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Canada - Notable Historical Events

Jacques CartierJun 29, 1534

John A. MacdonaldJul 1, 1867

Alexander MackenzieNov 7, 1873

Sitting BullMay 5, 1877

Louis RielMar 19, 1885

John AbbottJun 16, 1891

James NaismithDec 15, 1891

John ThompsonDec 5, 1892

Mackenzie BowellDec 21, 1894

Charles TupperMay 1, 1896

Wilfrid LaurierJul 11, 1896

Guglielmo MarconiOct 17, 1907

George VJun 22, 1911

Robert BordenOct 10, 1911

Mackenzie KingDec 29, 1921

Arthur MeighenJun 29, 1926

FDRAug 18, 1938

Harry TrumanOct 8, 1945

Louis St. LaurentNov 15, 1948

Vincent MasseyJan 24, 1952

Elizabeth IIOct 14, 1957

DiefenbakerFeb 20, 1959

Lester B. PearsonApr 22, 1963

Pierre TrudeauApr 20, 1968

Neil YoungJan 6, 1971

John TurnerJun 17, 1984

Brian MulroneySep 17, 1984

ReaganJan 2, 1988

Kim CampbellJun 25, 1993

Jean ChretienNov 4, 1993

Paul MartinDec 12, 2003

Stephen HarperMar 20, 2004

Joe SakicDec 21, 2005

Mike BabcockJun 24, 2009

Justin TrudeauApr 14, 2013

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Canada - Historical Events
Date Event
1000-10-09

Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America

1497-06-24

John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia)

1534-06-29

Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada

1534-07-24

Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France

1536-07-09

French navigator Jacques Cartier returns to Saint-Malo from Canada

1541-08-23

French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.

1578-05-31

Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool's gold, used to pave streets in London.

1613-03-27

The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.

1620-06-03

Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

1642-05-18

Montreal, Canada, founded

1672-05-17

Frontenac becomes governor of New France (Canada)

1713-06-23

The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.

1760-06-04

Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.

1763-02-10

Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain

1771-05-07

Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada

1773-07-20

Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)

1775-05-17

American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada.

1780-05-19

About midday, near-total darkness descends on much of New England, only now known to be caused by forest fires in Canada

1783-05-18

First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States.

1789-06-03

Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)

1792-12-17

Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city

1793-07-22

Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.

1796-02-01

The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.

1812-07-11

US invades Canada (Detroit frontier)

1812-07-12

US forces led by Gen Hull invade Canada (War of 1812)

1812-10-13

Battle of Queenstown Heights, Brit beats US attempt to invade Canada

1813-05-27

Americans capture Ft George, Canada

1813-06-06

US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ont)

1813-10-05

Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British

1814-07-03

Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada (War of 1812)

1816-06-19

Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1818-04-16

Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border)

1818-10-20

49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada

1825-02-22

Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary

1826-08-19

Canada Co chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)

1827-08-10

Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)

1832-06-07

Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.

1837-03-24

Canada gives black citizens the right to vote

1837-05-25

The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.

1837-12-05

Uprising under William Lyon Mackenzie in Canada

1838-02-28

Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec)

1838-03-03

Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada

1840-07-23

Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada

1841-10-16

Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered

1842-08-09

US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty

1844-09-25

Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international

1845-05-28

Fire in Quebec, Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed

1848-03-11

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.

1849-04-25

The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.

1851-04-23

Canada issues its 1st postage stamps

1852-07-09

Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal Canada

1857-06-10

Britain passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system

1857-12-31

Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada

1858-01-01

Canada begins using decimal currency system

1867-03-08

The British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, and would serve as a constitution for Canada for the next 100 years

1867-07-01

The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister

1869-04-09

Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada

1869-10-05

A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.

1869-11-03

Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club forms

1869-12-08

Timothy Eaton founds T. Eaton Co. Limited in Toronto, Canada.

1869-12-18

Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club plays its 1st game

1870-02-12

Official proclamation sets April 15 as last day of grace for US silver coins to circulate in Canada

1870-04-15

Last day US silver coins allow to circulate in Canada

1870-05-12

Manitoba becomes a province of Canada

1870-07-15

Hudson's Bay & Northwest Territories transferred to Canada

1871-04-14

Canada sets denominations of currency as dollars, cents, & mills

1871-07-01

The decimal currency system is made uniform in Canada

1871-07-20

British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.

1872-04-14

Dominion Lands Act passed-Canada's Homestead Act

1872-06-14

Trade unions are legalised in Canada.

1873-05-23

Canada's North West Mounted Police Force forms

1873-06-22

Prince Edward Island joins Canada

1873-11-05

Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada

1873-11-07

Alexander Mackenzie becomes the second Prime Minister of Canada, succeeding John A. Macdonald

1874-09-12

1874 The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is founded.

1876-06-03

Lacrosse introduced in Britain & Canada

1876-08-10

1st phone call between Brantford & Paris, Canada

1876-08-12

Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup

1877-05-05

Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.

