Canadian History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 579

  • 1945-04-13 Canadian army liberates Teuge & Assen, Netherlnds, from Nazis
  • 1945-05-08 Canadian troops move into Amsterdam
  • 1945-09-28 Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-10-08 US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1946-06-14 Canadian Library Association established
  • 1946-09-22 Canadian woman Evelyn Dick charged with butchering her husband in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1948-04-19 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-11-15 Mackenzie King retires after 22 years as Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-11-15 Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1948-12-29 Canada recognizes Israel
  • 1949-02-12 Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
  • 1949-03-31 Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province
  • 1949-09-17 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
  • 1950-01-19 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-02-06 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne and proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms including Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-02-28 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • 1952-07-04 Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
  • 1952-09-06 Canadian TV begins in Montreal
  • 1952-11-19 Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe
  • 1953-01-20 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada from Buffalo, New York
  • 1953-03-03 Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed
  • 1954-02-10 Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • 1954-07-30 5th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1954-08-07 5th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1954-10-15 Hurricane Hazel makes landfall in the US in North Carolina as a category 4 hurricane, 195 die in US and Canada
  • 1954-10-18 Hurricane Hazel becomes most severe to ever hit the US, killing 195 in US and Canada
  • 1955-02-17 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • 1956-01-22 Canadian Football Council forms
  • 1957-03-03 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of Canada
  • 1957-05-27 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format
  • 1957-06-10 John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
  • 1957-06-18 John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada
  • 1957-06-21 Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister
  • 1957-06-21 Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history
  • 1957-08-01 US and Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • 1957-10-04 Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • 1957-10-12 Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1957-10-14 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.
  • 1958-01-19 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
  • 1958-04-05 Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest ever non-nuclear controlled explosions
  • 1958-05-19 US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • 1958-06-17 The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day
  • 1958-07-01 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave
  • 1958-08-14 Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-02-20 The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1959-02-28 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul of Canada, their 3rd title
  • 1959-04-27 The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1959-06-03 US President Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker a message off the Moon

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1961-11-06 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball - actually Canadian)
  • 1962-01-26 Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard
  • 1962-03-15 Donald Jackson of Canada is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump

  • 1962-09-28 Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
  • 1962-09-29 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)
  • 1962-11-08 Canada's government orders the nickel changed back to round shape

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-04-22 Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • 1963-06-19 Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
  • 1963-11-29 Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, Canada
  • 1964-11-16 Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
  • 1964-12-15 Canada's House of Commons votes 163 to 78 to approve the red Maple Leaf Flag
  • 1965-01-02 Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
  • 1965-02-15 Red Maple Leaf Flag becomes the official flag of Canada
  • 1965-05-15 Canadian Football Players Association organizes
  • 1965-11-09 Hurricane hits north east US/Canada
  • 1965-11-09 Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966-03-03 Canadian-American rock band "Buffalo Springfield" forms (Stephen Stills, Neil Young, et al)

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • 1966-03-04 Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die
  • 1966-05-06 Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin
  • 1966-07-01 The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • 1966-08-10 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
  • 1967-04-27 Expo 67 opens in Montreal, Canada
  • 1967-06-05 Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible
  • 1967-07-01 Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1867 British North America Act which served as Canada's constitution for over 100 years
  • 1967-09-18 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
  • 1967-10-27 Expo 67 closes in Montreal, Canada
  • 1967-12-14 Lester B. Pearson (PM of Canada) announces that he is retiring from politics, and is succeeded by Pierre Trudeau

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968-04-20 Pierre Trudeau sworn in as Canada's 15th Prime Minister

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 1968-06-02 Canadians must get government permission to export silver
  • 1968-06-03 Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
  • 1968-07-27 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
  • 1968-08-01 Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
  • 1969-01-30 US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
  • 1969-04-01 Royal Canadian Mint formally forms as a Crown Corporation
  • 1969-04-08 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9
  • 1969-04-14 1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)
  • 1969-05-14 Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada
  • 1969-06-01 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
  • 1969-07-07 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English language
  • 1969-09-07 Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open
  • 1970-07-05 Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
  • 1970-10-16 Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history.
  • 1971-01-06 Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days
  • 1971-04-01 US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere

