Canadian History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 608

  • 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
  • 1967-10-29 Expo 67 closes in Montreal, Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-12-14 Prime Minister of Canada, Lester B. Pearson announces that he is retiring from politics, succeeded by Pierre Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson

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

  • 1968-08-01 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 First Major League Baseball game featuring a Canadian team; Montréal Expos beats NY Mets, 11-10 at Shea Stadium; KC Royals, SD Padres and Seattle Pilots also win on debut
  • 1969-04-14 First regular-season MLB game played outside the United States; Montreal Expos beat St. Louis Cardinals, 8-7 at Parc Jarry, Montreal
  • 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
  • 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

Historic CommunicationBlack Tot Day

1972-03-31 Final day of the rum ration in the Royal Canadian Navy

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Royal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum ration
Royal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum ration
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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
  • 1973-11-14 Canada begins production of Olympic coins

  • 1973-12-12 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)
  • 1974-02-09 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
  • 1974-05-08 Canadian government of Pierre Trudeau falls
  • 1974-07-09 Pierre Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election
  • 1974-10-10 Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles
  • 1975-01-09 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
  • 1975-03-08 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1976-04-30 Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1976-08-01 XXI Summer Olympic Games, Montreal, Canada: Officially close
  • 1976-10-22 Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977-02-27 Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
  • 1977-04-18 81st Boston Marathon: Canadian Jerome Drayton wins men's race in 2:14:46; American Miki Gorman takes her 2nd women's event in 2:48:33
  • 1977-10-17 Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament
  • 1978-03-09 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk & Karponosov
  • 1978-06-26 Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
  • 1978-08-03 11th Commonwealth Games open in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1978-12-10 Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians

Music concertMusic Concert

1979-04-22 The Rolling Stones play two benefit concerts for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, in Oshawa, Ontario; performance part of guitarist Keith Richards’ sentence for heroin conviction on heroin charges

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-06-04 Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark

  • 1979-06-14 Canada all out for 45 runs in Cricket World Cup v England, in 40.3 overs
  • 1979-06-21 Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy
  • 1979-09-05 Canada puts its first gold bullion coin on sale
  • 1980-01-29 6 Iranian-held US hostages escape with help of Canadians
  • 1980-02-18 Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian elections
  • 1980-03-03 Pierre Trudeau sworn in, for the second time, as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1980-04-21 84th Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers wins 3rd straight event and 4th overall title in 2:12:11; Jacqueline Gareau of Canada women's winner in 2:34:28; Rosie Ruiz disqualified for not running the entire course
  • 1980-07-01 'O Canada' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
  • 1980-12-05 Bank of Canada's Canadian Currency Museum opens

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1981-02-05 Joni Mitchell inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame

  • 1982-01-09 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855
  • 1982-03-04 Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada
  • 1982-04-16 Queen Elizabeth proclaims Canada's new constitution
  • 1982-04-17 Proclamation of the Constitution Act by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
  • 1982-04-18 Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
  • 1982-07-26 Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket
  • 1982-07-26 Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe
  • 1982-09-14 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel

BeatificationCanonization

1982-10-31 Pope John Paul II canonizes Canadian Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal, as a saint

First Canadian Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys
First Canadian Saint
Marguerite Bourgeoys
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1983-01-21 First supertitles for a live opera performance: "Elektra" at Canadian Opera Company, English titles by Sonya Friedman

  • 1983-06-02 Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
  • 1983-07-23 Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
  • 1984-02-29 Pierre Trudeau announces he is stepping down after 15 years as Canadian Prime Minister

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-03-23 World Ice Dancing Championship won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB) in Ottawa, Canada

Ice Dancer Christopher Dean
Ice Dancer
Christopher Dean
Ice Dancer Jayne Torvill
Ice Dancer
Jayne Torvill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-06-17 John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as Prime Minister of Canada

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 1984-06-30 Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-09-17 Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th Prime Minister, succeeding John Turner

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney
17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • 1985-05-29 Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months
  • 1985-05-31 Tornado outbreak in the United States and Canada sees 41 tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, leaving 90 dead

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-12-01 TV mini series "Anne of Green Gables" based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, starring Megan Follows is first shown on CBS in Canada

  • 1986-03-25 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump
  • 1986-04-11 A 1921 Canadian 50 cent coin is auctioned in New York for $22,000
  • 1986-08-28 Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium
  • 1987-03-12 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by Brian Orser (Canada)
  • 1987-06-30 The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie.

