Canadian History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 608 of 608

  • 2016-05-05 Fort McMurray wildfires: Canadian province of Alberta declares a state of emergency as evacuation of 80,000 people continues
  • 2016-10-30 Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium
  • 2016-12-14 University of Toronto scientists present findings of the world's oldest water - 2 billion years old from a mine in Canada
  • 2017-01-29 Attack on mosque in Quebec kills 6 and injures 17, shooter is French-Canadian student
  • 2017-07-01 Canada celebrates 150 years since its formation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-03-08 US President Donald Trump authorizes tariffs on steel and aluminium, excluding Canada and Mexico

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018-04-06 Canadian Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team involved in a bus crash outside Tisdale, Saskatchewan that kills 16
  • 2018-04-23 Van deliberately driven into pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, killing 10 and injuring 13

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,178

  • 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)

Person of interestOscar Peterson

1925-08-15 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 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)
  • 1925-09-26 Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 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)
  • 1925-12-15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1926-01-01 Richard Verreau, French-Canadian tenor (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)
  • 1926-04-11 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 ice hockey player, born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1926-10-13 Walter "Killer" Kowalski, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Windsor, Canada (d. 2008)
  • 1926-10-29 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, 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)
  • 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, 25th Governor General of Canada
  • 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)
  • 1928-03-17 William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1928-04-30 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (White Figure, White Ground), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1928-05-04 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter (Roulette), born in Verdun, Quebec (d. 2006)
  • 1928-05-09 Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, World champion 1947-48), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2012)
  • 1928-05-23 Pauline Julien, Canadian singer-songwriter, social and political activist, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1928-07-21 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1928-07-26 Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Alberta), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (d. 2012)
  • 1928-08-07 James Randi, Canadian skeptic magician (Nova), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1928-08-26 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • 1928-08-26 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
  • 1928-09-01 Clifford Lincoln, Canadian politician
  • 1928-09-10 Jean Vanier, Canadian disabilities advocate
  • 1928-09-15 Rod Robbie, Canadian architect and planner (Roger's Centre/Sky Dome, Toronto), born in Poole, England (d. 2012)
  • 1928-10-03 Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer (National Ballet of Canada), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1986)
  • 1928-12-10 John Colicos, Canadian actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1928-12-12 Lionel Blair [Ogus], Canadian choreographer (Give Us a Clue), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 1928-12-28 Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1929-01-23 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1929-01-30 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon & international aid worker, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1929-02-17 Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1929-02-18 André Mathieu, Canadian pianist & composer (Concerto de Québec), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1968)

Person of interestFrank Gehry

1929-02-28 Frank Gehry, Canadian born American architect (Bilbao Guggenheim Museum), born in Toronto, Canada

Architect Frank Gehry
Architect
Frank Gehry
  • 1929-02-28 Joseph Rouleau, French-Canadian bass opera singer (Royal Opera), born in Matane, Quebec (d. 2019)
  • 1929-03-31 Lee Patterson, Canadian actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2007)
  • 1929-05-12 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Verdun, Quebec (d. 2015)
  • 1929-05-14 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1929-05-14 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • 1929-05-16 Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • 1929-05-18 Roger Matton, Canadian composer, born in Granby, Quebec (d. 2004)

Person of interestJohn Turner

1929-06-07 John Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada (1984), born in Richmond, England

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • 1929-07-10 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1929-07-23 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • 1929-07-25 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Winnipeg, Mnaitoba, Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1929-07-26 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician (30th Minister of Finance), born in Île Perrot, Quebec
  • 1929-07-30 Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1929-08-06 Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1929-09-14 Maurice Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2013)
  • 1929-09-24 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian trade unionist and politician, born in Gerald, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2016)
  • 1929-10-07 Graeme Ferguson, Canadian filmmaker and executive, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1929-10-24 Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist, political activist and editor, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1977)
  • 1929-11-09 Marc Favreau, French-Canadian humourist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 1929-11-21 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator, born in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec (d. 2012)

Person of interestChristopher Plummer

1929-12-13 Christopher Plummer, Canadian Emmy, Tony, and Oscar winning actor (Sound of Music; Cyrano; Beginners), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2021) [1]


Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 784

  • 2005-11-12 William G. Adams, former mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (b. 1923)
  • 2005-11-16 Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 2005-12-15 Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), dies of heart failure at 90
  • 2005-12-17 Marc Favreau, French-Canadian humourist, dies at 76
  • 2005-12-27 William Doody, Canadian politician (b. 1931)
  • 2006-01-04 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • 2006-01-13 Marc Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 2006-01-17 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)
  • 2006-01-23 Chris McKinstry, Canadian scientist (b. 1967)
  • 2006-01-26 Len Carlson, Canadian actor (b. 1937)
  • 2006-02-24 John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • 2006-03-11 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)
  • 2006-03-15 Red Storey, Canadian football player and hockey referee (b. 1918)
  • 2006-04-24 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • 2006-04-25 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), dies at 89

Person of interestJohn Kenneth Galbraith

2006-04-29 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), dies of natural causes at 97

