Canadian History Timeline (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 820

  • 1994-08-28 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Ottawa Hunt GC: Martha Nause wins by 1 from Michelle Mcgann
  • 1994-10-16 Shreveport Pirates win first Canadian Football League game, 24-12 at home to Sacramento Gold Miners; fold 1995

Album Release

1994-10-25 Reprise Records releases "Turbulent Indigo", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 15th studio album; wins Grammy Award for Best Pop Album

  • 1994-11-27 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: BC Lions beat Baltimore FC, 26-23; first-ever championship in pro football history featuring a US v Canada matchup; Lions win on last second Lui Passaglia field-goal
  • 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
  • 1995-05-28 Indianapolis 500: Canadian driver Jacques Villeneuve wins as race leader Scott Goodyear is controversially black flagged on lap 195
  • 1995-08-27 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Jenny Lidback wins by 1 stroke from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden
  • 1995-10-30 Québec votes in a referendum to remain part of Canada

Assassination Attempt

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

Music History

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

Golf Major

1996-08-04 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Edmonton CC: Laura Davies wins by 2 from Karrie Webb and Nancy Lopez

  • 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
  • 1997-03-01 Canadian Elvis Stojko hits the first quad-triple combination jump in the history of figure-skating competition to win the Championship Series final in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1997-03-20 World Mens Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Elvis Stojko of Canada
  • 1997-06-01 After a huge 7-month buildup, Donovan Bailey of Canada beats American superstar Michael Johnson in 150m race in Toronto; disappointingly, Johnson pulls up at 110m mark with quadriceps injury
  • 1997-08-03 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Glen Abbey GC: Colleen Walker wins by 2 shots from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden
  • 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
  • 1997-09-07 US Open Men's Tennis: Patrick Rafter of Australia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Canadian Greg Rusedski 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Sports History

1997-10-26 Jacques Villeneuve finishes 3rd in European Grand Prix at Jerez, Spain; first Canadian to win F1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 39 points from Michael Schumacher

Sports History

1997-11-11 Canadian based players win Cy Young Awards for best MLB pitcher; Toronto Blue Jays' Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Award; Pedro Martinez of Montreal Expos takes NL Award

  • 1998-01-04 A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continues through January 10, and causes widespread destruction
  • 1998-02-17 USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal
  • 1998-08-02 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Essex GC: Brandie Burton wins by 1 shot from Annika Sörenstam
  • 1998-08-20 The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
  • 1998-09-29 Reprise Records releases "Taming The Tiger", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 16th studio album
  • 1999-04-01 Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
  • 1999-08-01 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Priddis Greens GC: Australian Karrie Webb wins by 2 from Laura Davies of England

Nobel Prize

1999-10-13 Canadian Robert Mundell is named the winner of the 1999 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

  • 2000-02-08 Reprise Records releases "Both Sides Now", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 17th studio album, a collection of torch songs, including re-worked versions of two of her own, backed by an orchestra
  • 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.
  • 2000-07-04 Canadian jockey Russell Baze scores his 7,000th career victory aboard This Is the Moment at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California
  • 2000-08-13 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Royal Ottawa GC: Meg Mallon wins by 1 from Rosie Jones
  • 2001-08-03 8th Athletics World Championships open at Edmonton, Canada

Sports History

2001-08-06 Two-time champion Marion Jones is disqualified and has her string of 42 consecutive 100m final victories snapped by Zhanna Pintusevich-Block of Ukraine at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada

Golf Tournament

2001-08-19 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Angus Glen GC: Annika Sörenstam wins by 2 from Kelly Robbins

  • 2001-09-01 Jockey Tim Moccasin caps a streak of 14 consecutive victories, a North American record, at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon, Canada aboard Intricate Stitch in the 5th race

9/11 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.

  • 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).
  • 2002-02-21 Canadian world champion women's ice hockey team wins first of 4 consecutive Winter Olympic gold medals with a 3-2 win over the United States at Salt Lake City

Olympic 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

  • 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.