1878-07-01

Canada joins the Universal Postal Union.

1878-10-17

After serving as the opposition for five years, John A. Macdonald is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

1879-11-06

Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day

1880-06-24

First performance of "O Canada," the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.

1880-07-16

Dr. Emily Stowe becomes the first woman licenced to practice medicine in Canada.

1883-11-18

Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada

1885-03-19

Louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional government, Sask

1885-07-01

The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.

1885-07-02

Canada's North-west Insurrection ends with surrender of Big Bear

1890-07-01

Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable.

1891-06-16

John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister.

1891-06-29

Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation.

1891-12-15

James Naismith invents basketball (Canada)

1892-12-05

Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.

1894-12-21

Mackenzie Bowell becomes the 5th Prime Minister of Canada

1896-05-01

Seven days after parliament was dissolved, Charles Tupper is sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister of Canada

1896-07-01

Wilfrid Laurel sworn in as 1st French speaking premier of Canada

1896-07-08

Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

1896-07-11

Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada

1898-06-13

Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital

1900-04-19

4th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:39:44.4

1900-07-23

The Canadian government reviews immigration policy, prohibiting criminals and paupers from landing in Canada

1900-11-07

In Canada, the Liberal Government led by Wilfrid Laurier retains its majority

1901-04-19

5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6

1902-06-15

Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time

1902-07-29

Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US & Canada forms

1903-10-20

US wins disputed boundary between District of Alaska & Canada

1904-09-26

Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada

1905-09-01

Wilfrid Laurier oversees Alberta and Saskatchewan joining the Confederation of Canada

1906-03-27

Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba

1906-05-22

A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: these were the last British soldiers stationed in Canada

1906-08-29

Bridge in St Lawrence Canada caves in; 70 die

1907-04-19

11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24

1907-09-23

Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada

1907-10-17

Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.

1908-09-12

Canada appoints a Civil Service Commission, initiating a more equitable system for selecting civil servants

1910-04-19

14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4

1910-05-14

Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins

1910-05-17

Canada sets the designs for the 1-50 cent coins

1910-09-07

In the Hague, the International Court arbitrates a fishing-rights dispute between Newfoundland (still seperate from Canada) and the US

1911-06-22

King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

1911-10-10

Robert Borden becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Canada

1911-10-21

Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union

1911-12-29

Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins

1912-03-22

Agnes Martin, Macklin Canada, Canadian-American abstract painter

1914-04-20

18th Boston Marathon won by James Duffy of Canada in 2:25:01.2

1914-08-22

Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent

1915-04-19

19th Boston Marathon won by Edouard Fabre of Canada in 2:31:41.2

1916-02-03

Canada's original Parliament buildings, in Ottawa, burns down

1916-03-16

US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty

1917-01-02

Royal Bank of Canada takes over Quebec Bank

1917-07-25

Sir Thomas Whyte introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).

1918-08-08

WWI: The Battle of Amiens begins - Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks, The end of trench warfare

1921-12-29

Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada

1922-01-11

Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)

1922-06-29

France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes."

1924-03-27

Canada recognizes USSR

1925-06-10

Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.

1925-06-29

Canada House opens in London, England.

1926-04-19

30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4

1926-06-29

Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.

1926-07-01

Canada restores gold standard

1926-09-25

Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

1927-02-18

US & Canada begin diplomatic relations

1927-06-01

Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens

1927-08-07

Peace Bridge between US & Canada dedicated

1928-06-24

With declining business, the Great Gorge and International Railway begins using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada.

1929-01-02

US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls

1929-04-19

33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6

1929-09-21

1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton

1930-07-29

Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada

1930-10-29

1st Eastern Canada night CF game: Oshawa vs Toronto Balmy Beach

1931-10-10

A J Bennett hits H Garbarino for 1st scoring pass in Canada's Big 4

1931-12-11

Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Ireland, Newfndlnd

1932-06-17

Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada

1932-07-18

US & Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway

1933-03-04

Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.

1933-04-25

US & Canada drop Gold Standard

1934-04-19

38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8

1935-03-11

Bank of Canada opens

1935-04-12

Royal Proclamation sets design of Canada's new Jubilee Silver Dollar

1935-05-01

Canada's 1st silver dollar is circulated

1935-10-23

Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time

1936-01-06

Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)

1937-04-19

41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20

1938-08-18

FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada

1939-09-03

WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada

1939-09-10

Canada declares war on Germany

1939-09-10

Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany

1940-04-19

44th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:28.6

1940-06-10

Canada declares war on Italy.

