Canadian History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 568

  • 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 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1979-05-22 Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau

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


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

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 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 Canadain 1921 50 cent piece 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
  • 1988-09-22 Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin
  • 1988-09-24 Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100m in 9.79 sec
  • 1988-09-26 Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test
  • 1988-11-25 Widespread earthquake hits North East US, Canada, no damage reported
  • 1988-12-30 Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
  • 1989-06-12 Canadian Olympian Ben Johnson admits using steroids
  • 1989-06-13 Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game (most by a Canadian)
  • 1989-06-26 Canada updates coins with a new potrait of the Queen
  • 1989-12-06 Worst Canadian mass murder: Marc Lepine kills 14 women at U Montreal
  • 1990-07-11 Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-09-30 The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 1991-06-15 Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois
  • 1991-07-23 James Farentino of "Dynasty" arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
  • 1991-11-01 Last of Kuwait oil well fires extinguished by Canadian well control team "SafetyBOSS"
  • 1992-02-03 Labor strike at Royal Canadian Mint ends
  • 1992-08-12 Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • 1992-10-26 The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-06-25 Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)

19th Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Kim Campbell
  • 1993-10-25 Canada Liberal Party and Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1993-11-04 Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • 1994-08-18 15th Commonwealth Games open in Victoria, Canada
  • 1995-01-01 Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
  • 1995-03-12 World Men's Figure Skating Champions in Birmingham won by Elvis Stojko of Canada
  • 1995-10-30 Québec votes in a referendum to remain part of Canada
  • 1995-11-05 André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM's wife locks the door.
  • 1995-12-12 CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31
  • 1996-03-16 Montreal Canadien's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)
  • 1996-03-31 Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast
  • 1996-05-05 Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-05-09 Geddy Lee is made an Officer of the Order of Canada

Singer-Songwriter Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee
  • 1996-09-16 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
  • 1996-11-19 Lieutenant General Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire
  • 1997-09-02 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM and in Toronto Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM
  • 1998-01-04 A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
  • 1998-02-17 USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal
  • 1998-08-20 The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
  • 1999-04-01 Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
  • 2000-05-02 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.
  • 2001-08-03 8th Athletics World Championships open at Edmonton, Canada

Battle of Interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2001-09-14 Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.
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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
  • 2001-12-06 The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,923

  • 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)
  • 1916-06-04 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes), born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • 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)
  • 1917-01-12 Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach, born in Selkirk, Canada (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)
  • 1917-07-25 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)

Person of interestAlfred J. Gross

1918-02-22 Alfred J. Gross, American inventor (invented the walkie-talkie), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)

Inventor Alfred J. Gross
Alfred J. Gross
  • 1918-03-05 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • 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)
  • 1918-05-15 Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2009)
  • 1918-06-10 Herbert "Barry" Morse, British-Canadian actor (The Fugitive, Space: 1999, Winds of War), born in Shoreditch, London (d. 2009)
  • 1918-08-05 Betty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (d. 2004)
  • 1918-08-21 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2004)
  • 1918-10-14 Marcel Chaput, French Canadian politician, born in Hull, Quebec (d. 1991)
  • 1918-10-31 Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American parapsychologist and reincarnation expert, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1919-04-12 Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1919-04-17 Gilles Lamontagne, Canadian politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (1984-90), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1919-04-23 Tālivaldis Ķeniņš, Canadian composer, born in Liepāja, Latvia (d. 2008)
  • 1919-05-14 Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1919-06-21 Gérard Pelletier, French-Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat, born in Victoriaville, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1919-09-16 Laurence J. Peter, Canadian author (Peter Princible), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1990)

Person of interestPierre Trudeau

1919-10-18 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 1919-10-18 Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
  • 1919-12-25 Paul David, French Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
  • 1920-02-07 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1920-02-23 Paul Gérin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician
  • 1920-02-25 Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)
  • 1920-03-01 Max Bentley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1946; Chicago Blackhawks), born in Delisle, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)
  • 1920-03-03 James Doohan, Canadian actor (Star Trek), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2005)
  • 1920-05-30 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), born in Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1920-06-16 Raymond U. Lemieux, Canadian scientist (d. 2002)

Person of interestPierre Berton

1920-07-12 Pierre Berton, Canadian author (War of 1812), born in Whitehorse, Yukon (d. 2004)