Album Release

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

Boxing Title Fight

2002-06-08 British-Canadian Lennox Lewis retains boxing's WBC Heavyweight title with eighth-round knockout of American Mike Tyson at The Pyramid Arena in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 2002-07-28 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal County Down: Noboru Sugai of Japan wins by 2 shots from John irwin of Canada
  • 2002-08-18 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Summerlea GC: Meg Mallon wins by 3 from Michelle Ellis, Rosie Jones, Catriona Matthew & Michele Redman
  • 2002-11-19 Nonesuch Records releases "Travelogue", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 18th studio album, a collection of re-worked versions her own songs, backed by an orchestra
  • 2003-04-13 67th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Mike Weir wins his only major title in a 1-hole playoff over Len Mattiace; only Canadian to win a major and first left-handed Masters champion

Film Premiere

2003-05-30 Animated fish tale "Finding Nemo", directed by Andrew Stanton, and starring Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres premieres in US and Canada

  • 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.
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 2004-07-11 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Legends on the Niagara GC: Meg Mallon wins by 4 strokes from Beth Daniel
  • 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

Live 8 Concert

2005-07-02 Live 8 concert at Park Place in Barrie, Ontario, Canada; performers include Neil Young, Bryan Adams; The Tragically Hip; Motley Crue; Gordon Lightfoot; Deep Purple, and Bruce Cockburn

  • 2005-07-17 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Glen Arbour GC: South Korean Meena Lee wins by 1 from Australian Katherine Hull
  • 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
  • 2006-03-26 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Canadian Stephen Ames shoots a final round 67 to complete biggest win of his career by 6 strokes from Retief Goosen of South Africa
  • 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
  • 2006-08-13 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Christie Kerr wins by 1 shot from Angela Stanford
  • 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.
  • 2006-12-01 Canadian jockey Russell Baze becomes North American horse racing's all-time win leader when Butterfly Belle wins 4th race at Bay Meadows, San Mateo, California; 9,531 victories passes record of Laffit Pincay Jr
  • 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.
  • 2007-08-19 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: Mexican Lorena Ochoa wins by 3 from Paula Creamer
  • 2007-09-25 Hear Music/Universal Records releases "Shine", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 19th studio album
  • 2008-02-01 Canadian jockey Russell Baze rides his 10,000th career winner aboard Two Step Cat in 3rd race at Golden Gate Fields, Albany, CA; prevails in a 3-horse photo finish
  • 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
  • 2008-07-12 Canadian harness racer John Campbell wins his 10,000th race as a driver by guiding 'Share the Delight' to victory in the 6th race at Meadowlands Racetrack
  • 2008-08-17 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Ottawa Hunt GC: Australian Katherine Hull wins by 1 from Se Ri Pak

Appointment 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)

  • 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
  • 2009-09-06 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Priddis Greens GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins by 5 strokes from a group of 5 players
  • 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

Olympic 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

  • 2010-02-28 XXI Winter Olympic Games close in Vancouver, Canada

Music History

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

Sports History

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

  • 2010-08-29 Canadian Open Women's Golf, St. Charles CC: Michelle Wie wins by 3 from Suzann Pettersen, Jiyai Shin, Jee Young Lee & Kristy McPherson

Historic Event

2010-11-26 Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair debate - is religion a force for good in the world, in a Monk Debate, Toronto, Canada

