Canadian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 608

  • 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 its with a new portrait 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
  • 1996-03-31 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
Singer-Songwriter
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
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  • 2001-12-06 The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 2002-01-21 The Canadian Dollar sets all-time low against the US Dollar (US$0.6179).

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2002-02-24 Joe Sakic and Jerome Iginla each score twice as Canada defeats the United States, 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic gold medal at Salt Lake City

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 2002-03-04 Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.
  • 2002-04-17 Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War
  • 2002-05-11 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa and Apeldoorn (May 2), 2000, symbolically linking both the Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.

Music releaseAlbum Release

2002-06-04 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne releases debut album, "Let Go"

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne

Film release premierFilm Release

2003-05-30 "Finding Nemo", directed by Andrew Stanton and starring Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres is released in the US and Canada

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 2003-08-14 Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
  • 2003-08-25 The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).
  • 2003-12-07 The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2003-12-12 Paul Martin becomes Prime Minister of Canada after resignation of Jean Chretien

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin
20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • 2004-01-21 Canada: The residence of reporter Juliet O'Neill is searched by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigating leaks concerning the deportation of Maher Arar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004-03-20 Stephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party's first leader.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 2005-02-01 Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage.
  • 2005-03-03 Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. Deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 North-West Rebellion.
  • 2005-05-08 The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day.
  • 2005-07-20 Canada becomes the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the bill C-38 receives its Royal Assent
  • 2005-08-04 Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th and first black Governor General
  • 2005-11-01 First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.
  • 2005-11-24 Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.
  • 2005-12-21 Joe Sakic is named captain of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team
  • 2006-04-08 Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
  • 2006-04-22 Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilometers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants, the worst single day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War
  • 2006-10-24 Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act
  • 2006-11-27 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.
  • 2007-01-22 The jury portion of the trial against Robert Pickton, accused of being Canada's worst serial killer, opens in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 2008-06-11 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official historic apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children were isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2009-06-24 Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics (they would win the gold medal)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2009-07-23 The Bank of Canada announces the end of the recession even though it remains nascent and still dependent on government stimulus money
  • 2009-11-30 Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation
  • 2010-02-12 XXI Winter Olympic Games open in Vancouver, Canada

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2010-02-14 Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • 2010-02-28 XXI Winter Olympic Games close in Vancouver, Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-05-01 Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-06-03 Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean

Music releaseMusic Single

2011-09-20 "Call Me Maybe", single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-02-06 Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-03-26 Canadian filmmaker James Cameron becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 2012-05-30 A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre
  • 2012-06-21 Moody's downgrades 15 major banks in the UK, US, Canada and Europe
  • 2012-08-26 A Legionella outbreak in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 and infects 104
  • 2012-09-07 Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada
  • 2013-02-08 A massive blizzard begins in the US and Canada that resulted in 15 deaths, 5,300 cancelled flights, and loss of power for 900,000 people
  • 2013-03-15 Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • 2013-04-07 Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2013-04-14 Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-05-13 Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth

Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Astronaut
Chris Hadfield
  • 2013-07-22 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)
  • 2013-09-10 Three people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Arctic Ocean
  • 2013-09-17 6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-10-21 The Parliament of Canada confers Honorary Canadian citizenship on women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2014-08-26 Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 2015-03-06 US State Department charges 2 Vietnamese and a Canadian citizen with cyberfraud, for stealing 1 billion email addresses for spam
  • 2015-05-17 Canada defeats Russia to win gold at the 2015 IIHF World Championship
  • 2015-06-28 David Sweat shot and captured near Canadian border. 2nd prisoner to escape maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility June 6
  • 2015-10-02 Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi are arrested in Vermont after leaving Canada
  • 2015-10-06 Nobel prize for Physics awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos
  • 2015-10-19 Canadian federal elections: Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party win a majority with 184 seats
  • 2015-11-04 Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and women

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,181

  • 1918-06-10 Herbert "Barry" Morse, British-Canadian actor (The Fugitive, Space: 1999, Winds of War), born in Shoreditch, London (d. 2008)
  • 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 István Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian classical and electronic music composer (La Tourangelle; Winthrop), educator (McGill; Queens (Ontario) Universities), and writer (Alternative Voices), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012) [1]
  • 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)
  • 1919-06-29 Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American theaterical director (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1919-09-16 Laurence J. Peter, Canadian author (Peter Principle), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1990)
  • 1919-10-12 Gilles Beaudoin, Canadian politician (Mayor of Trois-Rivières), born in Trois-Rivières, Canada (d. 2007)

