Pierre Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau

Full Name: Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau
Profession: Prime Minister of Canada


Biography: As head of the Liberal Party, he was Prime Minister of Canada twice, from 1968-1979 and from 1980-1984.

A charismatic leader, he inspired "Trudeaumania" in the late 1960s.

Born: October 18, 1919
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Libra

Died: September 28, 2000 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer

Married Life

  • 1971-03-04 Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author and actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada
  • 1984-04-02 Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (64) divorces Margaret Sinclair (35) due to irreconcilable differences, after 13 years of marriage

Historical Events

  • 1968-04-20 Pierre Trudeau sworn in as Canada's 15th Prime Minister
  • 1970-10-16 Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history.
  • 1974-05-08 Canadian government of Pierre Trudeau falls
  • 1974-07-09 Pierre Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election
  • 1979-05-22 Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1980-03-03 Pierre Trudeau sworn in, for the second time, as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1982-04-17 Proclamation of the Constitution Act by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
  • 1984-02-29 Pierre Trudeau announces he is stepping down after 15 years as Canadian Prime Minister
  • 1984-06-17 John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1984-06-30 Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

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