  • 1920-08-03 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect, born in Kärdla, Estonia (d. 2013)
  • 1920-11-02 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress (Gone with the Wind, Whistling in the Dark), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2012)
  • 1920-11-26 Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director, born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1920-12-17 Kenneth E. Iverson, Canadian computer scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1921-01-02 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1944, 46: NHL All Star 1949, 50; Montreal Canadiens), born in Holland, Manitoba (d. 2007)
  • 1921-01-09 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright, born in Mumbai, India (d. 2006)
  • 1921-03-10 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), born in Galicia, Poland (d. 1992)
  • 1921-03-15 Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (President Toronto Maple Leafs 1961–69, 1970-71), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1971)
  • 1921-04-01 Ken Reardon, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman and executive (Stanley Cup 1946; NHL All-Star 1946-50; Montreal Canadiens), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2008)
  • 1921-04-20 Janine Sutto, French-Canadian actress and comedian (Guide de la petite vengeance), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1921-05-12 Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist, born in Belleville, Ontario, (d. 2014)
  • 1921-06-08 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), born in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1921-06-25 Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer, founder of National Ballet of Canada, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1921-07-12 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada (d. 2015)
  • 1921-07-27 Émile Genest, French-Canadian actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Les Plouffe), born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1921-08-25 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), born in Winnipeg Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1921-08-25 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1999)
  • 1921-09-15 Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (Casper the Ghost), born in Vancouver (d. 2001)
  • 1921-10-20 Pierre Laporte, Canadian journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)
  • 1921-11-02 Bill Mosienko, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (fastest hat trick in NHL history, 21 seconds 1952; 5-time All Star), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1994)
  • 1921-11-09 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • 1921-12-04 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2013)
  • 1922-03-20 Jack Kruschen, Canadian character actor (The Apartment, Busting Loose), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2002)
  • 1922-03-24 Onna White, Canadian choreographer (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-05 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, born in Lodz, Poland (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-26 Jeanne Sauvé, 23rd Governor-General of Canada (1984-90), born in Prud'homme, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1922-05-02 A. M. Rosenthal, American journalist and newspaper editor (NY Times), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1922-06-09 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist - Radio and TV animator (d. 1988)
  • 1922-06-23 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
  • 1922-07-13 Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1922-07-24 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer, born in Louiseville, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1922-08-01 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter), born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1922-08-24 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec, born in Campbellton, Canada (d. 1987)
  • 1922-09-01 Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian actress (10 Commandments, Lily-Munsters), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2007)
  • 1922-09-07 Lucien Jarraud, Canadian radio host, born in Paris (d. 2007)
  • 1922-10-17 Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1922-11-13 Madeleine Sherwood, Canadian actress (Mother Superior - Flying Nun), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1923-01-07 Hugh Kenner, Canadian literary critic (d. 2003)
  • 1923-02-04 Conrad Bain, Canadian actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (d. 2013)
  • 1923-03-19 Henry Morgentaler, Canadian gynecologist
  • 1923-03-30 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (d. 1986)
  • 1923-06-07 Jules Deschênes, Canadian Quebec Superior Court judge, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • 1923-07-10 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1923-11-01 Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American sci-fi author (Genetic General), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2001)
  • 1923-11-13 Arthur Hiller, Canadian director (Love Story), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2016)
  • 1924-04-08 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • 1924-04-29 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1924-05-14 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, born in Eastchurch, Kent (d. 2014)
  • 1924-06-02 June Callwood, Canadian jounalist and activist (d. 2007)
  • 1924-06-08 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1924-06-13 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 745

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, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
  • 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, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
  • 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 Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
  • 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 record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • 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)

Person of interestPierre Trudeau

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)
  • 2001-09-11 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive, dies at 53
  • 2001-09-18 Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian children's entertainer (Mr. Dressup), dies at 73
  • 2001-10-01 Guy Beaulne, French-Canadian actor and theatre director (b. 1921)
  • 2001-10-07 Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (b. 1913)
  • 2001-11-09 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator, dies at 77
  • 2002-01-13 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), dies at 85
  • 2002-01-22 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), dies at 77
  • 2002-01-24 Peter Gzowski, Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter (b. 1934)
  • 2002-01-29 Harold Russell, Canadian actor (Best Years of Our Life, Dogtown), dies from a heart attack at 88
  • 2002-03-06 Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1969)
  • 2002-04-02 Jack Kruschen, Canadian character actor (The Apartment, Busting Loose), dies at 80
  • 2002-05-11 Renaude Lapointe, French-Canadian journalist & senator, dies at 90
  • 2002-06-25 Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2002-07-10 Jean-Pierre Côté, French Canadian politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)
  • 2002-09-28 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 95
  • 2002-10-05 Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • 2002-10-08 Jacques Richard, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1952)
  • 2002-12-13 Zal Yanovsky, Canadian musician (The Lovin' Spoonful) (b. 1945)
  • 2002-12-18 Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1934)
  • 2003-01-20 Bill Werbeniuk, Canadian snooker player (b. 1947)
  • 2003-01-21 Paul Haines, American-born Canadian poet (b. 1933)
  • 2003-02-04 Charlie Biddle, Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
  • 2003-03-14 Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (b. 1945)
  • 2003-03-19 Émile Genest, French-Canadian actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Les Plouffe), dies at 81
  • 2003-04-06 Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter, Canadian religious figure (b. 1912)
  • 2003-04-15 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress, dies at 61
  • 2003-04-16 Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (Mary Hartman, Misery), dies of multiple myeloma at 72
  • 2003-04-26 Rosemary Brown, Canadian politician, dies at 85
  • 2003-05-17 Frank "Pop" Ivy, American and Canadian football coach (b. 1916)
  • 2003-05-18 Barb Tarbox, Canadian anti-smoking crusader, dies at 42
  • 2003-06-15 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), dies at 91
  • 2003-06-16 Pierre Bourgault, French Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2003-06-21 Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1934)
  • 2003-07-14 François-Albert Angers, French Canadian economist (b. 1909)
  • 2003-07-16 Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist (The Stone Diaries) and short story writer, dies at 68
  • 2003-09-05 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 76
  • 2003-09-07 Great Antonio, Croatian-Canadian strongman, dies at 77
  • 2003-09-08 Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian voice actress (b. 1986)
  • 2003-10-05 Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1978)
  • 2003-10-07 Izzy Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (b. 1932)
  • 2003-10-13 Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003-10-15 Ben Metcalfe, Canadian environmental activist (b. 1919)
  • 2003-10-15 Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003-10-16 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer, dies at 88