Canadian History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,891

  • 1949-10-25 Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949-11-28 Victor Ostrovsky, Canadian/Israel, Mossad agent (By Way of Deception)
  • 1949-11-29 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1949-12-30 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • 1950-01-05 John Manley, Canadian politician
  • 1950-01-05 Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur
  • 1950-01-18 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
  • 1950-01-19 Grant Nordman, Canadian politician
  • 1950-01-20 Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player

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1950-03-26 Martin Short, Canadian comedian (SNL, SCTV, 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • 1950-05-16 Ray Condo, Canadian rockabilly musician
  • 1950-05-20 Yvon Lambert, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1950-06-21 Terry Miskolczi, Dunnville ON, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Alberta-3rd)
  • 1950-06-21 Anne Carson, Canadian poet
  • 1950-06-23 Douglas C. Lord, Canadian businessman
  • 1950-07-06 Hélène Scherrer, Canadian politician
  • 1950-07-18 Jack Layton, Canadian politician
  • 1950-07-20 Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
  • 1950-07-23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1950-08-02 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (d. 1994)

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1950-08-09 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", born in Welland, Ontario (d. 2010)

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • 1950-08-10 Rémy Girard, Canadian actor (Les Invasions barbares), born in Jonquière, Quebec
  • 1950-08-16 Stockwell Day, Canadian politician
  • 1950-09-05 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer, born in Wales

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1950-09-18 Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings), born in Kitchener, Ontario

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

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1950-10-31 John Candy, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1994)

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 1950-12-31 Robert Bryan Gilder, Corvallis OR, PGA golfer (1980 Canadian Open)
  • 1951-02-22 Elaine Tanner, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1951-02-24 Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
  • 1951-03-28 Karen Kain, Canadian ballerina
  • 1951-04-18 Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician
  • 1951-04-20 Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor (Nick Knight-Forever Knight, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1951-07-16 Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist
  • 1951-07-18 Bruce Alan Lietzke, Kansas City KS, PGA golfer (1978 Canadian Open)
  • 1951-08-21 Margo Kane, Canadian playwright, born in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1951-09-19 Daniel Lanois, Canadian record producer
  • 1951-09-28 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist
  • 1951-12-22 Charles de Lint, Canadian sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1951-12-29 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1952-01-30 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player
  • 1952-04-02 Dan Halldorson, Winnipeg, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 World Cup)
  • 1952-04-11 Michael Daly, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 BC Winter Tour), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1952-05-17 Howard Hampton, Canadian politician
  • 1952-05-20 Warren Cann, Victoria Canada, rock drummer (Ultravox)
  • 1952-06-16 Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer (Living Inside Myself), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1952-06-22 Graham Greene, Canadian actor
  • 1952-07-01 Dan Aykroyd, comedian and actor (SNL, Dragnet), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1952-07-09 Rod Boll, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics-96), born in Fillmore, Saskatchwan
  • 1952-07-10 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist/singer
  • 1952-08-21 Keith Hart, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1952-08-23 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952-08-28 Guy Nadon, Canadian actor
  • 1952-08-28 Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician
  • 1952-09-10 Vic Toews, Canadian politician
  • 1952-09-12 Neil Peart, Canadian musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings)
  • 1952-09-27 André Viger, French Canadian marathoner
  • 1952-10-01 Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey coach and executive
  • 1952-10-05 Duncan Regehr, Canadian actor
  • 1952-11-27 Sheila Copps, Canadian politician
  • 1952-12-12 Herb Dhaliwal, Canadian politician
  • 1952-12-14 Germain Houde, French Canadian actor
  • 1952-12-27 Jay Hill, Canadian politician
  • 1953-01-19 Richard Legendre, Canadian politician
  • 1953-02-16 Mike Ford, Canadian tour golfer (1976 Port Jefferson Open), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-03-10 Paul Haggis, Canadian film director
  • 1953-03-11 Bernie LaBarge, Canadian musician
  • 1953-04-04 Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician

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1953-04-18 Rick Moranis, Canadian actor (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs), born in Toronto, Ontario

Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Actor and Musician
Rick Moranis
  • 1953-07-09 Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer
  • 1953-07-11 Benny DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1953-07-13 Mila Mulroney, wife of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney
  • 1953-08-17 Robert Brent Thirsk, BC Canada, astronaut (STS 78)
  • 1953-09-15 Bruce Heuchan, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Alberta-7th)
  • 1953-09-16 Jerry Pate, Macon Ga, PGA golfer (US Open 1976, Canadian Open 1976)
  • 1953-09-16 Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist
  • 1953-09-30 S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author
  • 1953-10-15 Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier
  • 1953-10-28 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • 1953-11-04 Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian racing driver
  • 1953-11-09 Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
  • 1953-12-04 Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1953-12-13 Ray Stewart, Matsqui BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Dunhill Cup)
  • 1953-12-27 Arthur Kent [The Scud Stud], American newscaster (prominent Gulf War coverage for NBC), born in Alberta, Canada
  • 1954-01-03 Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
  • 1954-01-29 Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • 1954-02-03 Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1954-04-12 Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-04-17 Rowdy Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1954-04-20 Gilles Lupien, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1954-05-15 Bob Beauchemin, Winnipeg Canada, golfer (West Coast Open-1982, 83)
  • 1954-05-16 Dafydd "Dave" Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1954-05-28 John Tory, Canadian politician
  • 1954-07-07 Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-07-22 Pierre Lebeau, Canadian actor
  • 1954-07-23 Marisa DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1954-07-31 Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1954-08-06 Elma Miller, Canadian composer, born in Toronto

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1954-08-16 James Cameron, Canadian film director and writer (Titanic, Avatar), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 1954-08-22 John Colwell, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1954-08-24 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player

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