williams, Canadian American actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962-11-25 Gilbert Delorme, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1962-12-01 Sylvie Daigle, Canadian speed skater (Olympic gold 3k relay 1992; World C'ship gold overall x 5), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 1963-01-12 François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter, born in Saint-Félicien, Quebec
  • 1963-01-15 Lijuan Geng, Chinese-Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Hebei, China
  • 1963-01-15 Richard Nasheim, Canadian-Austrian ice hockey coach and forward (Team Austria 1998), born in Regina, Canada
  • 1963-01-18 Maxime Bernier, French-Canadian politician, born in Saint-Georges, Canada
  • 1963-01-23 Rocco Romano, Canadian CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders), born in Hamilton, Canada
  • 1963-02-14 Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1963-03-17 Nick Peros, Canadian classical composer (Prayer of Consolation)
  • 1963-04-18 Eric McCormack, Canadian-American actor (Will & Grace), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1963-04-21 Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
  • 1963-04-26 Bill Wennington, Canadian NBA center (Chicago Bulls), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-04-27 Cali Timmins, Canadian actress (Ryan's Hope), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-05-05 James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater), born in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada

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