Canadian History Timeline (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 2,584

  • 1957-12-27 Daniel Levitin, American-Canadian cognitive psychologist, writer (This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession), record producer, and nusician, born in San Francisco, California
  • 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-American comedian and voice actor (Hey Arnold!), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1958-06-17 Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician, born in Damascus, Syria
  • 1958-07-01 Louise Penny, Canadian mystery novelist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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, Ontario
  • 1958-07-28 Terry Fox, Canadian one-legged distance runner (Marathon of Hope, 1980), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1981)
  • 1958-08-07 Russell Baze, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey (10 x US Champion Jockey by wins; 12,844 career victories; US Racing HOF), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1958-08-09 Greg Chaisson, Canadian heavy metal bassist (Badlands - "Dreams in the Dark"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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
  • 1959-02-05 Jennifer Granholm, Canadian-American politician, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1959-02-13 Gaston Gingras, Canadian ice hockey defenceman
  • 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, Quebec

Paul GrossPaul Gross (63 years old)

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

Stephen HarperStephen Harper (63 years old)

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

  • 1959-05-02 Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer, born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1959-05-27 Donna Strickland, Canadian physicist (Nobel Prize 2018 laser beams), born in Guelph, Ontario
  • 1959-05-30 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2015)
  • 1959-06-04 John Bickerton, Canadian jazz pianist, and composer, born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1959-06-04 Rod Connop, Canadian CFL corner (Edmonton Eskimos), born in North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1959-06-12 Scott Thompson, Canadian comedian (The Kids in the Hall, Larry Sanders Show), born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • 1959-06-12 Steve Bauer, Canadian road racer cyclist (Olympic silver 84, 96), born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 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), born in Labrador, Newfoundland
  • 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
  • 1959-09-08 [David] Sara Davis Buechner, American-Canadian concert pianist, music editor, and educator (Temple University), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1959-09-12 Peter Anthony Togni, Canadian pianist, organist, composer (Responsio), and radio broadcaster, born in Pembroke, 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
  • 1959-10-17 Norm MacDonald, Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor (Saturday Night Live, 1993-98; Dirty Work; The Norm Show), born in Quebec City, Quebec (d. 2021)
  • 1959-10-20 Janice McCaffrey, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 25-92, 96), born in Etobicoke, Ontario

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams (63 years old)

1959-11-05 Canadian Juno and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Heaven"; "Run To You"), born in Kingston, Ontario

  • 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
  • 1960-02-16 Chris Schultz, Canadian football offensive tackle (NFL Dallas Cowboys; CFL All Star 1987, 88; Toronto Argonauts) and sportscaster (The Sports Network), born in Burlington, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 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

Ron MacLeanRon MacLean (62 years old)

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

  • 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
  • 1960-06-30 Randy Ladouceur, Canadian ice hockey defenseman, 1983-96 (Detroit Red Wings, captain: Hartford Whalers & Anaheim Mighty Ducks), and coach, born in Brockville, 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
  • 1960-09-15 Michel "Mitch" Dorge, Canadian drummer and producer (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 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
  • 1960-09-22 Victor Stevenson, Canadian CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • 1960-09-25 Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1960-10-02 Al Connelly, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Glass Tiger), 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
  • 1960-10-04 Malcolm Burn, Canadian musician and record producer (Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl), born in Cornwall, Ontario
  • 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
  • 1960-11-13 Wayne Parker, Canadian bass player (Glass Tiger - "Don't Forget Me"), born in Ontario
  • 1960-11-20 Marc Labrèche, Canadian actor and television host, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1960-12-20 Nalo Hopkinson, Jamaican-Canadian writer (Brown Girl in the Ring; The Salt Roads), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1961-01-15 Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian & film director, born in Laval, Canada

Wayne GretzkyWayne Gretzky (61 years old)

1961-01-26 Canadian ice hockey HOF 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

  • 1961-01-27 Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Olympic 9/10-88, 92, 96)
  • 1961-01-27 Margo Timmins, Canadian folk-rock singer (Cowboy Junkies - "Sweet Jane"; "Anniversary Song"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 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)
  • 1961-04-06 Gene Eugene [Andrusco], Canadian-American actor, singer-songwriter (Adam Again; Lost Dogs), and record producer, born in Fort Frances, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1961-04-09 Kirk McCaskill, Canadian MLB pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
  • 1961-05-08 David Winning, Canadian film director
  • 1961-05-10 Randy Cunneyworth, Canadian ice hockey left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers) and coach (Atlanta Thrashers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 1961-05-12 Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1961-05-16 Kevin McDonald, Canadian comedian and actor

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox (61 years old)

1961-06-09 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

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