Canadian History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,923

  • 1938-11-13 Gérald Godin, French-Canadian poet and politician, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1994)

Person of interestGordon Lightfoot

1938-11-17 Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • 1938-11-26 Rich Little, Canadian-American impressionist and actor (Love on a Rooftop), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1939-01-11 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1939-01-31 Claude Gauthier, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1939-02-10 Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
  • 1939-03-05 Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • 1939-03-15 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author

Person of interestBrian Mulroney

1939-03-20 Brian Mulroney, 18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93), born in Baie-Comeau, Quebec

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney
  • 1939-04-06 André Ouellet, French Canadian politician
  • 1939-05-07 Sidney Altman, Canadian-American molecular biologist (Nobel 1989), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939-05-18 Gordon O'Connor, Canadian politician, born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestJoe Clark

1939-06-05 Joe Clark [Charles Joseph], 16th Prime Minister of Canada (1979-80), born in High River, Alberta

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark
  • 1939-07-17 Andrée Champagne, French Canadian actress and politician, born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • 1939-08-12 Roy Romanow, Canadian politician
  • 1939-10-05 Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1939-10-05 Walter Wolf, Slovenian-Canadian industrialist, born in Graz, Austria
  • 1939-10-25 Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (Action: The October Crisis of 1970), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)

Person of interestMargaret Atwood

1939-11-18 Margaret Atwood, Canadian author/poet, born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1939-12-02 Francis Fox, Canadian politician (member of the Senate of Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939-12-21 Lloyd Axworthy, Canadian politician, born in North Battleford, Canada
  • 1940-02-01 Hervé Filion, Canadian harness racing driver (World Driving C'ship 1970; Harness Tracks of America Driver of the Year 1969-74, 76, 78, 81, 89), born in Angers, Quebec (d. 2017)

Person of interestGeorge A. Romero

1940-02-04 George A. Romero, American-Canadian director (Night of the Living Dead), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2017)

  • 1940-03-24 Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1940-04-16 Benoît Bouchard, French-Canadian public official and former politician, born in Roberval, Quebec
  • 1940-05-08 Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician
  • 1940-05-26 Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, French Canadian politician
  • 1940-06-21 Michael Ruse, British-Canadian philosopher of science (the relationship between science and religion, the creation–evolution controversy), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1940-07-11 Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician

Person of interestAlex Trebek

1940-07-22 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), born in Sudbury, Ontario

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1940-09-19 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1940-09-30 Harry Winston Jerome, Sask Canada, 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1940-10-29 Galen Weston, English-Canadian multi-millionaire industrialist, born in Marlow, England
  • 1940-11-13 Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1940-11-24 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author.
  • 1940-12-23 Robert Labine, French-Canadian politician, born in Québec, Canada
  • 1941-01-19 Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
  • 1941-04-05 Michael Moriarty, American-Canadian actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-06-21 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor (Freaks and Geeks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-06-26 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist (L'enfirouapé), born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
  • 1941-07-02 Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
  • 1941-07-22 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • 1941-08-13 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress, born in New Liskeard, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1941-09-23 Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1941-09-29 Kermit Zarley, American golfer, author (Canadian Open 1970), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1941-11-29 Dennis Doherty, Halifax Canada, rocker (Mamas & The Papas)
  • 1942-01-16 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, born in Montréal, Québec (d .2016)
  • 1942-02-27 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-03-02 Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
  • 1942-03-16 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
  • 1942-03-22 Dick Pound, Canadian chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency
  • 1942-04-10 Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1942-06-10 Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • 1942-06-25 Michel Tremblay, Canadian novelist and playwright (Les Belles-Sœurs), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-06-27 Frank Mills, Canadian pianist, composer and arranger (Music Box Dancer), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-08-01 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
  • 1942-08-09 David Steinberg, Canadian comedian and director (End), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1942-08-27 Brian Peckford, Canadian politician
  • 1942-09-30 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock vocalist and drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • 1942-12-18 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
  • 1943-01-09 Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician, born in Charlottetown, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1943-01-28 Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey left wing (Summit Series vs Soviet Union 1972; Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Kincardine, Ontario
  • 1943-03-29 Chad Allan [Allan Kowbel], Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1943-04-03 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock pianist and vocalist (The Band), born in Stratford, Ontario (d. 1986)
  • 1943-05-11 Nancy Greene, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1943-07-05 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-Native American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band - "The Weight"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943-09-07 Beverley McLachlin, Canadian jurist (17th Chief Justice of Canada), born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
  • 1943-09-11 Raymond Villeneuve, Canadian terrorist (founding member of the Front de libération du Québec)

Person of interestJoni Mitchell

1943-11-07 Joni Mitchell [Roberta J Anderson], Canadian singer (Clouds), born in Fort Macleod, Alberta

