Canadian History Timeline (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 820

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Sports History

1965-02-01 Former world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson beats Canadian George Chuvalo by unanimous decision in a 12-round non-title clash at New York’s Madison Square Garden; 'The Ring' names bout Fight of the Year.

  • 1965-02-15 Red Maple Leaf Flag becomes the official flag of Canada
  • 1965-05-15 Canadian Football Players Association organizes
  • 1965-11-01 Ernie Terrell retains WBA heavyweight boxing title; beats Canadian George Chuvalo in 15 round points decision in Toronto
  • 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.

Music History

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

  • 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 1st color television transmission in Canada is broadcast from Toronto
  • 1967-01-01 Canadian Amateur Football Association formally becomes successor to Canadian Rugby Football Union; turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • 1967-04-27 Expo 67 opens in Montreal, Canada, featuring a giant Biosphere designed by Buckminster Fuller
  • 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 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
  • 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
  • 1967-12-14 Prime Minister of Canada, Lester B. Pearson announces that he is retiring from politics, succeeded by Pierre Trudeau
  • 1968-02-17 Soviet Union wins its 3rd Olympic ice hockey gold medal in Grenoble; clinch title with final round, 5-0 win over Canada; Soviet LW Anatoli Firsov top scores with 16 points

Album Release

1968-03-23 Reprise Records releases "Song To A Seagull", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's debut studio album

Historic Event

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

Music Single

1968-05-11 Irish actor Richard Harris releases single "MacArthur Park"; it becomes a million-seller topping the charts in Canada and Australia, and peaking at #2 in US and #4 in UK

  • 1968-06-02 Canadians must get government permission to export silver
  • 1968-06-03 Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins

LPGA Championship

1968-06-24 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: Canadian Sandra Post wins an 18-hole playoff against Kathy Whitworth by 7 strokes

  • 1968-08-01 Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
  • 1968-10-23 American swimmer Kaye Hall sets a world record 1:06.2 to beat Canadian Elaine Tanner by 0.5s and win the 100m backstroke gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 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
  • 1969-05-01 Reprise Records releases "Clouds", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 2nd studio album
  • 1969-05-14 Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada

Music History

1969-05-26 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their 2nd bed-in for peace at Hotel La Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, 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
  • 1970-03-02 Reprise Records releases "Ladies of the Canyon", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 3rd studio album

Music History

1970-06-27 Festival Express opens in Toronto, Canada - The Grateful Dead, The Band, Janis Joplin, Flying Burrito Bros, Buddy Guy, Great Speckled Bird, and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends cross Canada together by train, for 5 shows in 3 cities

  • 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
  • 1971-06-22 Reprise Records releases "Blue", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 4th studio album [1] [2]

Black Tot Day

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

  • 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
  • 1972-08-10 The Great Fireball, a rare daylight meteor seen from Utah, US to Alberta, Canada, passes 35 miles from Earth's surface
  • 1972-09-28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series
  • 1972-10-02 Montreal Expos' pitcher Bill Stoneman no-hits the New York Mets, 7 - 0 at Parc Jarry; first MLB no-hitter ever pitched in Canada
  • 1972-11-27 Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
  • 1973-04-20 Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit
  • 1973-06-17 Canadian Open Golf (La Canadienne), Montreal Municipal GC: Jocelyne Bourassa of Canada wins inaugural event in a playoff with Sandra Haynie & Judy Rankin
  • 1973-11-14 Canada begins production of Olympic coins
  • 1973-12-12 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)
  • 1974-01-17 Asylum Records releases "Court and Spark", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 6th studio album; features the songs "Help Me" and "Free Man In Paris", it becomes her biggest seller
  • 1974-02-09 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
  • 1974-05-08 Canadian government of Pierre Trudeau falls

Album Release

1974-05-24 RCA releases "Diamond Dogs", David Bowie's 8th studio album, recorded in London and the Netherlands, with cover design by artist Guy Peellaert, it peaks in the U.S. charts at No. 5, and goes to No. 1 in the U.K. and Canada

  • 1974-06-30 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Candiac GC: Carole Jo Skala wins by 3 from JoAnn Carner
  • 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
  • 1975-06-29 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St. George's CC: JoAnne Carner wins in a playoff with Carol Mann
  • 1975-08-01 35 countries (33 European nations, Canada, and the U.S.) sign the"Helsinki Final Act" agreement concerning boundary integrity; human rights; and economic co-operation

Music Concert

1975-09-09 Paul McCartney & Wings begin their "Wings Over The World" tour in Southampton, England; 65 concerts in Europe, Australia, Canada, and United States, runs through October of 1976

  • 1976-02-11 John Curry wins Britain's first Olympic gold medal in figure skating at Innsbruck Winter Games; finishes men's singles ahead of Soviet skater Vladimir Kovalyov and Canadian Toller Cranston
  • 1976-04-30 Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Golf Major

1976-06-13 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Cedar Brae CC: Donna Caponi wins in a playoff with Judy Rankin

  • 1976-06-23 CN Tower, world's tallest free-standing structure (555 m/1,815.3 ft), built by Canadian National Railway, opens in downtown Toronto, Ontario (surpassed in 2007)
  • 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.