CommunicationBlack Tot Day

1972-03-31 Final day of the rum ration in the Royal Canadian Navy
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  • 1972-05-04 "The Don't Make A Wave Committee," a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to the "Greenpeace Foundation"
  • 1972-06-16 The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador
  • 1972-08-10 1 million kg meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada
  • 1972-09-28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series
  • 1972-11-27 Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
  • 1973-04-20 Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit
  • 1973-07-07 Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women's mile (4:34.9)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,070

  • 1905-05-01 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • 1905-06-23 Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • 1905-09-21 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
  • 1905-10-26 George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal, born in Paris, Ontario, Canada (d. 1989)
  • 1905-12-01 Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • 1906-01-01 Frank Stack, Canadian speed skater (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • 1906-03-28 Joseph Wright Jr., Canadian oarsman (Olympic gold 1928), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)
  • 1906-04-08 Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
  • 1906-05-16 Alfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (d. 1988)
  • 1906-07-27 Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist (d. 1999)
  • 1906-12-02 Donald Woods, Canadian actor (True Grit, Craig Kennedy; Criminologist), born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1998)
  • 1906-12-10 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1907-01-16 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1907-01-26 Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1907-02-01 John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • 1907-03-03 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York (d. 1952)
  • 1907-04-10 Pete Desjardins, American platform and springboard diver (Olympic gold 1928), born in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1985)
  • 1907-04-16 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)
  • 1907-05-29 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1907-08-28 Phil Edwards, Canadian-Guyanese runner (Olympic bronze 1928, 32, 36), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1971)
  • 1907-09-03 Andrew Brewin, Canadian lawyer/cofound New Democratic Party
  • 1907-09-15 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1907-11-22 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • 1907-12-16 Barbara Kent, Canadian actress (Lonesome, Flesh and the Devil), born in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1908-02-13 Gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer
  • 1908-05-19 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)
  • 1908-06-12 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1988)
  • 1908-06-18 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (d. 1997)

Person of interestJohn Kenneth Galbraith

1908-10-15 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), born in Iona Station, Ontario (d. 2006)

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 1908-10-24 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1908-10-29 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster (WWII), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)

Person of interestBronko Nagurski

1908-11-03 Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Rainy River, Ontario (d. 1990)

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1908-11-04 Anthony Warde, American actor (Dangers of the Canadian Mounted, Buck Rogers, Black Widow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1908-11-10 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2000)
  • 1909-03-22 Gabrielle Roy, French-Canadian novelist (Tin Flute)
  • 1909-05-09 Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
  • 1909-05-28 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1909-06-17 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor (d. 2004)
  • 1909-09-01 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (d. 1957)
  • 1909-09-12 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1986)
  • 1909-10-19 Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Where Eagles Dare), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1992)
  • 1909-11-15 Don Large, Canadian choral director (Wayne King)
  • 1910-02-05 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
  • 1910-04-02 Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer, born in Cabano, Quebec (d. 1980)
  • 1910-08-25 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • 1910-09-15 George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
  • 1910-10-08 Ray Lewis, Canadian 4X400 relayer (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1910-10-27 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), born in Manitoba, Canada (d. 1963)
  • 1910-12-01 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1910-12-07 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1911-03-03 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1911-04-13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • 1911-05-11 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • 1911-07-18 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)