  • 1943-11-13 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician, born in Granby, Canada (d. 1977)
  • 1943-11-22 Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1943-11-27 Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet
  • 1943-12-28 David Peterson, premier of Ontario Canada (L) (1982- ), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943-12-29 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - Stagefright), born in Blayney, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • 1944-01-10 Bernard Derome, Canadian broadcaster (Le Téléjournal), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-02-20 Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1944-03-08 Buzz Hargrove, Canadian labour leader
  • 1944-04-12 John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], German-born Canadian rock singer (Steppenwolf), born in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany
  • 1944-06-25 Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-08-24 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1944-08-24 Rocky Johnson, Canadian pro wrestler (father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; with Tony Atlas first black champions in WWE history), born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2020)
  • 1944-08-25 Conrad Black, Canadian-born British newspaper magnate, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-08-31 Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1944-09-12 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
  • 1944-09-30 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer
  • 1944-11-06 Bill Henderson, Canadian rock vocalist and guitarist (Chilliwack), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Person of interestLorne Michaels

1944-11-17 Lorne Michaels [Lipowitz], Canadian producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1944-11-19 Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1944-12-04 Anna McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-12-12 Jean Doré, Canadian politician (39th Mayor of Montreal), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2015)
  • 1945-01-05 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-British film director, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1945-01-23 Mike Harris, Canadian politician
  • 1945-03-02 Gordon Thompson, Canadian actor (Adam Carrington in Dynasty), born in Ottawa
  • 1945-03-18 Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1945-03-20 Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
  • 1945-04-12 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1945-05-02 Goldy McJohn, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1945-05-27 Bruce Cockburn, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker), born in Ottawa, Canada

Person of interestRobert Munsch

1945-06-11 Robert Munsch, Canadian children's author (The Paper Bag Princess, Love You Forever), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Children's Author Robert Munsch
Children's Author
Robert Munsch
  • 1945-06-16 Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 745 of 745

  • 2012-09-30 Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, World champion 1947-48), dies at 84
  • 2013-01-08 Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit artist, dies from lung cancer at 85
  • 2013-01-14 Conrad Bain, Canadian actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), dies from natural causes at 89
  • 2013-03-06 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • 2013-04-17 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91
  • 2013-06-08 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 65

Person of interestCory Monteith

2013-07-13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • 2013-07-17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • 2013-09-22 David Hubel, Canadian-born American neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • 2013-10-18 Allan Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1962-64, 67; NHL All-Star 1960, 61, 66; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 87
  • 2013-12-11 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer, dies from a lung infection at 84
  • 2014-01-06 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), dies at 91
  • 2014-01-16 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), dies from heart and kidney failure at 82
  • 2014-04-10 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), dies at 64
  • 2014-05-06 Farley Mowat, Canadian author, dies at 92
  • 2014-10-19 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress, dies from colon cancer at 66
  • 2014-12-21 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, dies at 90
  • 2015-04-04 Elmer Lach, Canadian professional ice hockey player, dies at 97
  • 2015-04-15 Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor (Anne of Green Gables), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 48
  • 2015-07-10 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, dies at 88
  • 2015-07-11 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2015-08-07 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), dies at 101
  • 2015-08-28 Al Arbour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman, coach and executive (coach NY Islanders Stanley Cup 1980-83), dies of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 82
  • 2015-11-16 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 89
  • 2015-11-20 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), dies at 82
  • 2015-12-15 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), dies of cancer at 81
  • 2016-01-14 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, dies of throat cancer at 73
  • 2016-03-22 Rob Ford, Canadian politician (Toronto mayor caught with cocaine), dies at 46
  • 2016-04-22 Madeleine Sherwood, Canadian actress (Mother Superior - Flying Nun), dies at 93
  • 2016-05-19 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 84
  • 2016-07-03 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84
  • 2016-07-08 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), dies at 98
  • 2016-08-17 Arthur Hiller, Canadian director (Love Story), dies at 92
  • 2016-09-30 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 96

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

2016-11-07 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), dies at 82

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 2016-11-12 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2016-12-13 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), dies at 69
  • 2017-01-10 Tony Rosato, Italian-born Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), dies at 63
  • 2017-03-28 Janine Sutto, French-Canadian actress and comedian (Guide de la petite vengeance), dies of natural causes at 95

Person of interestGeorge A. Romero

2017-07-16 George A. Romero, American Canadian filmmaker "Father of the Zombie Film" (Night of the Living Dead), dies at 77

  • 2017-08-01 Goldy McJohn, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf), dies at 72
  • 2017-09-30 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), dies at 96
  • 2017-12-24 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music, Piranha), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2018-01-08 Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay), dies of cancer at 80
  • 2018-03-01 Bender [Alexander Buchanan], Canadian underground hip hop artist (Flight Distance, King of the Dot), dies at 37