Canadian History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,179

  • 1935-10-15 Willie O'Ree, Canadian former professional ice hockey player and the first black player in the National Hockey League (Boston Bruins), born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • 1935-10-23 Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1935-12-21 Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician (Premier of Manitoba), born in Beausejour, Canada
  • 1936-01-24 Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter (My True Love), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 1936-02-09 "Stompin' Tom" Connors, Canadian country and folk singer-songwriter ("The Hockey Song"), born in St. John, New Brunswick, (d. 2013)
  • 1936-03-01 Monique Bégin, French-Canadian politician
  • 1936-03-21 Ed Broadbent, Canadian politician
  • 1936-03-24 David Suzuki, Canadian scientist and environmentalist
  • 1936-03-31 Bob Pulford, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, coach (coach: LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks), born in Newton Robinson, Ontario
  • 1936-04-22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1936-05-06 Bernard Lemaire, French Canadian businessman (Cascades), born in Drummondville, Quebec
  • 1936-05-27 Marcel Masse, Canadian politician
  • 1936-05-28 Claude Forget, French-Canadian politician
  • 1936-07-18 Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1936-07-28 Russ Jackson, Canadian football player, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1936-11-02 Lawrence Robert Shreve, Canadian pro wrestler (Abdullah the Butcher), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1937-01-25 Kathleen Tynan Halton, Canadian-British journalist & author, born in Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1937-01-31 Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (mayor of Quebec City), born in Sainte-Foy, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1937-02-26 Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
  • 1937-03-09 Bernard Landry, Premier of Quebec (2001-2003), born in Saint-Jacques, Quebec, Canada

Person of interestRoch Carrier

1937-05-13 Roch Carrier, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater), born in Sainte-Justine, Quebec

Novelist and Author of
Novelist and Author of "Contes"
Roch Carrier
  • 1937-06-04 Mortimer Zuckerman, Canadian-American media proprietor and CEO (US News & World Report, NY Daily News), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1937-06-28 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Masters 1969 runner-up), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1989)
  • 1937-07-12 Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer (Buenas Noches Mi Amor), born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1937-08-02 Garth Hudson, Canadian pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1937-08-16 David Anderson, Canadian politician
  • 1937-09-12 George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1937-10-19 Marilyn Bell, Canadian swimmer
  • 1937-11-09 Clyde Wells, Canadian politician, 5th Premier of Newfoundland, born in Buchans Junction, Newfoundland
  • 1937-11-11 Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • 1937-12-04 Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2018)

Person of interestFrank Mahovlich

1938-01-10 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, politician (6-time Stanley Cup winner, 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, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1995)
  • 1938-05-13 Laurent Beaudoin, French Canadian businessman (Bombardier)
  • 1938-05-24 Thomas "Tommy" Chong, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and cannabis rights activist (Cheech & Chong), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1938-05-26 Teresa Stratas [Anastasia Stratakis], Canadian operatic soprano (Salome), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1938-07-21 Anton Kuerti, Canadian composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1938-08-02 Pierre de Bané, French Canadian politician (Senator for De la Vallière, Quebec), born in Haifa, British Mandate for Palestine
  • 1938-08-08 Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 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
  • 1938-10-08 Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky, born in Canning, Ontario, Canada
  • 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
  • 1938-12-22 Lucien Bouchard, French-Canadian lawyer & politician, born in Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Quebec

Person of interestBobby Hull

1939-01-03 Bobby Hull, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1960, 62, 66; Hart Memorial Trophy 1965, 66), born in Pointe Anne, Ontario

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • 1939-01-11 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1939-01-31 Claude Gauthier, Canadian folk singer-songwriter, and actor, born in Lac-Saguay, Quebec
  • 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
  • 1939-05-09 Bruce Mather, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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
  • 1940-01-10 Guy Chevrette, Quebec politician, born in Québec, 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)
  • 1940-04-02 Don Jackson, CM OOnt, Canadian figure skater (World C'ship gold singles 1962; first triple lutz in international competition; Olympic bronze singles 1960), born in Oshawa, Ontario
  • 1940-04-16 Benoît Bouchard, French-Canadian public official and former politician, born in Roberval, Quebec
  • 1940-05-08 Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician
  • 1940-05-22 Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 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 (d. 2020)

TV Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
TV Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1940-08-24 Francine Lalonde, Canadian politician (Member of Parliament for La Pointe-de-l'Île), born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • 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.
  • 1940-12-02 Gerry Cheevers, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goalie and broadcaster (longest undefeated streak-32 games 1972; Boston Bruins), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 1940-12-06 Lawrence Bergman, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1940-12-23 Robert Labine, French-Canadian politician, born in Québec, Canada
  • 1941-01-09 Gilles Vaillancourt, Canadian politician, born in Laval-des-Rapides, Quebec
  • 1941-01-18 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1941-01-19 Pat Patterson, Canadian pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame; creator Royal Rumble), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • 1941-01-20 Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer and television host, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1941-04-05 Michael Moriarty, American-Canadian actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-06-02 Lou Nanne, Canadian-born American hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Sault Ste. Maria, Ontario
  • 1941-06-21 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor (Freaks and Geeks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-06-25 Denys Arcand, French Canadian film director (Jesus of Montreal), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
  • 1941-06-26 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist (L'enfirouapé), born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
  • 1941-07-01 Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1941-07-01 Myron Scholes, Canadian-American financial economist (Nobel 1997), born in Timmins, Ontario
  • 1941-07-02 Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter

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