On This Day

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Historical Events

  • 1918 Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hits a reef off Alaska, 398 die
  • 1973 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
  • 1993 Canada Liberal Party and Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
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Famous Birthdays

  • 1802 Joseph Montferrand, French-Canadian logger and strong man, born in St. Lawrence, Montreal (d. 1864)
  • 1891 Father Coughlin, Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster, born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1979)
  • 1912 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician, born in Vancouver (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (Mon oncle Antoine), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1990)
  • 1939 Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (Action: The October Crisis of 1970), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1949 Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec
  • 1966 Wendel Clark, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967 Kelly Chase, Canadian NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan

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1969 Samantha Bee, Canadian-American comedian, actress, and television host, born in Toronto, Ontario

Comedian and TV Host Samantha Bee
Comedian and TV Host
Samantha Bee
  • 1970 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1972 Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor and TV personality (Street Cents), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • 1974 Chris Murray, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Port Hardy, British Columbia
  • 1979 Milena Roucka, Canadian model and professional wrestler, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1995 Conchita Campbell, Canadian actress (The 4400), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

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