Canadian History Timeline (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 820

Music History

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

Golf Tournament

2012-08-26 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the 1st amateur winner since 1969 by winning the Canadian Women's Open by 3 strokes from Inbee Park

  • 2012-08-26 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
  • 2012-12-18 Canadian police begin arresting 17 people for 'the Great Maple Syrup Heist', for stealing 3,000 tonnes from a storage facility in Quebec
  • 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

Election 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

Historic Event

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

Appointment of Interest

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)

  • 2013-08-25 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko successfully defends her title by 5 shots from Karine Icher
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 2014-02-08 Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe claim gold and silver medals in the moguls freestyle skiing event at the Sochi Winter Olympics; first Canadian sisters to stand together on the podium

Olympic Gold

2014-02-10 After winning Vancouver (2010) Olympic moguls title, Canadian freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau wins 2nd consecutive Olympic gold medal in Sochi; beats teammate Mikaël Kingsbury

  • 2014-02-10 Canadian short track speed skater Charles Hamelin wins his 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 1,500m in Sochi; Vancouver (2010) 500m and 5,000m relay champion
  • 2014-02-11 Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; Canadian Dara Howell is inaugural women's gold medallist
  • 2014-02-14 For the first time in men's figure skating, all 3 Olympic singles medalists are of Asian descent; Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan) gold, Patrick Chan (Canada) and Denis Ten (Kazakhstan)
  • 2014-02-19 Canadian team Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyes win their second consecutive Olympic 2-woman bobsleigh gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games
  • 2014-02-20 Canada beats Sweden, 6-3 in final to become first women's curling team to go through the Olympics undefeated as they win Sochi gold medal; first Manitoba based team to win Olympic gold
  • 2014-02-20 Marie-Philip Poulin scores in overtime to lead Canada to a 3-2 win over the US and 4th consecutive Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games
  • 2014-02-21 Canada take the curling double at the Sochi Winter Olympics beating Great Britain, 9-3 in the final; also win women's gold medal
  • 2014-02-22 Snowboard Olympic parallel special slalom event debuts and is run for the only time at the Sochi Winter Games; Russian Vic Wild and Julia Dujmovits of Canada win unique gold medals

Olympic Gold

2014-02-23 Canada wins the Olympic ice hockey double with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men's gold medal game in Sochi; first team to finish the tournament undefeated since 1984

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

2014-07-05 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová outclasses Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-0 for her 2nd Wimbledon title

  • 2014-08-24 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Ryu So-yeon wins by 2 from fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi

Agreement of Interest

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

  • 2015-01-13 TV comedy "Schitt's Creek" created by and starring Eugene Levy and Dan Levy premieres on CBC in Canada
  • 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

Sports History

2015-07-05 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, BC Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Carli Lloyd scores a hat-trick as US beats Japan, 5-2

  • 2015-08-23 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins in a playoff with Stacy Lewis for her third success in the event
  • 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
  • 2016-02-14 NBA All-Star Game, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON: West beats East, 196-173; MVP: Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder, G

Album Release

2016-04-29 Canadian musician Drake releases "Views", his 4th studio album

  • 2016-05-05 Fort McMurray wildfires: Canadian province of Alberta declares a state of emergency as evacuation of 80,000 people continues
  • 2016-06-12 Women's PGA Championship, Sahalee CC: 18-year old Canadian Brooke Henderson wins her first major title on the 1st hole of a sudden-death playoff with top-ranked Lydia Ko of New Zealand

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

2016-07-10 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Scotsman Andy Murray beats Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his 2nd Wimbledon and 3rd Grand Slam title

  • 2016-08-06 Australian women's 4 × 100m freestyle relay team of Emma McKeon, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte Campbell & Cate Campbell sets a new world record 3:30.65 to win gold ahead of US and Canada at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-11 American Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak of Canada dead heat for the gold medal in coveted 100m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; tie in Olympic record 52.70; Sarah Sjöström (Sweden) takes bronze; her 3rd medal of the Games
  • 2016-08-28 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Priddis Green CC: Ariya Jutanugam of Thailand wins by 4 from Kim Sei-young of South Korea
  • 2016-10-30 Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium
  • 2016-12-02 For 6th time in 7 years, Cincinnati Reds 1st baseman Joey Votto wins Tip O'Neill Award as best Canadian MLB player; hit .326 with NL-leading .434 OBP, 29 HRs & 97 RBIs in an outstanding all-around season for last-place club
  • 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
  • 2017-07-02 Women's PGA Championship, Olympia Fields CC: American Danielle Kang scores her first professional win, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Brooke Henderson of Canada
  • 2017-08-27 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Ottawa Hunt GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins by 2 from Mirim Lee
  • 2018-02-12 American snowboarder Jamie Anderson retains her Olympic slopestyle title (Sochi 2014) at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, comfortably ahead of Canada's Laurie Blouin
  • 2018-02-13 After winning Olympic gold in the women's curling in Sochi (2014), Canadian Kaitlyn Lawes wins the mixed doubles with dual gold medallist John Morris in Pyeongchang
  • 2018-02-19 Canadian team of Justin Kripps & Alexander Kopacz dead-heat in 3:16.86 with Germans Francesco Friedrich & Thorsten Margis for the 2-man bobsleigh gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
  • 2018-02-20 After winning the Olympic ice dance gold medal in Vancouver (2010), Canadian pair Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir follow their team event gold by taking the ice dance title at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
  • 2018-02-22 US wins Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years with a 4-3 shootout victory over Canada in Pyeongchang; scores tied 3-3 after overtime
  • 2018-02-24 Men's big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Canada's Sébastien Toutant is inaugural gold medallist

