Canadian History (Part 7)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,923

  • 1931-04-14 Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1931-04-19 Walter Stewart, Canadian writer and journalist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1931-04-22 Bruce Dickson, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1952), born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 1931-05-16 Denise Filiatrault, French-Canadian actress and director (The Plouffe Family), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1931-06-07 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1987)
  • 1931-07-06 Jean Campeau, French Canadian businessman and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1931-07-23 Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter, born in Waterloo, Quebec
  • 1931-08-18 Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
  • 1931-09-23 Gerald Stairs Merrithew, Canadian educator (d. 2004)
  • 1931-11-08 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1931-11-13 Andrée Lachapelle, French-Canadian actress (The Last Escape), born in Canada
  • 1931-12-04 Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey forward, coach, and executive (Stanley Cup 1952, 54-55, Detroit Red Wings 1,549 games, 1,281 points), born in Fort William, Ontario
  • 1931-12-17 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), born in Sarnia, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 1932-01-20 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1932-02-24 John Vernon [Adolphus Agopsowicz], Canadian actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry), born in Zehner, Saskatchewan (d. 2005)
  • 1932-03-19 Gay Brewer, American golfer (US Masters 1967), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1932-03-23 Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1932-04-17 Arthur "Art" Ellefson, Canadian jazz saxophonist, born in Moose Jaw, Canada
  • 1932-07-13 Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • 1932-08-09 John Gomery, Canadian jurist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1932-08-11 Israel Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003)
  • 1932-09-06 Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer, born in Saguenay, Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1932-09-24 Dominique Michel, French-Canadian comedian, born in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada
  • 1932-09-28 Michael G[reatrex] Coney, Canadian sci-fi author (Cat Karina)
  • 1932-10-04 Milan Chvostek, Canadian television director

Person of interestRobert Mundell

1932-10-24 Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and Nobel laureate (1999) "father of the euro", born in Kingston, Ontario

Economist/Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Robert Mundell
  • 1932-11-01 Al Arbour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman, coach and executive (coach NY Islanders Stanley Cup 1980-83), born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1933-01-01 Frederick Lowy, Canadian educator
  • 1933-03-09 Mel Lastman, Canadian businessman and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1933-03-29 Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet (Quand nous serons heureux), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1933-04-24 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter, born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 1933-05-27 Ted Rogers, Canadian entrepreneur
  • 1933-07-08 Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice
  • 1933-07-18 Raymond Murray Schafer, Canadian composer (Patria), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1933-07-28 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1933-09-25 Ian Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter (Ian & Sylvia), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1933-10-12 Guido Molinari, Canadian painter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2004)
  • 1933-10-31 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachine, Canada
  • 1933-11-09 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1934-01-07 Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (d. 2002)

Person of interestJean Chretien

1934-01-11 Jean Chrétien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1993-2003), born in Shawinigan, Quebec

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien

Person of interestDon Cherry

1934-02-05 Don Cherry, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Kingston, Ontario

Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator
Don Cherry
  • 1934-03-16 Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)
  • 1934-03-23 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1934-04-11 Mark Strand, American poet, editor and translator (Another Republic), born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada (d. 2014)
  • 1934-07-08 Ed Lumley, Canadian corporate executive and former politician
  • 1934-07-26 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1934-08-25 Lise Bacon, French-Canadian politician, born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
  • 1934-09-08 Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician, born in Sainte-Croix, Quebec
  • 1934-09-11 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Little Burgundy, Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

1934-09-21 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 1935-01-04 Kenneth Money, Canadian astronaut (STS 42-alt)
  • 1935-01-08 Ian Bargh, Scottish-born Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Prestwick, Scotland (d. 2012)
  • 1935-01-14 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier, born in Mont-Tremblant, Canada
  • 1935-02-21 Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
  • 1935-03-19 Burt Metcalfe, Saskatchewan Canada, actor/dir (Father of the Bride)
  • 1935-05-07 Isobel Warren, Canadian author and journalist
  • 1935-05-12 Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1935-07-17 Donald Sutherland, St John New Brunswick, Canadian actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers)
  • 1935-07-31 Yvon Deschamps, French-Canadian author and humorist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1935-08-03 Vic Vogel, Hungarian-Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1935-08-28 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada (d. 1998)
  • 1935-09-24 Sean McCann, Canadian actor (...First Do No Harm), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1935-10-10 André Bureau, French Canadian lawyer and communications executive, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 1935-10-15 Willie O'Ree, Canadian former professional ice hockey player and the first black player in the National Hockey League (Boston Bruins), born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • 1935-10-23 Jimmy Dale, Canadian orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1935-12-21 Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician (Premier of Manitoba), born in Beausejour, Canada
  • 1936-01-24 Jack Scott, Canadian rocker (My True Love), born in Windsor, Canada
  • 1936-02-09 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1936-03-01 Monique Bégin, French-Canadian politician
  • 1936-03-21 Ed Broadbent, Canadian politician
  • 1936-03-24 David Suzuki, Canadian scientist and environmentalist
  • 1936-04-22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1936-05-06 Bernard Lemaire, French Canadian businessman (Cascades), born in Drummondville, Quebec
  • 1936-05-27 Marcel Masse, Canadian politician
  • 1936-05-28 Claude Forget, French-Canadian politician
  • 1936-07-18 Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1936-07-28 Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
  • 1936-11-02 Lawrence Robert Shreve, Canadian pro wrestler (Abdullah the Butcher), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1937-01-31 Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (mayor of Quebec City), born in Sainte-Foy, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1937-02-26 Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
  • 1937-03-09 Bernard Landry, Premier of Quebec (2001-2003), born in Saint-Jacques, Quebec, Canada