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 2006-05-06 Lorne Saxberg, Canadian television journalist (b. 1958)
  • 2006-05-17 Captain Nichola Goddard, Canadian soldier (b. 1980)
  • 2006-05-22 Heather Crowe, Canadian activist (b. 1945)
  • 2006-06-07 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • 2006-06-12 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • 2006-07-30 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), dies of cancer at 82
  • 2006-08-18 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934)
  • 2006-08-20 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor, dies at 74
  • 2006-08-23 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 78
  • 2006-08-24 Léopold Simoneau, French-Canadian tenor, dies at 90
  • 2006-08-28 Benoît Sauvageau, French Canadian politician (b. 1963)
  • 2006-08-30 Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway), dies at 90
  • 2006-09-16 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1953, 56-58; Montreal Canadiens), dies at 81
  • 2006-09-29 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • 2006-10-01 André Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (3 Paralympics gold medals), dies from cancer at 54
  • 2006-10-10 Ian Scott, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2006-10-16 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 2006-10-22 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • 2006-11-04 Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1915)
  • 2006-12-01 Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (McGill University) (b. 1937)
  • 2006-12-16 Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1940)
  • 2006-12-30 Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • 2007-01-03 Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930)
  • 2007-01-08 Yvonne De Carlo [Middleton], Canadian-American actress (10 Commandments; The Munsters-Lily), dies of heart failure at 84
  • 2007-01-14 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (What's My Line?, United Kingdom), dies at 83
  • 2007-01-15 James Hillier, Canadian-American inventor (co-created the electron microscope), dies at 91
  • 2007-01-19 Denny Doherty, Canadian musician, singer, songwriter (The Mamas and the Papas), dies from complications of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at 66
  • 2007-01-26 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 77
  • 2007-02-06 Len Hopkins, Canadian politician (b. 1930)
  • 2007-02-08 Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American parapsychologist and reincarnation expert, dies at 88
  • 2007-02-14 Ryan Larkin, Canadian animated filmmaker. (b. 1943)
  • 2007-02-17 Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-born Canadian musician, producer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2007-02-19 Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer, founder of National Ballet of Canada, dies at 85
  • 2007-04-14 June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist (b. 1924)
  • 2007-04-16 Gaetan Duchesne, Canadian hockey player (b. 1962)
  • 2007-05-09 Dwight Wilson, second-to-last Canadian WWI veteran, dies at 106
  • 2007-05-29 Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2007-06-15 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), dies of multiple myeloma at 61
  • 2007-06-18 Georges Thurston, Canadian R&B and reggae musician and singer ( Boule Noire), dies of cancer at 55
  • 2007-06-24 Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • 2007-06-27 William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
  • 2007-07-23 Tor Kamata, American/Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 2007-08-15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 81
  • 2007-08-27 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 2007-09-06 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), dies of kidney failure at 89
  • 2007-09-15 Brett Somers [Audrey Johnston], Canadian-American actress (The Odd Couple - "Blanche Madison"), and TV personality (Match Game), dies of cancer at 83
  • 2007-09-29 Lois Maxwell [Hooker], Canadian actress (Goldfinger, Dr. No, Miss Moneypenny), dies at 80
  • 2007-11-21 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1928)
  • 2007-11-29 James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2007-12-04 Norval Morrisseau, Canadian artist (b. 1932)
  • 2007-12-10 Aqsa Parvez, Canadian victim of an honor crime (b. 1991)
  • 2007-12-11 Ashleigh Aston Moore, Canadian Actress (b. 1981)
  • 2007-12-18 Gerald Le Dain, Canadian Supreme Court judge (b. 1924)

Person of interestOscar Peterson

2007-12-23 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies of kidney failure at 82

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 2007-12-31 Milton L. Klein, Canadian politician (b. 1910)
  • 2008-01-19 Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster for CBC (b. 1936)
  • 2008-01-21 Pam Barrett, Canadian politician (b. 1953)
  • 2008-02-02 Herbert "Barry" Morse, British-Canadian actor (The Fugitive, Space: 1999, Winds of War), dies at 89
  • 2008-02-18 Mickey Renaud, Canadian professional ice hockey player (b. 1988)
  • 2008-02-23 Denis Lazure, Canadian physician and politician, dies at 82
  • 2008-03-02 Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)
  • 2008-04-22 Ed Chynoweth, Canadian ice hockey executive, dies at 66
  • 2008-05-05 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (co-founded the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor chain), dies at 90
  • 2008-05-11 John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (Rush, 1974), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • 2008-07-03 Oliver Schroer, Canadian fiddler and composer (b. 1956)
  • 2008-08-22 Gladys Powers, Canadian World War I veteran (b. 1899)
  • 2008-08-30 Walter "Killer" Kowalski, Canadian professional wrestler, dies at 81
  • 2008-12-02 Ted Rogers OC, Canadian entrepreneur and MLB team owner (Toronto Blue Jays), dies of heart failure at 75
  • 2008-12-30 Dick Green, Canadian actor
  • 2009-01-08 Richard John Neuhaus, Canadian-American Christian writer and editor (b. 1936)
  • 2009-01-12 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), dies at 95
  • 2009-01-20 Stan Hagen, Canadian politician (b. 1940)
  • 2009-03-13 Test [Andrew Martin], Canadian professional wrestler (WWF/WWE), dies of an accidental overdose of the prescription pain medication oxycodone at 33
  • 2009-03-20 Mel Brown, American/Canadian Blues Guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 2009-03-21 Walt Poddubny, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1960)
  • 2009-05-01 Danny Gans, Canadian-born Las Vegas entertainer (b. 1956)
  • 2009-05-20 Arthur Erickson, Canadian architect (b.1924)
  • 2009-05-26 Peter Zezel, Canadian professional hockey player (b. 1965)
  • 2009-06-24 Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada (b. 1927)
  • 2009-07-06 Leo Mol, Ukrainian Canadian artist and sculptor (b. 1915)
  • 2009-07-11 Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian professional boxer (b. 1972)
  • 2009-10-06 Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2009-10-19 Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables), dies at 91
  • 2009-11-28 Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)