Sport awardFederation Cup

1987-08-02 Federation Cup Tennis Final: Steffi Graf & Claudia Kohde-Kilsch beat Chris Evert & Pam Shriver in the doubles as Germany beats US 2-1 in Vancouver, Canada

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1987-08-30 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100m in world record 9.83 sec

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1988-01-02 Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1988-01-28 Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional
  • 1988-01-29 Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15
  • 1988-02-13 XV Winter Olympic Games open in Calgary, Canada
  • 1988-02-28 XV Winter Olympic Games close in Calgary, Canada
  • 1988-07-30 Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)
  • 1988-08-13 Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,178

  • 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 Message), 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, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (d. 1976)
  • 1911-10-24 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian Archbishop of Montreal, born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec (d. 1993)
  • 1911-12-01 Calvin Griffith, Canadian baseball team owner (Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins 1955-84), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1999)
  • 1912-01-02 Barbara Pentland, Canadian concert pianist and composer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1912-01-03 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1912-03-12 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (d. 2006)
  • 1912-03-22 Agnes Martin, Canadian-American abstract painter, born in Macklin, Saskatchewan (d. 2004)
  • 1912-04-26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn), born in Gretna, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2000)
  • 1912-05-08 George Woodcock, Canadian writer of political biography and history (Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1912-05-13 Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Miles Davis; Absolute Beginners, Out of the Cool), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • 1912-05-26 Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1980)
  • 1912-06-10 Jean Lesage, Canadian politician (19th Premier of Quebec), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1980)
  • 1912-06-13 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (Regards et jeux dans l'espace), born in Sainte-Catherine de Fossanbault, Canada (d. 1943)
  • 1912-07-01 Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (Vogue magazine) and manager (Lord & Taylor), born in El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma (d. 1989)
  • 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 (d. 2009)
  • 1913-04-30 Edith Fowke, Canadian folklorist, born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 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 (The Fortress; Passport to Pimlico), born in Montréal, Québec (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)
  • 1914-05-09 [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)
  • 1914-05-27 Hugh Le Caine, Canadian physicist and composer, born in Thunder Bay, Canada (d. 1977)
  • 1914-06-21 William Vickrey, Canadian economist (Nobel 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1914-07-10 Joe Shuster, Canadian-American cartoonist (co-creator of Superman), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1992)
  • 1914-07-24 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman (Honest Ed's) and philanthropist, born in Colonial Beach, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1914-07-24 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), born in Cobble Hill, British Columbia (d.2015)
  • 1914-08-02 Félix Leclerc, French Canadian singer and composer (Moi, mes souliers), born in La Tuque, Québec, Canada (d. 1988)
  • 1914-08-12 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)
  • 1914-09-28 Harold Taylor, Canadian educator (Art & the Future)
  • 1915-01-05 Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian-born cartographer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2004)
  • 1915-01-12 Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, Catholic archbishop of Ottawa, born in Saint-François-de-Madawaska, Canada (d. 2013)
  • 1915-02-02 Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Vancouver, BC (d. 2005)
  • 1915-02-12 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1987)
  • 1915-04-01 Jeff Heath, Canadian baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1941, 43, 45; Cleveland Indians), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 1975)
  • 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)
  • 1915-08-31 Pete Newell, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Uni of San Francisco, Michigan State Uni; NCAA Men's C'ship 1959, Cal Berkeley; Olympic gold 1960), born in Vancouver, Canada (d. 2008)
  • 1915-10-25 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician, born in Vancouver (d. 1999)
  • 1915-10-26 Golfredo Corradetti, Canadian conductor and composer, born in Calgary, Alberta; (d. 1995)
  • 1915-10-27 Harry Saltzman, Canadian theater and film producer (Goldfinger), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (d. 1994)
  • 1915-11-04 Court Benson, Canadian-American actor and broadcaster, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1995)
  • 1915-12-13 Ross MacDonald [Kenneth Millar], American-Canadian detective novelist (Goodbye Look), born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1983)
  • 1916-01-01 Murray Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey centre and NCAA coach (Detroit Red Wings; coach University of Denver 1956-77, 5 NCAA C'ships), born in Manor, Saskatchewan (d. 2010)
  • 1916-01-10 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Wilcox, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1916-02-23 George Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1916-02-25 Ralph Baldwin, Canadian harness driver and trainer (11 major world records; Hambletonian Stakes 1963, 73), born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan (d. 1982)
  • 1916-05-01 Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway), born in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1916-05-03 Léopold Simoneau, French-Canadian tenor, born in Saint-Flavien, Quebec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1916-05-04 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1916-05-16 Bernard Braden, Canadian-born British broadcaster and actor (All Night Lone, Full Treatment), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1993)
  • 1916-06-20 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, 21st Premier of Quebec (1968-70), born in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada (d. 1973)
  • 1916-07-04 Fernand Leduc, Canadian abstract expressionist painter (Les Automatistes), and teacher, born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • 1916-07-25 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1989)
  • 1916-08-01 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska), born in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, Quebec, Canada (d. 2000)
  • 1916-09-05 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • 1916-12-07 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler, born in Lévis, Quebec (d. 1988)
  • 1916-12-20 Michel Chartrand, French-Canadian union activist, born in Outremont, Quebec
  • 1917-01-12 Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach, born in Selkirk, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1917-01-17 Oskar Morawetz, Czech-Canadian composer (From the Diary of Anne Frank), born in Světlá nad Sázavou, Bohemia (now Czech Republic); (d. 2007)
  • 1917-04-11 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster, born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1917-04-18 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player, born in Edmundston, New Brunswick (d. 1947)
  • 1917-05-20 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1967)
  • 1917-05-21 Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1917-06-18 Arthur Tremblay, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
  • 1917-07-24 Robert Farnon, Canadian classical and light music composer and conductor, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1917-07-25 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler, born in East York, Ontario, Canada (d. 1990)
  • 1917-09-12 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian military officer and politician, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1917-09-26 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada), born in Amos, Canada (d. 1976)
  • 1917-10-31 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • 1917-12-06 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (co-founded the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor chain), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2008)
  • 1918-01-18 Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1918-01-22 Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan
  • 1918-01-24 John McLiam [Williams], Canadian actor (First Blood, Sleeper, Men From Shiloh), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 1994)
  • 1918-03-05 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • 1918-03-05 Milt Schmidt, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1939, 41; Boston Bruins) and coach/GM (Stanley Cup 1970, 72; Boston Bruins), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1918-03-15 Punch Imlach, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach and general manager (Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1987)
  • 1918-04-03 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor & composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1918-04-20 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), born in Toronto (d. 1991)
  • 1918-05-06 Godfrey Ridout, Canadian composer, conductor, educator, and musicologist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1984)
  • 1918-05-15 Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2009)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 784