Person of interestMarshall McLuhan

1911-07-21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Massage), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • 1911-09-18 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
  • 1911-10-24 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian archbishop of Montreal (d. 1993)
  • 1911-12-01 Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
  • 1912-01-02 Barbara Pentland, Winnipeg Canada, composer
  • 1912-01-03 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1912-03-12 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (d. 2006)
  • 1912-04-26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn) (d. 2000)
  • 1912-05-13 Gil Evans, Canadian musician (d. 1988)
  • 1912-05-26 Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1912)
  • 1912-06-13 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
  • 1912-07-14 Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
  • 1912-07-17 Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
  • 1912-08-21 Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Victoria Mines, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • 1912-10-25 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1912-11-08 June Havoc [Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2010)
  • 1913-01-19 Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], Canadian actor (The Phantom Planet, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas), born in Talmage, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • 1913-04-04 Jules Léger, Canadian diplomat and Governor General of Canada, born in Saint-Anicet, Quebec (d. 1980)
  • 1913-04-25 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2009)
  • 1913-06-12 Jean Victor Allard, Canadian army general, born in Sainte-Monique-de-Nicolet, Quebec (d. 1996)
  • 1913-08-11 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (Passport to Pimlico, Tot Coq), born in Montréal, Québec, Canada (d. 1976)
  • 1913-08-28 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, born in Thamesville, Ontario (d. 1995)

Person of interestElizabeth Smart

1913-12-27 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1914-01-14 Harold Russell, Canadian actor (Best Years of Our Life, Dogtown), born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2002)
  • 1914-01-30 John Ireland, Canadian actor (All the King's Men, Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1992)
  • 1914-02-02 Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)
  • 1914-03-13 W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (Who Has Seen the Wind?), born in Weyburn, Canada (d. 1998)
  • 1914-03-19 Leonidas Alaoglu, Greek-Canadian mathematician (d. 1981)
  • 1914-04-11 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 1987)
  • 1914-04-26 H. L. Gold, American sci-fi writer and editor, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1914-05-09 [Clarence] Hank Snow, Canadian country singer (I'm Moving On, I Went to Your Wedding), born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia (d. 1999)
  • 1914-05-19 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1914-07-10 Joe Shuster, Canadian-born cartoonist (d. 1992)
  • 1914-07-24 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), born in Cobble Hill, British Columbia (d.2015)
  • 1914-08-12 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
  • 1914-09-28 Harold Taylor, Canadian educator (Art & the Future)
  • 1915-01-05 Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian-born cartographer (d. 2004)
  • 1915-02-02 Stan Leonard, Canadian professional golfer (d. 2005)
  • 1915-02-12 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1987)
  • 1915-04-09 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian politician, 20th Premier of Quebec, born in Danville, Quebec, Canada (d. 1968)
  • 1915-05-03 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2003)

Person of interestSaul Bellow

1915-06-10 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow
  • 1915-08-19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
  • 1915-08-22 James Hillier, Canadian-American inventor (co-created the electron microscope), born in Brantford, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1915-10-25 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician, born in Vancouver (d. 1999)
  • 1915-10-27 Harry Saltzman, Canadian theater and film producer (Goldfinger), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (d. 1994)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 753

  • 1986-03-04 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock vocalist and pianist (The Band), commits suicide at 42

Person of interestElizabeth Smart

1986-03-04 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), dies of a heart attack at 72