Music History

1977-02-27 Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession in Canada

  • 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
  • 1977-07-03 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Lachute GC: Judy Rankin wins by 3 strokes from Pat Meyers and Sandra Palmer
  • 1977-10-17 Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament
  • 1977-12-13 Asylum Records releases "Don Juan's Reckless Daughter", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 9th studio album;
  • 1978-03-09 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk & Karponosov
  • 1978-06-04 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Lachute GC: JoAnne Carner wins by 8 strokes from Hollis Stacy
  • 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

Sports History

1978-10-08 American Mario Andretti in a Lotus finishes 10th in the season ending Canadian Grand Prix at Île Notre-Dame Circuit, but wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 13 points from Ronnie Peterson

  • 1978-12-10 Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians

Music 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

Historic Event

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

  • 1979-06-13 Asylum Records releases "Mingus", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 10th studio album
  • 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

Golf Tournament

1979-07-29 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St. George's CC: Amy Alcott wins by 3 from Nancy Lopez for her first major title

  • 1979-09-05 Canada puts its first gold bullion coin on sale

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,588

  • 1909-05-09 Don Messer, Canadian folk fiddler, and television host (Jubilee, 1959-73), born in Tweedside, New Brunswick (d. 1973)
  • 1909-05-28 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Lynden, Ontario, Canada (d. 2005)
  • 1909-06-17 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1909-08-25 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames; 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • 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)
  • 1910-06-21 Charles Jones, composer, born in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1910-09-15 George D. Kilpatrick, Canadian-British bible scholar
  • 1910-10-13 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1910-10-27 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), born in Manitoba (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 (d. 1983)
  • 1911-01-14 George Amadee Tremblay, Canadian pianist & composer, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1911-03-03 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1911-04-13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in Nouvelle, Quebec, Canada (d. 1994)
  • 1911-05-11 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • 1911-07-18 Hume Cronyn, Canadian stage and screen Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor (Lifeboat; Cocoon; To Dance with the White Dog), and screenwriter, born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)

Marshall McLuhan

1911-07-21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer and 'prophet of the digital age' (the medium is the message), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

  • 1911-09-18 Syd Howe, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1936, 37, 43 Detroit Red Wings), born in Ottawa, Ontario (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)
  • 1912-03-19 Lavere "Buster" Harding, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Count Basie; Dizzy Gillespie; Billie Holiday), born in North Buxton, Ontario (d. 1965)
  • 1912-03-22 Agnes Martin, Canadian-American abstract painter, born in Macklin, Saskatchewan (d. 2004)
  • 1912-03-27 Reuel Lahmer, Canadian-American organist and composer ("It Is Good To Give Thanks"), born in Maple, Ontario
  • 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 Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1935 Montreal Maroons; 1944, 46 Montreal Canadiens) and coach (Stanley Cup 1956-60, 1965-66, 68 Montreal Canadiens), 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)
  • 1913-04-24 Violet Archer [Balestreri], Canadian percussionist, composer, teacher, and organist, and percussionist, born in Montréal Quebec (d. 2000)
  • 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)

Elizabeth Smart

1913-12-27 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1986)

  • 1913-12-28 Lou Jacobi, Canadian comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba), born in Toronto, 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)
  • 1914-05-15 Walter "Turk" Broda, Canadian ice hockey goaltender, 5x Stanley Cup, 2x Vezina Trophy (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1935-51), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 1972)
  • 1914-05-19 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1914-05-27 Hugh Le Caine, Canadian physicist and composer, born in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Ontario (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, with Jerry Siegel, 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)
  • 1914-12-10 (Jevon) "Jeff" Nicklin, Canadian CFL football player,1934-40 (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), and Army paratrooper office, born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 1945)
  • 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)
  • 1915-03-14 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 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)

Saul Bellow

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

  • 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)
  • 1915-10-13 Jack Fallon, Canadian-British jazz double and electric bass player, fiddler (The Beatles -"Don't Pass Me By"), and concert promoter, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 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)
  • 1916-04-03 Ken Kersey, Canadian jazz pianist, and composer ("Boogie Woogie Cocktail"), born in Harrow, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 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)
  • 1916-06-18 Roman Toi, Estonian-Canadian composer, choral conductor and organist, born in Kõo Parish, Viljandi, Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 2018)
  • 1916-06-20 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, 21st Premier of Quebec (1968-70), born in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada (d. 1973)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,045