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)
  • 1919-11-16 Udo Kasemets, Estonian-born Canadian composer, born in Talinn, Estonia (d. 2014)
  • 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)
  • 1921-01-09 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)
  • 1921-04-20 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)
  • 1921-06-12 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 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)
  • 1921-11-09 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)
  • 1922-04-07 Kenneth Peacock, Canadian pianist, ethnomusicologist and composer (Rituals of Earth, Fire and Darkness), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 1922-06-02 Carmen Silvera, Canadian-born British actress ('Allo 'Allo!), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • 1922-06-09 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist - Radio and TV animator (d. 1988)
  • 1922-06-11 Erving Goffman, American sociologist (presentation of self in everyday life), born in Mannville, Alberta, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1922-06-17 Kelsey Jones, Canadian composer, born in South Norwalk, Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 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)
  • 1922-08-23 Pierre Gauvreau, Canadian painter, television writer and producer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • 1922-08-24 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec, born in Campbellton, Canada (d. 1987)
  • 1922-09-01 Yvonne De Carlo [Middleton], Canadian-American actress (10 Commandments; The Munsters-Lily), 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)
  • 1923-06-08 Jean Maxwell-Scott, Lady-in-Waiting (Princess Alice Duchess Gloucester), born in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1923-07-10 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1923-09-18 Bertha Wilson, Canadian lawyer and the 1st woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 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)
  • 1923-12-04 Eagle Keys, American Canadian Football Hall of Fame linebacker and coach (Grey Cup champion 1949, 54-56, 66; Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan R'riders), born in Tompkinsville, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1924-01-10 Ludmilla Chiraeff, Latvian-born Canadian ballet dancer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1996)
  • 1924-02-10 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 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 journalist 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)
  • 1924-06-21 Wally Fawkes, British-Canadian cartoonist and jazz clarinetist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1924-07-05 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator, born in Holzminden, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1924-07-20 Mort Garson, Canadian-American composer ("Our Day Will Come") and Moog synthesizer pioneer, born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2008)
  • 1924-07-29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1924-09-08 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 1924-09-16 Paddy Stone, Canadian choreographer (Piccadilly Palace), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1924-10-05 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (What's My Line?, United Kingdom), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2007)
  • 1924-10-18 Hugh Allan "Buddy" MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • 1924-11-02 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • 1924-11-04 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947, 48, 49, 51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1924-12-02 John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2012)
  • 1924-12-20 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician & broadcaster, born in Chatham-Kent, Canada (d. 1980)
  • 1925-01-14 Louis Quilico, Canadian opera singer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • 1925-03-26 Ben Mondor, Canadian baseball executive (International League Executive of the Year 1978, 99), born in St-Ignace-du-Lac, Maskinongé, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1925-03-31 Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1925-04-04 Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge, born in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada (d. 1979)
  • 1925-04-11 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and founder of Quebecor, born in Montreal (d. 1997)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 785

  • 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 rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe in Magic?"), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 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, Mary Hartman - "Charlie"; Misery; 7th Heaven), 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 [Antonio Barichievich], Croatian-Canadian strongman and eccentric, 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
  • 2003-11-15 Ray Lewis, Canadian 4X400 relayer (Olympic bronze 1932), dies at 93
  • 2003-12-02 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), dies at 80
  • 2003-12-15 Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1947)
  • 2004-02-09 Claude Ryan, Canadian newspaper director and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2004-02-21 Guido Molinari, Canadian painter, dies at 70
  • 2004-02-23 Carl Liscombe, Canadian hockey player (b. 1915)
  • 2004-02-25 Donald Hings, Canadian inventor (b. 1907)
  • 2004-03-18 Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (McCain Foods Limited), dies of kidney failure at 76
  • 2004-03-19 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (b. 1911)
  • 2004-03-20 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian military officer and politician, dies at 86
  • 2004-04-14 Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
  • 2004-04-15 Ray Condo, Canadian musician, dies at 53
  • 2004-04-29 Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • 2004-05-07 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian singer (The Crew Cuts), dies at 73
  • 2004-05-24 Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (b. 1913)
  • 2004-06-17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 78
  • 2004-07-09 Chuck Cadman, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 2004-07-12 Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1918)
  • 2004-07-22 George Kidd, Canadian diplomat (b. 1917)
  • 2004-07-30 Andre Noble, Canadian actor (b. 1979)
  • 2004-08-08 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), dies at 96
  • 2004-08-22 Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director, dies at 83
  • 2004-09-04 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), dies from congestive heart failure at 75
  • 2004-09-15 Walter Stewart, Canadian writer and journalist, dies at 73
  • 2004-09-18 Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
  • 2004-09-23 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, dies at 86
  • 2004-11-15 John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
  • 2004-11-20 David Grierson, Canadian radio host (b. 1955)
  • 2004-12-16 Agnes Martin, Canadian American abstract painter dies aged 92
  • 2005-01-04 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • 2005-01-10 Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (b. 1909)
  • 2005-01-13 Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  • 2005-01-15 Dan Lee, Canadian animator (b. 1969)
  • 2005-01-30 Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  • 2005-02-01 John Vernon [Adolphus Agopsowicz], Canadian actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry), dies at 72
  • 2005-02-07 Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)
  • 2005-03-12 Bill Cameron, Canadian journalist (b. 1943)
  • 2005-03-27 Wilfred Bigelow, Canadian heart surgeon (b. 1913)
  • 2005-04-01 Alexander Brott, Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), dies at 90
  • 2005-04-04 Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1924)

Person of interestSaul Bellow

2005-04-05 Saul Bellow, Canadian-American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), dies at 89

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow
  • 2005-04-08 Onna White, Canadian choreographer (b. 1924)
  • 2005-04-22 Robert Farnon, Canadian composer & conductor, dies at 87
  • 2005-06-12 Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2005-06-14 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter, dies at 80
  • 2005-07-06 Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
  • 2005-07-09 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • 2005-07-20 James Doohan, Canadian actor (Star Trek), dies from Pulmonary fibrosis at 85
  • 2005-07-26 Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)

Person of interestPeter Jennings

2005-08-07 Peter Jennings, Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies of lung cancer at 67

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 2005-08-23 Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
  • 2005-08-26 Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)
  • 2005-08-26 Ed White, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • 2005-09-07 Hope Garber, Canadian actress, dies at 81
  • 2005-09-16 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, dies at 83