  • 1986-05-20 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, dies at 78
  • 1986-06-02 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84 (b. 1901)
  • 1986-08-20 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (b. 1923)
  • 1986-09-25 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), dies at 77
  • 1986-11-10 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (b. 1903)
  • 1987-01-05 Margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60
  • 1987-01-05 Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
  • 1987-01-27 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, dies at 72
  • 1987-02-12 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55
  • 1987-07-08 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (Canadian Member of Parliament), dies at 84
  • 1987-09-11 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), dies of pneumonia following heart surgery at 72
  • 1987-09-12 John Qualen, Canadian actor (Casablanca, The Grapes of Wrath, The Searchers), dies at 87
  • 1987-11-24 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • 1987-12-01 Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)
  • 1988-02-16 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1916)
  • 1988-03-20 Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at 75
  • 1988-06-19 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biologist (b. 1922)
  • 1988-11-09 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 64
  • 1988-12-20 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC, dies at 80
  • 1989-01-24 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (b. 1937)
  • 1989-06-15 Maurice Bellemare, Canadian politician (b. 1912)
  • 1989-06-22 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician (b. 1916)
  • 1989-11-13 Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)
  • 1990-02-04 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917)
  • 1990-02-17 Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)
  • 1990-03-22 Gerald Bull, Canadian long range artillery designer and engineer, dies at 62
  • 1990-04-11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive (b. 1903)
  • 1990-06-12 Glen Gorbous, Canadian baseball player who holds the record for the longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10"), dies at 59
  • 1990-07-31 Albert Leduc, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • 1990-08-25 Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
  • 1990-10-31 Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
  • 1990-11-21 Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • 1991-01-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 1991-01-23 Northrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (b. 1912)
  • 1991-03-22 Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1991-04-26 Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (b. 1931)
  • 1991-08-06 Roland Michener, Canadian politician and governor general (b. 1900)
  • 1991-08-22 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1991-09-06 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 1991-12-18 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1991-12-19 Paul Maxwell, Canadian actor (Aliens, City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
  • 1992-03-03 Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Where Eagles Dare), dies from pneumonia at 82
  • 1992-03-21 John Ireland, Canadian actor (All the King's Men, Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), dies of leukaemia at 78
  • 1992-03-26 Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
  • 1992-04-10 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), dies at 71
  • 1992-04-25 Brian Macleod, Canadian musician, dies of cancer at 39
  • 1992-07-24 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • 1992-08-15 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
  • 1992-08-21 Dai Vernon [David Frederick Wingfield Verner], Canadian magician, dies at 98
  • 1992-09-14 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1992-12-13 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
  • 1992-12-21 Sybil Andrews, English/Canada painter, dies at 94
  • 1993-01-26 Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)
  • 1993-02-24 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster, dies at 75
  • 1993-02-28 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
  • 1993-04-15 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), dies at 84
  • 1993-06-09 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • 1993-06-13 Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • 1993-07-30 Jay Scott, [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43
  • 1993-09-12 Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla), dies of liver cancer at 76
  • 1993-09-28 Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
  • 1993-11-17 Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian politician, dies at 67
  • 1993-11-28 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946)
  • 1994-01-02 Sammy Taft, Canadian businessman (coined term "hat trick"), dies at 81
  • 1994-02-12 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (b. 1950)
  • 1994-03-09 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • 1994-04-08 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • 1994-04-16 John McLiam [Williams], Canadian actor (First Blood, Sleeper, Men From Shiloh), dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • 1994-07-09 Bill Mosienko, Ukrainian-Canadian National Hockey League player, dies at 72
  • 1994-07-21 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
  • 1994-09-28 Harry Saltzman, Canadian theater and film producer (Goldfinger), dies at 78
  • 1994-10-12 Gérald Godin, French-Canadian poet and politician, dies at 55
  • 1994-12-07 J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1939)
  • 1994-12-10 Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
  • 1995-01-19 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • 1995-02-02 Phillip Borsos, Tasmanian/Canadian director (Mean Season), dies

Person of interestJohn Peters Humphrey

1995-03-14 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate, dies at 89

  • 1995-04-16 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster, dies at 86
  • 1995-04-26 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), dies of bone cancer at 88
  • 1995-07-03 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
  • 1995-11-03 Gordon S. Fahrni, physician and president of the Canadian Medical Association (b. 1887)
  • 1995-12-02 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, dies at 82
  • 1995-12-11 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), dies at 75
  • 1996-03-29 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1944)
  • 1996-04-23 Jean Victor Allard, Canadian army general, dies at 82
  • 1996-07-29 Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919)
  • 1996-08-01 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and international aid worker (b. 1929)
  • 1997-01-01 Hagood Hardy, Canadian composer and musician (b. 1937)
  • 1997-01-12 Charles Huggins, American-Canadian physician and cancer researcher (1966 Nobel Prize), dies at 95
  • 1997-01-14 Dollard Ménard, French Canadian general (b. 1913)
  • 1997-02-24 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
  • 1997-04-06 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), dies at 84
  • 1997-06-09 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (b. 1908)
  • 1997-08-03 Pietro Rizzuto, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 1997-12-01 Michel Bélanger, French Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)
  • 1997-12-14 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), dies of kidney failure at 51
  • 1997-12-24 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and founder of Quebecor, dies at 72
  • 1998-03-05 Donald Woods, Canadian actor (True Grit, Craig Kennedy; Criminologist), dies at 91