Elizabeth Smart

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

  • 1986-03-04 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock vocalist and pianist (The Band - "The Shape I'm In"; "Tears Of Rage"), commits suicide at 42
  • 1986-04-01 Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer (National Ballet of Canada), dies at 57
  • 1986-05-20 Bernard Naylor, English-Canadian organist, conductor, and 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
  • 1986-11-01 Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (Anerca), dies at 57
  • 1987-01-05 Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
  • 1987-01-05 Margaret Laurence, Canadian author (The Stone Angel), dies at 60
  • 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
  • 1987-03-15 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, dies at 89
  • 1987-05-31 Dorothy Patrick, Canadian-American actress (Torch Song, New Orleans, High Wall), dies at 65
  • 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 Hockey Hall of Fame coach and general manager (Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1988-02-16 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler, dies at 71
  • 1988-03-20 Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Miles Davis; Absolute Beginners, Out of the Cool), dies at 75
  • 1988-06-19 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biologist (b. 1922)
  • 1988-08-08 Félix Leclerc, French Canadian singer and composer (Moi, mes souliers), dies at 74
  • 1988-11-09 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), 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 (8 PGA Tour titles; Masters 1969 runner-up), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 1989-06-15 Maurice Bellemare, Canadian politician (b. 1912)
  • 1989-06-22 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician, dies at 72
  • 1989-11-13 Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)

Bronko Nagurski

1990-01-07 Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback (Chicago Bears), dies at 81

  • 1990-01-12 Laurence J. Peter, Canadian author (Peter Principle), dies of a stroke at 70
  • 1990-02-04 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler, dies at 74
  • 1990-02-17 Hap Day, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1932 [captain], 42, 45, 47, 48, 1949 [coach], 1951 [assistant manager]; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 88
  • 1990-03-22 Gerald Bull, Canadian long range artillery designer and engineer, dies at 62
  • 1990-04-11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1972-90), and football team (Hamilton Tiger Cats, 1978-88) owner, dies at 86
  • 1990-06-12 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), dies at 59
  • 1990-07-31 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 87
  • 1990-08-25 Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
  • 1990-10-30 Craig Russell, Canadian female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42
  • 1990-10-31 Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
  • 1990-11-21 Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • 1990-12-07 Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian painter, dies at 86
  • 1991-01-19 Marcel Chaput, French Canadian politician, dies at 72
  • 1991-01-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat, dies at 85
  • 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 (26th Premier of New Brunswick), dies at 60
  • 1991-08-06 Roland Michener, 20th Governor General of Canada (1967-74), dies at 91
  • 1991-08-22 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress (The Blue and the Grey - "Maggie"; Anne of Green Gables), dies of cervical cancer at 67
  • 1991-09-06 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 1991-09-13 Paul Thompson, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (Stanley Cup 1928 [NY Rangers], 1934, 38 Chicago Black Hawks), dies at 84
  • 1991-11-12 Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop (Montreal), dies at 87
  • 1991-12-17 Armand Frappier, French Canadian physician and microbiologist, dies at 87
  • 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
  • 1992-02-20 A. J. Casson, Canadian painter (member of Group of Seven), dies at 93
  • 1992-02-27 S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American academic, politician (U.S. Senator from California, 1977–83) and writer (Language in Action), dies of a stroke at 85
  • 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 rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), dies of cancer at 39
  • 1992-05-08 Brian Moore, Northern Irish-Canadian writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59
  • 1992-07-24 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • 1992-07-30 Joe Shuster, Canadian-American cartoonist (co-creator, with Jerry Siegel, of "Superman"), dies of congestive heart failure at 78
  • 1992-08-15 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies at 48
  • 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-Canadian painter, dies at 94
  • 1993-01-26 Jeanne Sauvé, 23rd Governor-General of Canada (1984-90), dies at 70
  • 1993-02-05 Marcel Léger, Canadian politician, dies at 62
  • 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 George Frederick Ives, British-Canadian army veteran & last survivor of the Boer War, dies at 111
  • 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)
  • 1993-10-30 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian Archbishop of Montreal, dies at 82
  • 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
  • 1994-06-21 Mark Isfeld, Canadian soldier and combat Engineer, dies from a landmine at 31
  • 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
  • 1994-10-27 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1994-11-20 John Lucarotti, British Canadian scriptwriter (Doctor Who), dies at 68
  • 1994-12-07 J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1939)
  • 1994-12-09 Alex Wilson, Canadian athlete (Olympic silver 800m, 2 x bronze 400m, 4x400m relay 1932), dies at 87
  • 1994-12-10 Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
  • 1995-01-19 Gene MacLellan, Canadian singer-songwriter ("Snowbird"; "Put Your Hand in the Hand"), takes his own life at 56
  • 1995-01-28 George Woodcock, Canadian writer of political biography and history (Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements), dies at 82