Canadian History Timeline (Part 16)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 2,584

  • 1961-07-23 André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961-08-07 Yelena Davydova, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold USSR All-round, Team 1980), coach (Canadian Women's Artistic Team 2012) and international judge (Rio Olympics 2016), born in Voronezh, Russia
  • 1961-08-19 Danuta Bartoszek, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Pyrzyce, Poland
  • 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
  • 1961-10-31 Sterling Hinds, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961-11-02 (Kathryn Dawn) "k.d." lang, Canadian Juno and Grammy Award-winning country-pop singer-songwriter (Constant Craving), 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, Canadian CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 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

Jim CarreyJim Carrey (60 years old)

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

  • 1962-02-04 Michael Riley, Canadian actor
  • 1962-02-09 Anik Bissonnette, Canadian ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1962-03-04 David Sparrow, Canadian actor, born in Sollihull, 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
  • 1962-05-14 Ian Astbury, British-Canadian rock singer and songwriter (The Cult - "Fire Woman"), born in Heswall, Cheshire, England
  • 1962-05-31 Henry 'Gizmo' Williams, American-Canadian CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1962-06-10 Brent Sutter, Canadian ice hockey center (Canada Cup gold 1984, 87, 91; NY Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks) and coach (NJ Devils, Calgary Flames), born in Viking, Alberta

Jordan PetersonJordan Peterson (60 years old)

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

  • 1962-07-14 Diane Ratnik, Canadian volleyball setter (Olympics 1992, 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962-07-21 Lee Aaron [Karen Lynn Greening], Canadian rock singer (Metal Queen), born in Belleville, Ontario
  • 1962-07-22 Martine St. Clair [Nault], Canadian singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1962-08-07 Bruno Pelletier, Québécois-Canadian pop singer, born in Charlesbourg, Quebec City, Quebec
  • 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
  • 1962-08-16 (Vendela) Astrid Young, Canadian session vocalist, singer-songwriter, and best-selling author (Being Young), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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
  • 1962-11-17 Dédé Fortin, Canadian rock and ska singer (Les Colocs), born in Saint-Thomas-Didyme, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • 1962-11-23 Andrea Blackwell, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 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
  • 1963-01-20 David Baszucki, Canadian-American entrepreneur, engineer and innovator (Roblox Corporation, Knowledge Revolution), born in 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

Mike MyersMike Myers (59 years old)

1963-05-25 Canadian actor and comedian (SNL, Wayne's World), born in Scarborough, Ontario

  • 1963-06-04 Carey Nelson, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • 1963-06-11 Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (Olympic gold 1998), born in Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2000)
  • 1963-06-13 Paul De Lisle, Canadian rock bassist (Smash Mouth - "All Star"; "I'm A Believer"), born in Exeter, Ontario
  • 1963-06-13 Randy Gilhen, Canadian-German ice hockey forward (Stanley Cup 1991, Pittsburgh Penguins; first German-born player to win SC), born in Zweibrücken, West Germany
  • 1963-06-22 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1963-06-25 Si-An Deng, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1963-06-25 Yann Martel, Spanish-Canadian author (Life of Pi), born in Salamanca, Spain
  • 1963-07-25 Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician, born in Joliette, Quebec, Canada
  • 1963-08-08 Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
  • 1963-10-20 Julie Payette, Canadian scientist, astronaut and Governor General (2017-2021), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-10-23 David Bedard, Canadian springboard diver (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-10-26 Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor and producer (Ed, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1963-11-04 Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist (Zébulon), born in Mascouche, Quebec
  • 1963-11-04 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-11-06 Jean-Marc Chouinard, Canadian fencer (epee - Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-11-25 Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer (Temptation), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1963-12-01 Nathalie Lambert, Canadian short-track speed skater (Olympic gold 3,000m relay 1992; World C'ships gold overall 1991, 93-94), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-12-09 Dave Hilton, Jr., Canadian boxer, born in Port Credit, Ontario
  • 1963-12-12 Eric Schenkman, American-Canadian rock and blues guitarist (Spin Doctors - "Pocket Full of Kryptonite"), born in Massachusetts
  • 1964-01-03 Bruce LaBruce, Canadian filmmaker
  • 1964-01-10 Brad Roberts, Canadian rock singer (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1964-01-15 Paula Schnurr, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario
  • 1964-01-16 Gail Graham, Canadian golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Vanderhoof, British Columbia
  • 1964-01-31 Remi Bouchard, Canadian composer (1989 India Open), born in Manitoba, Canada
  • 1964-02-01 Dwayne Goettel, Canadian keyboardist and industrial-electronic music composer (Skinny Puppy), born in High Level, Alberta (d. 1995)
  • 1964-02-01 Mario Pelchat, Canadian francophone singer, born in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec
  • 1964-02-01 Sharon Bruneau, Canadian actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964-02-06 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock singer-songwriter and musician (The Tragically Hip), born in Amherstview, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1964-04-13 Caroline Rhea, Canadian comedian and actress, born in Westmount, Quebec
  • 1964-04-14 Greg Battle, Canadian CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1964-05-31 Leonard Asper, Canadian businessman (CanWest), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1964-06-09 Gloria Reuben, Canadian actress (Jeanie Boulet-ER), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964-07-14 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Olympic 33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1964-08-17 Colin James, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 1964-08-23 Ray Ferraro, Canadian ice hockey center (Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders) and broadcaster (TSN Radio, TSN, NBCSN), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • 1964-08-26 Dave Boyes, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in St Catharines, Ontario,
  • 1964-08-26 Karla Karch-Gailus, Canadian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves (58 years old)

1964-09-02 Canadian actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure; The Matrix), and rock bassist (Dogstar), born in Beirut, Lebanon

  • 1964-09-25 Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1964-10-13 Christopher Judge, American-Canadian actor (Stargate SG-1), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964-10-27 Jill Hetherington, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Brampton, Canada
  • 1964-10-29 May Allison, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964-11-09 Leah Pells, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1964-11-14 Silken Laumann, Canadian rower (Olympic bronze, silver-92, 96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1964-11-16 Diana Krall, Canadian Juno and Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia

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