Music Single

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


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,585

  • 1923-03-19 Henry Morgentaler, Canadian gynecologist
  • 1923-03-23 Arnie Weinmeister, Canadian Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1950–53; First-team All-Pro 1950–53; NY Yankees, NY Giants; BC Lions), born in Rhein, Saskatchewan (d. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 1923-07-25 Bill Fitsell, Canadian journalist, writer and historian (International Hockey Hall of Fame curator, historian 1969-2005), born in Barrie, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 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)
  • 1923-12-12 David Leon Kaplan, American-Canadian music professor (University of Saskatchewan, 1960-82), conductor (Saskatoon Symphony, 1962-72), and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1924-01-07 Roloff Beny, Canadian painter and photographer (A Time of Gods), born in Medicine Hat, Alberta (d. 1984)
  • 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)
  • 1924-02-18 Nicolo Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian organized crime figure, born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy (d. 2010)
  • 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)
  • 1924-06-03 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress (The Blue and the Grey - "Maggie"; Anne of Green Gables), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1991)
  • 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)
  • 1924-07-11 Brett Somers [Audrey Johnston], Canadian-American actress (The Odd Couple - "Blanche Madison"), and TV personality (Match Game), born in Miramichi, New Brunswick (d. 2007)
  • 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)
  • 1924-12-02 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)
  • 1925-02-18 Marcel Barbeau, Canadian abstract artist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 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)
  • 1925-05-15 Emmanuel Ghent, Canadian American electronic music composer (Phosphones), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2003)
  • 1925-05-19 Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1925-08-02 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1925-08-11 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1953, 56-58; Montreal Canadiens), born in Chapleau, Ontario (d. 2006)

Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson (1925-2007)

1925-08-15 Canadian jazz pianist and composer (Downbeat Magazine's Pianist of the Year, 1950-62), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • 1925-08-18 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (d. 2006)
  • 1925-08-19 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)
  • 1925-09-07 Allan Blakeney, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Saskatchewan), born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia (d. 2011)
  • 1925-09-11 Harry Somers, Canadian composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • 1925-09-13 Gabriel Charpentier, Canadian composer, born in Richmond, Canada
  • 1925-09-15 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • 1925-10-10 Great Antonio [Antonio Barichievich], Croatian-Canadian strongman and eccentric, born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (d. 2003)
  • 1925-10-12 Denis Lazure, Canadian physician and politician, born in Napierville, Quebec (d. 2008)
  • 1925-10-21 Louis J. Robichaud, Canadian premier of New Brunswick (d. 2005)
  • 1925-12-04 Albert Bandura, Canadian-American psychologist, born in Alberta, Canada
  • 1926-01-01 Richard Verreau, French-Canadian operatic tenor, born in Château-Richer, Québec (d. 2005)
  • 1926-01-09 Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • 1926-02-11 Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (Spy Hard, Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun), born in Regina, Saskatchewan (d. 2010)
  • 1926-02-27 David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • 1926-03-14 François Morel, Canadian pianist, conductor, and composer (Antiphonie; Me duele España), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2018)
  • 1926-04-11 Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1926-04-17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1926-04-27 Ernest McCulloch, Canadian stem cell research pioneer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • 1926-05-02 Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian politician, born in Port-Daniel–Gascons, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1926-05-15 [Jean-Josephat] Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist and composer (Implosion Symphony), born in Saint-Georges, Quebec (d. 2006)
  • 1926-05-26 Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian sci-fi novelist (Sunburst), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • 1926-07-18 Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (The Stone Angel), born in Neepawa, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1926-07-21 Norman Jewison, Canadian director (Moonstruck, ...and Justice For All), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1926-08-20 Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1926-09-04 Bert Olmstead, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup, Montreal Canadiens 1953, 56, 57, 58; Toronto Maple Leafs 1962), born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1926-09-13 Emile Francis, Canadian Hockey HOF coach (NY Rangers 1965-75; St. Louis Blues) and executive (GM: NY Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers), born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1926-10-13 Walter "Killer" Kowalski, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Windsor, Canada (d. 2008)
  • 1926-10-29 Jon Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor (Covent Garden, 1957-87; New York Metropolitan Opera, 1960-87), born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1926-11-11 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1998)
  • 1926-11-18 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • 1926-12-23 Raymond Daveluy, Canadian organist (St. Joseph's Montreal, 1960-2002), composer and educator, born in Victoriaville, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1927-01-04 Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
  • 1927-01-10 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2003)
  • 1927-02-14 Lois Maxwell [Hooker], Canadian actress (Goldfinger, Dr. No, Miss Moneypenny), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1927-02-21 Pierre Mercure, Canadian composer (Kaléidoscope), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1966)
  • 1927-03-03 William Kurelek, Canadian artist and writer (The Maze, Passion of Christ series), born near Whitford, Alberta (d. 1977)
  • 1927-03-09 John Beckwith, Canadian composer, born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1927-07-09 Red Kelly, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach; politician (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Simcoe, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 1927-08-14 Frank Cvitanovich, Canadian filmmaker, born in Vancouver (d. 1995)
  • 1927-09-27 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1927-10-03 Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit artist, born in Ikirasaqa, Baffin Island, Canada (d. 2013)
  • 1927-11-03 Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (McCain Foods Limited), born in Florenceville, New Brunswick
  • 1927-11-26 Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian children's entertainer (Mr. Dressup), born in Lewiston, Maine (d. 2001)
  • 1927-12-03 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1997)
  • 1927-12-18 Roméo LeBlanc, Canadian politician, 25th Governor General of Canada (1995-99), born in Memramcook, New Brunswick (d. 2009)
  • 1928-01-02 Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
  • 1928-01-03 Frank Ross Anderson, Canadian International Chess Master (1954)
  • 1928-01-08 Gaston Miron, Quebec poet & editor, born in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1928-01-10 Wallace Berry, Canadian-American composer (d. 1991)
  • 1928-01-20 Peter Donat, Canadian-American actor (Flamingo Road, Different Story), born in Kentville, Canada (d. 2018)
  • 1928-01-29 Bengt Hambraeus, Swedish Canadian composer and organist, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • 1928-02-18 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1928-02-26 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress (Lights of My City; Act of the Heart), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1928-03-09 Gerald Bull, Canadian long range artillery designer and engineer, born in North Bay, Ontario (d. 1990)