Person of interestRoch Carrier

1937-05-13 Roch Carrier, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater), born in Sainte-Justine, Quebec

Novelist and Author of
Novelist and Author of "Contes"
Roch Carrier
  • 1937-06-28 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Masters 1969 runner-up), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1989)
  • 1937-07-12 Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer (Buenas Noches Mi Amor), born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1937-08-02 Garth Hudson, Canadian pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1937-08-16 David Anderson, Canadian politician
  • 1937-09-12 George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1937-10-19 Marilyn Bell, Canadian swimmer
  • 1937-11-09 Clyde Wells, Canadian politician, 5th Premier of Newfoundland, born in Buchans Junction, Newfoundland
  • 1937-11-11 Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • 1937-12-04 Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2018)

Person of interestFrank Mahovlich

1938-01-10 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, politician (6-time Stanley Cup winner, born in Timmins, Ontario

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1938-01-13 William B. Davis, Canadian actor
  • 1938-02-22 Pierre Vallières, French-Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1995)
  • 1938-05-13 Laurent Beaudoin, French Canadian businessman (Bombardier)
  • 1938-05-26 Teresa Stratas [Anastasia Stratakis], Canadian operatic soprano (Salome), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1938-08-02 Pierre de Bané, French Canadian politician (Senator for De la Vallière, Quebec), born in Haifa, British Mandate for Palestine
  • 1938-08-12 Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian Mayor of Quebec

Person of interestPaul Martin

1938-08-28 Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 2003-06), born in Windsor, Ontario

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 745

  • 2007-01-19 Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1940)
  • 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
  • 2007-03-09 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1944, 46: NHL All Star 1949, 50; Montreal Canadiens), dies at 86
  • 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 singer (b. 1951)
  • 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, Canadian-born American actress and Match Game panelist (b. 1924)
  • 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), dies 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)
  • 2009-03-04 Yvon Cormier, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 2009-03-13 Andrew Martin, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1975)
  • 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)
  • 2010-01-18 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, dies at 63
  • 2010-01-21 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • 2010-02-18 John Babcock, Last known Canadian veteran of World War I (b. 1900)
  • 2010-03-07 Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian-American supercentenarian, dies at 114
  • 2010-03-10 Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)
  • 2010-03-28 June Havoc Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, dies at 97
  • 2010-05-01 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • 2010-05-26 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2010-05-30 Duff Roblin, Canadian politician (b. 1917).

Person of interestChris Haney

2010-05-31 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", dies at 59

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • 2010-07-05 Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)
  • 2010-07-27 Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor (b. 1949)
  • 2010-08-21 Nancy Dolman, Canadian actress and comedienne (b. 1950)
  • 2010-10-03 Ben Mondor, Canadian baseball executive (International League Executive of the Year 1978, 99), dies at 85
  • 2010-11-03 James "Jim" Clench, Canadian bassist and songwriter (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), dies of lung cancer at 61
  • 2010-11-10 Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (b. 1924)
  • 2010-11-19 Pat Burns, Canadian hockey coach (b. 1952)
  • 2010-11-28 Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (Spy Hard, Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • 2010-12-06 Mark Dailey, Canadian television journalist and announcer (b. 1953)
  • 2011-03-03 May Cutler, Canadian politician and publisher (b. 1923)
  • 2011-03-26 Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)
  • 2011-05-13 Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
  • 2011-06-21 Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)
  • 2011-06-22 Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • 2011-07-10 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, dies at 89
  • 2011-08-22 Jack Layton, Canadian politician, dies at 61
  • 2011-08-31 Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1976)
  • 2011-09-15 Frances Bay, Canadian actress (b. 1919)
  • 2011-10-13 Barbara Kent, Canadian born - U.S. silent film actress and WAMPAS Baby Stars (b.1907)
  • 2011-10-14 Reg Alcock, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 2012-01-02 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist & composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 2012-01-04 Rod Robbie, Canadian architect and planner, dies at 83
  • 2012-02-08 Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi, dies at 99
  • 2012-02-10 Geoffrey Cornish, Canadian golf course architect, dies at 97
  • 2012-02-21 Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, dies at 89
  • 2012-02-24 Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, dies at 92
  • 2012-04-14 Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 92
  • 2012-04-14 John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 2012-06-11 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress (Gone with the Wind, Whistling in the Dark), dies from heart disease at 94
  • 2012-09-06 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer, dies from cancer at 71