Canadian History Timeline (Part 14)

Historical Events


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Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 2,584

  • 1954-02-03 Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1954-03-04 Catherine O'Hara, Canadian actress (Home Alone movies, Schitt's Creek), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-03-07 Matt Frenette, Canadian rock drummer (Loverboy)
  • 1954-03-28 Bill Bourne, Canadian Juno Award-winning folk, rock, and world music guitarist, and singer-songwriter, born in Red Deer, Alberta
  • 1954-04-07 Clark Gillies, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1980, 81, 82, 83 New York Islanders; Buffalo Sabres), born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (d. 2022)
  • 1954-04-12 Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight), born in Toronto, Ontario

Roddy PiperRoddy Piper (1954-2015)

1954-04-17 Canadian pro wrestler (WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight C'ship 1992; World Tag Team C'ship [Ric Flair] 2006), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • 1954-04-20 Gilles Lupien, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachute, Canada
  • 1954-05-16 Dafydd "Dave" Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1954-05-21 Bill Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1954-05-28 John Tory, Canadian lawyer and politician (Mayor of Toronto, 2016-present), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-06-03 Dan Hill, Canadian pop singer and songwriter ("Sometimes When We Touch"; "Can't We Try"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-07-07 Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-07-22 Pierre Lebeau, Canadian actor
  • 1954-07-23 Marisa DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family), born in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
  • 1954-07-25 Ken Greer, Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider - "Lunatic Fringe"; "Big League"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-07-31 Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1954-08-06 Elma Miller, Canadian composer, born in Toronto, Ontario

James CameronJames Cameron (68 years old)

1954-08-16 Canadian film director and writer (Titanic, Avatar), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario

  • 1954-08-24 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 1954-09-18 Steven Pinker, Canadian American cognitive psychologist and author, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1954-10-21 Brian Tobin, Canadian premier of Newfoundland
  • 1954-12-14 Steve MacLean, Canadian astronaut (STS 52), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1954-12-28 Tony Rosato, Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), born in Naples, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1955-02-13 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy - "Working for the Weekend"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1955-02-18 Raymond Rougeau, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Saint-Sulpice, Canada
  • 1955-02-22 Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1955-03-08 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)
  • 1955-04-06 Keith Hunter Jesperson, Canadian-born serial killer
  • 1955-04-08 John Campbell, Canadian harness racing driver (6 x Hambletonian Stakes; 3 x Yonkers Trot; 8 x Kentucky Futurity), born in Ailsa Craig, Ontario
  • 1955-04-11 Michele Scarabelli, Canadian actress (Jo Santini-Airwolf, Alienation, Dallas), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955-04-25 Joanne Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1955-04-29 Gino Quilico, Canadian Grammy Award-winning operatic baritone, born in Flushing, New York City
  • 1955-06-05 Hugh Marsh, Canadian session, touring, and jazz electric violinist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955-06-23 Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
  • 1955-07-02 Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
  • 1955-08-11 Marc Bureau, French Canadian politician
  • 1955-09-09 John Kricfalusi, Canadian animator
  • 1955-09-28 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician (Liberal Party leader), born in Quebec City
  • 1955-10-12 Jane Siberry, Canadian singer-songwriter ("Calling All Angels"; "Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1955-10-19 Nino DeFranco, Canadian pop guitarist (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat - It's a Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 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
  • 1955-11-19 Peter Aykroyd, Canadian actor, comedian, and writer (SNL, 1980; PSI Factor), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 1955-11-27 Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sorel, Quebec
  • 1955-12-03 Melody Anderson, Canadian actress (Flash Gordon), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1956-01-14 Ben Heppner, Canadian tenor, and broadcaster, born in Murrayville, British Columbia
  • 1956-01-16 Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress, born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1956-01-23 Larysa Kuzmenko, Canadian concert pianist, and composer, of Ukrainian heritage (Memoriam for the Victims of Chornobyl; Golden Harvest), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956-02-01 Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NJ Devils) and coach (St. Louis Blues 2003-07), born in Newmarket, Canada
  • 1956-02-13 Richard Eden, Canadian actor (Brick-Santa Barbara, Solar Crisis, Robocop), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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, born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan
  • 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, Premier of Alberta (2014-15), born in South Porcupine, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1956-08-15 Lorraine Desmarais, French Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec

Kim CattrallKim Cattrall (66 years old)

1956-08-21 British Canadian actress (Mannequin, Sex and the City), born in Liverpool, England

  • 1956-09-02 Mario Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Montreal Canadiens 852 games) and coach (Montreal Canadiens 1985-87), born in Alma, Quebec

Peter ŠťastnýPeter Šťastný (66 years old)

1956-09-18 Slovak-Canadian Hockey HOF center (2nd-highest NHL scorer 1980s, after Wayne Gretzky; World C'ship gold 1976, 77; Canada Cup gold 1984; Quebec Nordiques, NJ Devils, St. Louis Blues), born in Bratislava, Slovakia

  • 1956-11-10 Matt Craven, Canadian actor (Juror, Killer, K2), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 1956-11-13 Aldo Nova, Canadian rocker (Blood on the Bricks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1956-11-22 Lawrence Gowan, Scottish-Canadian rock keyboard player and singer (Styx, 1999-), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1956-11-26 Don Lake, Canadian television writer (The Bonnie Hunt Show), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957-02-17 Loreena McKennitt, Canadian world and Celtic harpist, accordion, and piano player, singer, and composer ("The Mummer's Dance"), born in Morden, Manitoba
  • 1957-02-20 Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1957-02-27 Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957-03-10 Shannon Lee Tweed, Canadian actress and Playboy playmate (Nov 1981, Playmate of the Year 1982), born in St Johns, Newfoundland
  • 1957-03-15 Janet Cardiff, Canadian sound artist (Forty Part Motet), born in Brussels, 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
  • 1957-05-23 Thereza Bazar, British-Canadian singer (Dollar - "Love's Gotta Hold on Me"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957-05-26 François Legault, French Canadian politician
  • 1957-05-27 Eddie Harsch [Hawrysch], Canadian keyboardist (Bulldog; The Black Crowes - "Hard To Handle"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 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 pop singer (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat, It's A Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 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

Rick HansenRick Hansen (65 years old)

1957-08-26 Canadian wheelchair athlete (Paralympic gold 1980, 2 x 1984), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

  • 1957-09-06 Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 1957-10-08 Doug Cox, Canadian 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Guelph, Ontario
  • 1957-11-19 George Leary, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Newmarket, Ontario
  • 1957-11-30 Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian
  • 1957-11-30 Joël Champetier, French Canadian author
  • 1957-12-12 Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1957-12-18 John Webster, Canadian rocker (Red Rider)
  • 1957-12-19 Doug Johnson, Canadian rock keyboardist (Loverboy - "Working For The Weekend"), born in Surrey, British Columbia
  • 1957-12-22 Carole James, Canadian politician, born in Dukinfield, United Kingdom
  • 1957-12-23 Dan Bigras, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1957-12-24 Diane Tell, Canadian pop-jazz singer-songwriter, born in Québec City, Quebec

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