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • 2018-06-13 FIFA Congress votes to award 2026 World Cup to joint bid by US, Canada & Mexico
  • 2018-06-19 Canada's Senate votes to legalize recreational marijuana use, first major economy to do so
  • 2018-07-01 Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the US's steel tariffs take effect, 25% on some steel, 10% on 250 other goods
  • 2018-07-05 Heatwave in southern Quebec, Canada, kills 33
  • 2018-07-22 Lone gunman shooting kills 3 including gunman and injures 13 in Toronto, Canada
  • 2018-07-24 First bison born in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, in 140 years, after being reintroduced
  • 2018-08-06 Saudi Arabia's state airline suspends direct flights to Toronto and expels ambassador after Canada calls for release of detained activists for civil and women's rights
  • 2018-08-16 British Columbia, Canada, declares State of Emergency with 566 wildfires burning, prompting evacuation of 3,000 people
  • 2018-09-16 Scott Dixon of New Zealand finishes second in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma to wrap up his 5th IndyCar Drivers' title for Chip Ganassi Racing; Honda wins Manufacturers' Cup; Canadian Robert Wickens is Rookie of the Year
  • 2018-10-01 New trade deal announced between United States, Canada and Mexico (USMCA), replacing NAFTA
  • 2018-10-01 The United States, Mexico and Canada agree a new trade deal to replace NAFTA
  • 2018-10-17 Canada legalizes the sale of recreational cannabis, the second country after Uruguay
  • 2018-12-05 Arrest of Huawei Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou for possible violation of Iran sanctions in Canada
  • 2019-01-10 Canadian astronomers report fast radio bursts (FRBs) of probable extragalactic origin, one repeating six times at the CHIME observatory, British Columbia
  • 2019-01-12 18 year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives in Toronto, Canada, as a refugee, via Thailand, after escaping family abuse in Saudi Arabia
  • 2019-02-06 Quadriga, Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange is unable to get to $145 million of bitcoin assets after its CEO dies with its access passwords
  • 2019-03-04 Canadian minister Jane Philpott resigns in protest at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's and the government's handling of a scandal involving bribes from engineering firm SNC-Lavalin
  • 2019-04-02 Canada is warming at twice the speed of the rest of the world, according to a federal report, increasing 2.3% in northern Canada
  • 2019-05-08 Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi who spent eight years in prison on death row for blasphemy arrives in Canada
  • 2019-06-03 Canadian government inquiry find deaths of over 1,000 indigenous women and girls over decades who have been murdered or are missing a "national genocide"
  • 2019-06-11 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces plan to ban single-use plastics by 2021

US Open Women's Tennis

2019-09-07 US Open Women's Tennis: Bianca Andreescu becomes first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title; stuns Serena Williams 6-2, 7-5

  • 2019-09-18 Photo of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau wearing brownface in 2001 emerges during Canadian election campiagn
  • 2019-10-21 Canadian Federal Election: Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party loses its majority but wins the most seats (157) to form a minority government
  • 2019-11-04 Major investigation finds unsafe lead levels in 11 Canadian cities between 2014 and 2018 mostly due to antiquated pipes

Sports History

2019-11-09 Last segment of "Coach's Corner with Don Cherry and Ron MacLean airs after 37 years in Canada

  • 2020-01-06 Crawford Steel executives Sid Spiegel and Gary Stern via holding company S & S Sportsco purchase the Montreal Alouettes from the Canadian Football League
  • 2020-03-18 US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agree to close the US-Canada border, the world's longest, to non-essential travel to curb COVID-19
  • 2020-04-18 Canada's worst modern mass shooting as a gunman kills 18 people, including a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, across Nova Scotia
  • 2020-05-01 Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of assault-style weapons in response to recent Nova Scotia shooting
  • 2020-06-18 Canadian coronavirus COVID-19 known cases pass 100,000 with 8,361 deaths
  • 2020-09-21 Canadian province of Quebec expands restrictions, declaring it is in a second COVID-19 wave as cases across the country average 1,000 a day
  • 2020-12-09 Canada approves the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,584

