Canadian History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,070

  • 1937-12-04 Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2018)

Person of interestFrank Mahovlich

1938-01-10 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player, 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 (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
  • 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
  • 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, impressionist/actor (Love on a Rooftop), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 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, Canada
  • 1939-05-18 Gordon O'Connor, Canadian politician

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
  • 1939-10-05 Walter Wolf, Slovenian-born Canadian industrialist
  • 1939-10-25 Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (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
  • 1939-12-21 Lloyd Axworthy, Canadian politician
  • 1940-02-01 Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)
  • 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)
  • 1940-04-15 Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
  • 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, Canadian philosopher
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1941-06-26 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist
  • 1941-07-02 Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
  • 1941-07-22 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • 1941-08-13 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
  • 1941-09-23 Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1941-09-29 Kermit Zarley, PGA golfer (1970 Canadian Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1941-10-20 Bob Panasik, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Canadian TPC), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 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, Canada
  • 1942-02-27 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor
  • 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, Canada (d. 1998)
  • 1942-04-26 Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
  • 1942-06-10 Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • 1942-06-25 Michel Tremblay, Canadian playwright
  • 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
  • 1942-08-09 David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)
  • 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 (d. 2007)
  • 1943-01-28 Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada
  • 1943-03-29 Chad Allan [Allan Kowbel], Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 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-American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943-09-07 Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada
  • 1943-09-11 Raymond Villeneuve, Canadian terrorist

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 news presenter (Le Téléjournal)
  • 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
  • 1944-08-24 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)
  • 1944-08-24 Rocky Johnson, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1944-08-25 Conrad Black, Canadian-born British newspaper magnate, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-08-31 Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1944-09-04 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 753 of 753

  • 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
  • 2012-06-11 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress (Gone with the Wind, Whistling in the Dark), dies from heart disease at 94
  • 2012-08-14 John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 2012-09-06 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer, dies from cancer at 71
  • 2012-09-30 Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater, 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 ice hockey player, 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, 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 ice hockey player and coach, dies 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 LPGA 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
  • 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