Canadian History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,178


Person of interestTerry Sawchuk

1929-12-28 Terry Sawchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (4-time Vezina Trophy & Stanley Cup winner), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1970)

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk

Person of interestTim Horton

1930-01-12 Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player & co-founder of Tim Hortons, born in Cochrane, Ontario (d. 1974)

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1930-04-09 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist, born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)
  • 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
  • 1931-01-30 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
  • 1931-04-19 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 (Sam-Quincy ME), 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 singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1931-08-29 Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist, born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada

Person of interestJean Béliveau

1931-08-31 Jean Béliveau, 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 (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau
  • 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
  • 1931-12-17 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)
  • 1932-01-20 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)
  • 1932-03-03 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)
  • 1932-07-13 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)
  • 1932-12-28 Harry Howell, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (NY Rangers 1952-69), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 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 - When we are happy), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1933-04-24 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter, born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 1933-05-26 Ted Rogers OC, Canadian entrepreneur and MLB team owner (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2008)
  • 1933-05-27 Ted Rogers, Canadian entrepreneur
  • 1933-07-08 Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice
  • 1933-07-18 R. Murray Schafer, Canadian composer (Patria), music educator, and environmentalist, 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
  • 1934-01-23 Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician & essayist, born in East Angus, Canada (d. 2003)

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, born in Montréal, Québec (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)
  • 1934-07-30 André Prévost, Canadian composer, born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 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 ("Hallelujah"; 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 scientist and CAF astronaut (STS 42-alt), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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)
  • 1935-04-25 James Peebles, Canadian American astrophysicist (Ostriker–Peebles criterion), 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1935-05-07 Isobel Warren, Canadian author and journalist
  • 1935-05-12 Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1935-05-22 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player (Milwaukee Braves), born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1935-06-02 Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist (The Stone Diaries) and short story writer, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1935-06-09 Diana Van Der Vlis, Canadian American actress (Lovespell, Girl in Black Stockings), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2001)
  • 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 Barbara Brilliant, Canadian TV host and journalist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 784 of 784

  • 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 Hall of Fame coach (Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins; Stanley Cup 2002-03 New Jersey Devils), dies from cancer at 58
  • 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 (Roger's Centre/Sky Dome, Toronto), 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 István Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian classical and electronic music composer(La Tourangelle; Winthrop), educator (McGill; Queens (Ontario) Universities), and writer (Alternative Voices), 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 (Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves), dies from cancer at 71
  • 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
  • 2013-12-11 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