  • 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)
  • 1928-06-25 Michel Brault, Canadian filmmaker (Direct Cinema - pioneered hand-held camera work), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2013) [1]
  • 1928-07-21 Sky Low Low [Marcel Gauthier], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Montreal, Quebec (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
  • 1928-08-19 Walter Massey, Canadian stage and screen actor (Shoestring Theatre; Arthur), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 1928-08-26 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist, born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2021)
  • 1928-08-26 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • 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
  • 1928-12-15 Ida Haendel, Polish-British-Canadian child prodigy violinist, teacher, and author (Woman with Violin), born in Chelm, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1928-12-28 Moe Koffman, Canadian jazz saxophonist and flautist (Cool and Hot Sax), born in Toronto, Ontario (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)
  • 1929-02-18 André Mathieu, Canadian pianist & composer (Concerto de Québec), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1968)

Frank GehryFrank Gehry (93 years old)

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

  • 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 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • 1929-05-14 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1929-05-16 Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • 1929-05-18 Roger Matton, Canadian composer, born in Granby, Quebec (d. 2004)
  • 1929-06-02 Alcides Lanza, Argentine-Canadian pianist, classical and electro-acoustic composer, and music educator (McGill University, 1976-present), born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

John TurnerJohn Turner (93 years old)

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

  • 1929-06-15 Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri, Persian opera director (Canadian Opera Company, 1976-88; introduced opera surtitles, 1983; San Francisco Opera, 1988-2001), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2013)
  • 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)
  • 1929-07-26 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)
  • 1929-09-22 Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (Anerca), born in Québec City, Québec (d. 1986)
  • 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 Montréal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 1929-11-21 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator, born in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec (d. 2012)

Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer (1929-2021)

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

Terry SawchukTerry Sawchuk (1929-1970)

1929-12-28 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (4-time Vezina Trophy & Stanley Cup winner), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Tim HortonTim Horton (1930-1974)

1930-01-12 Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of the Tim Hortons restaurant chain, born in Cochrane, Ontario

  • 1930-02-01 Mario Beaulieu, Canadian politician (Senator for Quebec, 1990-94), born in Plantagenet, Ontario (d. 1998)
  • 1930-04-09 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist, born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)
  • 1930-05-02 Bernard Slade [Newbound], Canadian screenwriter (The Flying Nun; The Partridge Family), and playwright (Same Time, Next Year; Romantic Comedy), born in St. Catherines, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 1930-05-24 Robert Bateman, Canadian naturalist, painter, teacher, and environmentalist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1930-06-08 Marcel Léger, Canadian politician, born in Montreal (d. 1993)
  • 1930-06-29 Viola Léger, American-Canadian actress, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • 1930-06-30 Mac Benson, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame trainer, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1930-07-10 [Andrew] Bruce Boa, Canadian actor (The Empire Strikes Back), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 2004)
  • 1930-07-12 Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, writer, and voice of "Babar the elephant", born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland
  • 1930-08-20 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2013)
  • 1930-08-25 Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Charlie"; Misery; 7th Heaven), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1930-08-29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive, born in Montreal, Québec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1930-11-14 Monique Mercure, French Canadian actress (Naked Lunch), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1931-01-27 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"), and broadcaster, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1931-01-30 John Crosbie, Canadian politician, born in St. John's, Canada (d. 2020)
  • 1931-04-03 Tom Collins, Canadian ice skating promoter (Champions on Ice), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 1931-04-09 Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (26th Premier of New Brunswick), born in Hartland, New Brunswick (d. 1991)
  • 1931-04-14 Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1931-04-17 Roberta Stephen, Canadian classical composer (The Eye Of The Seasons), born in Alberta
  • 1931-04-19 Walter Stewart, Canadian writer and journalist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1931-05-08 Charles M. Wilson, Canadian organist and composer (The Angels Of The Earth), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 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)
  • 1931-06-27 Charles Bronfman, Canadian-American CEO (Seagrams, Montreal Expos) and philanthropist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1931-07-02 Robert Ito, Canadian-born actor (Quincy, ME - "Sam"), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1931-07-06 Jean Campeau, French Canadian businessman and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1931-07-10 Alice Munro, Canadian author (Dance of the Happy Shades) and Nobel laureate 2013, born in Wingham, Ontario, Canada
  • 1931-07-23 Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter, born in Waterloo, Quebec
  • 1931-08-18 Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
  • 1931-08-28 John Perkins, Canadian pop singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1931-08-29 Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist, born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada

Jean BéliveauJean Béliveau (1931-2014)

1931-08-31 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1956, 64; Art Ross Trophy 1956; Conn Smythe Trophy 1965; record 17 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec

  • 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
  • 1931-12-08 Rudolf Komorous, Czech-born Canadian composer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1931-12-16 Kenneth Gilbert, Canadian harpsichordist, organist, musicologist, and educator, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • 1931-12-17 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), born in Sarnia, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 1932-01-01 Jackie Parker, American College and Canadian Football Hall of Fame utility (Mississippi State University; Grey Cup 1954-56; Edmonton Eskimos), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2006)
  • 1932-02-24 John Vernon [Adolphus Agopsowicz], Canadian actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry), born in Zehner, Saskatchewan (d. 2005)
  • 1932-03-03 Fred Storey, Canadian curler (World C'ship gold 1966, 68, 69), born in Empress, Alberta (d. 2019)
  • 1932-03-23 Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1932-04-14 Bill Bennett, Canadian politician, Premier of British Columbia (1975-86), born in Kelowna, British Columbia (d. 2015)
  • 1932-04-17 Arthur "Art" Ellefson, Canadian jazz saxophonist, born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • 1932-04-22 Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer ("Déjà vu" - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1978), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1932-04-26 Michael Smith, English-Canadian biochemist (Nobel 1993- Site-directed mutagenesis), born in Blackpool, England (d. 2000)
  • 1932-05-19 Claude Blanchard, French Canadian singer, comedian and actor, born in Joliette, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1932-06-24 David McTaggart, Canadian co-founder of Greenpeace, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2011)
  • 1932-07-13 Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • 1932-08-02 Leo Boivin, Canadian Hockey HOF defenceman (Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs) and coach (St. Louis Blues), born in Prescott, Ontario (d. 2021)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,045

  • 2005-04-04 Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1924)

Saul BellowSaul Bellow (1915-2005)

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

  • 2005-04-08 Onna White, Canadian choreographer (b. 1924)
  • 2005-04-17 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), dies at 83
  • 2005-04-23 Robert Farnon, Canadian classical and light music composer and conductor dies at 87
  • 2005-04-27 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 95
  • 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)

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings (1938-2005)

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

  • 2005-08-23 Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
  • 2005-08-26 Denis D'Amour, Canadian heavy metal guitarist (Voivod), dies of cancer at 45
  • 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
  • 2005-10-29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), dies of cancer at 81
  • 2005-11-12 William G. Adams, former mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (b. 1923)
  • 2005-11-16 Henry Taube, Canadian-born American chemist, (1983 Nobel Prize - mechanisms of electron-transfer reactions), dies at 89
  • 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

John Kenneth GalbraithJohn Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)

2006-04-29 Canadian-American economist and writer (Affluent Society - Sidney Hillman Award, 1958), dies of natural causes at 97

  • 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)
  • 2006-05-22 Jack Fallon, Canadian-British jazz double and electric bass player, fiddler (The Beatles - "Don't Pass Me By"), and concert promoter, dies at 90
  • 2006-05-29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian French language advertising executive, dies of cancer at 75
  • 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)
  • 2006-06-29 Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American theaterical director (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), dies at 87
  • 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
  • 2006-09-02 [Jean-Josephat] Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist and composer (Implosion Symphony), dies of liver cancer at 80
  • 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 Calder, Canadian politician (British Columbia's first indigenous cabinet minister), dies at 91
  • 2006-11-07 Jackie Parker, American College and Canadian Football Hall of Fame utility (Mississippi State University; Grey Cup 1954-56; Edmonton Eskimos), dies from throat cancer at 74
  • 2006-11-11 Harry Lehotsky, American Canadian pastor and activist, dies at 49
  • 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 - "California Dreamin'"), dies from 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 Lee Patterson, Canadian actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World), dies of congestive heart failure at 77
  • 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)
  • 2007-04-23 Paul Erdman, Canadian-born American economist & author, dies at 74
  • 2007-04-28 Bertha Wilson, Canadian lawyer & the 1st woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, dies at 83
  • 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)
  • 2007-06-13 Oskar Morawetz, Czech-Canadian composer (From the Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 90
  • 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)
  • 2007-07-11 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman (Honest Ed's) and philanthropist, dies at 92
  • 2007-07-14 John Ferguson Sr, Canadian hockey player, dies at 68
  • 2007-07-23 Tor Kamata, American/Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 2007-08-15 Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor (Canadian Opera Company, 1989-2007), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 2007-08-18 Lucien Jarraud, Canadian radio host, dies at 84
  • 2007-08-24 Andrée P. Boucher, Canadian politician, Mayor of Quebec City, dies at 70
  • 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)