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,045

  • 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
  • 2001-03-23 David McTaggart, Canadian co-founder of Greenpeace, dies in a car accident at 68
  • 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 jazz saxophonist and flautist (Cool and Hot Sax), dies at 72
  • 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 (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz), dies at 70
  • 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, dies at 97
  • 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
  • 2002-05-06 Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, conductor (Saskatoon Symphony), and teacher (University of Saskatchewan), dies at 96
  • 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)
  • 2002-08-03 Carmen Silvera, Canadian-born British actress ('Allo 'Allo!), dies of lung cancer at 80
  • 2002-09-28 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 95
  • 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)
  • 2002-12-31 Kevin Macmichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 2003-01-20 Bill Werbeniuk, Canadian snooker player (b. 1947)
  • 2003-01-21 Paul Haines, American-born Canadian poet (b. 1933)
  • 2003-02-05 Charlie Biddle, American-Canadian jazz double bassist, and music promoter, dies at 76
  • 2003-02-14 Johnny Longden, Canadian hall of fame jockey and trainer (1943 Triple Crown on Count Fleet), dies of a stroke at 96
  • 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
  • 2003-03-31 Emmanuel Ghent, Canadian-American electronic music composer (Phosphones), dies at 77
  • 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 stage and screen Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor (Lifeboat; Cocoon; To Dance with the White Dog), and screenwriter, dies of prostate cancer 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 actress (Caillou; 15/Love), dies in a car crash at 17
  • 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 (helped found Greenpeace), dies at 83
  • 2003-10-15 Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, (1994 Nobel Prize for Physics for neutron spectroscopy), dies at 85
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 2004-02-26 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor, dies at 94
  • 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
  • 2004-04-17 [Andrew] Bruce Boa, Canadian actor (The Empire Strikes Back), dies of cancer at 73
  • 2004-04-29 Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • 2004-05-07 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"), and broadcaster, dies of cancer 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
  • 2004-10-01 Bruce Palmer, Canadian bassist (Buffalo Springfield), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 2004-11-15 John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
  • 2004-11-20 David Grierson, Canadian radio host (b. 1955)

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2004-11-30 Canadian author (War of 1812), dies of heart failure at 84

  • 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 Bennett [-Knight], Canadian-Scottish celtic-fusion piper, pianist, and composer, dies of cancer at 33
  • 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, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), dies at 90