  • 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 rock drummer (Steppenwolf), dies at 47
  • 1994-01-02 Sammy Taft, Canadian businessman (coined term "hat trick"), dies at 81
  • 1994-02-12 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate, dies at 43
  • 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
  • 1994-07-21 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 & author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), dies of bone cancer at 88
  • 1995-07-03 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 65
  • 1995-11-03 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association, dies at 108
  • 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 (Minnesota North Stars), dies at 51
  • 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 & musician, dies at 59
  • 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
  • 1998-03-13 Bill Reid, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
  • 1998-04-07 Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician, dies at 55
  • 1998-04-27 John Bassett, Canadian publisher & media baron, dies at 47
  • 1998-04-29 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)

MurderPhil Hartman

1998-05-28 Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49

  • 1998-06-27 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician, dies at 62
  • 1998-07-12 Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
  • 1998-09-13 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
  • 1998-10-01 Pauline Julien, Canadian singer-songwriter, social and political activist, takes her own life after a brain disease diagnosis, at 70
  • 1998-10-12 Mario Beaulieu, French Canadian politician (b. 1930)
  • 1998-10-31 Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)
  • 1998-11-06 Marcel Gauthier [Sky Low Low], Canadian wrestler, dies at 70
  • 1998-11-13 Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
  • 1998-12-09 Shaughnessy Cohen, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 1998-12-20 Chester P. Lyons, Canadian naturalist and author (b. 1915)
  • 1999-01-12 Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • 1999-03-09 Harry Somers, Canadian composer, dies at 73
  • 1999-04-05 Paul David, French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
  • 1999-04-16 Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canadian-American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 1999-05-03 Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 1999-05-09 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician, dies at 83
  • 1999-05-17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian musician and record producer (Loverboy; Bon Jovi; Aerosmith) dies at 49
  • 1999-05-23 Owen Hart, Canadian-American professional wrestler, dies at 34
  • 1999-07-01 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian film director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny), dies at 90
  • 1999-07-09 Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician (b. 1944)
  • 1999-09-05 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician, dies at 78
  • 1999-09-06 René Lecavalier, French Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • 1999-10-31 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)
  • 1999-11-01 Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)
  • 1999-12-10 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - Stagefright), dies of heart failure at 55
  • 1999-12-20 [Clarence] Hank Snow, Canadian country singer (I'm Moving On, I Went to Your Wedding), dies of heart failure at 85
  • 2000-01-15 Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903)
  • 2000-01-22 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska), dies at 83
  • 2000-01-26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn), dies at 87
  • 2000-02-07 Doug Henning, Canadian magician, dies at 52
  • 2000-02-08 Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
  • 2000-02-14 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American nuclear physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
  • 2000-03-06 John Colicos, Canadian actor (Battlestar Galactica), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 2000-03-20 Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2000-04-19 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • 2000-07-12 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II, dies at 98
  • 2000-07-15 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
  • 2000-08-11 Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • 2000-08-31 Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (b. 1925)

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2000-09-28 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), dies of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer at 80

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 2000-11-30 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), drowns in a sailing accident at 45
  • 2001-01-13 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • 2001-01-18 Al Waxman, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
  • 2001-01-31 Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American sci-fi author (Genetic General), dies at 77
  • 2001-02-17 Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • 2001-03-16 Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (Casper the Ghost), dies at 79
  • 2001-03-27 Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], Canadian actor (The Phantom Planet, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas), dies at 88
  • 2001-03-28 Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (b. 1928)
  • 2001-04-02 Charles Daudelin, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
  • 2001-06-23 Yvonne Dionne, one of the Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • 2001-07-03 Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (b. 1931)
  • 2001-07-24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2001-08-21 Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)
  • 2001-08-25 Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2001-08-26 Louis Muhlstock, Canadian painter (b. 1904)