Profession: 17th Prime Minister of Canada
Why Famous: Served as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada from June to September 1984. He held the office of Prime Minister for only 79 days, the second shortest tenure in Canadian history.
Turner dissolved Parliament immediately after being sworn in as Prime Minister, and went on to lose the 1984 election in a landslide.
- 1963-05-11 Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)
- 1984-06-17 John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as Prime Minister of Canada
- 1984-09-17 Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th Prime Minister, succeeding John Turner