1940-10-02

British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk

1941-01-03

Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)

1941-01-09

Maiden flight by Canada's British-built Avro Lancaster military plane

1942-07-05

Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada

1943-04-19

47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8

1943-08-04

British premier Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada

1943-11-18

First US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated

1944-04-18

48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4

1944-08-07

Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation

1944-08-08

Canada/Polish troops occupy Cramesnil/Secqueville/Cintheaux/St-Aignan

1944-09-11

FDR & Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference

1945-10-08

US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

1948-04-19

52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02

1948-11-15

Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada

1948-11-15

Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

1948-12-29

Canada recognizes Israel

1949-02-12

Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey

1949-03-31

Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province

1949-04-03

North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada

1950-01-19

Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane

1952-01-24

Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

1953-01-20

1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY

1954-10-15

Hurricane Hazel strikes US & Canada, 348 die

1957-05-27

Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.

1957-06-10

John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada

1957-06-18

John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada

1957-06-21

Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.

1957-06-21

Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

1957-08-01

US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

1957-10-04

Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.

1957-10-14

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.

1958-04-05

Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.

1958-05-19

US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

1958-06-17

The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day

1958-07-01

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.

1959-02-20

The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

1960-02-28

US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada

1962-03-15

Donald Jackson of Canada is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump

1962-09-28

Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched

1962-11-08

Canada government orders changing nickel back to round shape

1963-04-22

Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada

1963-11-29

Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, Canada

1964-11-16

Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission

1964-12-15

Canada adopts maple leaf flag

1965-02-15

Canada replaces Union Jack flag with Maple Leaf

1965-02-15

Maple Leaf becomes official flag of Canada

1965-11-09

Hurricane hits north east US/Canada

1965-11-09

Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.

1966-07-01

The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.

1966-08-10

Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again

1967-01-18

Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada

1967-07-01

Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867.

1967-10-27

Expo '67 closes in Montreal, Canada

1967-12-14

Lester B. Pearson (PM of Canada) announces that he is retiring from politics, and is succeeded by Pierre Trudeau

1968-04-20

Pierre Trudeau sworn in as Canada's 15th Prime Minister

1968-06-03

Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins

1968-08-01

Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins

1969-01-30

US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere

1969-04-08

1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9

1969-04-14

1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)

1969-05-14

Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada

1969-07-07

Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang

1970-07-05

Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109

1971-01-06

Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days

1971-04-01

US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere

1972-05-04

The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".

1972-06-16

The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador.

1972-08-10

1 million kg meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada

1972-09-28

Canada defeats the USSR in the eigth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series.

1973-07-07

Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women's mile (4:34.9)

1973-11-14

Canada begins production of Olympic coins

1973-12-12

Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)

1974-05-08

Canada government of Trudeau falls

1976-08-01

21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada

1976-10-22

Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

1977-02-27

Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada

1977-04-18

81st Boston Marathon won by Jerome Drayton of Canada in 2:14:46

1977-10-17

Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament

1978-03-09

Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk & Karponosov

1978-06-26

Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.

1979-04-22

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada

1979-05-22

Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada

1979-06-14

Canada all out 45 in Cricket World Cup v England, in 40 3 overs

1979-06-21

Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy

1979-09-05

Canada puts its first gold bullion coin on sale

1980-02-18

Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections

1980-03-03

Pierre Trudeau sworn in, for the second time, as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada

1980-07-01

'O Canada' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.

1980-12-05

Bank of Canada's Canadian Currency Museum opens

1982-01-09

5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855

1982-04-16

Queen Elizabeth proclaims Canada's new constitution

1982-04-17

Canada adopts its constitution

1982-04-18

Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act

1982-07-26

Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket

1982-07-26

Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe

1982-09-14

Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel

1983-06-02

Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati

1983-07-23

Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.

1984-06-17

John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as premier 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

1984-09-17

Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th PM succeeding John Turner

1985-05-29

Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.

1985-05-31

Tornados in Penn, Ohio, NY & Canada kill 88 & injured more than 1,000

1986-03-25

Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump

1986-08-28

Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium

1987-08-02

25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)

1987-08-30

Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec

1988-01-02

Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement

1988-01-28

Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional

1988-02-13

15th Winter Olympic games opens at Calgary, Canada

1988-02-28

15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada

1988-07-30

Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)

1988-08-13

Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min

1988-09-22

Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin

1988-09-24

Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100 m in 9.79 sec

1988-09-26

Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test

1988-11-25

Widespread earthquake hits North East US, Canada, no damage reported

1989-06-26

Canada updates coins with a new potrait of the Queen

1990-07-11

Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

1990-09-30

The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.

1991-06-15

Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois.

1991-07-23

James Farentino of Dynasty arrested in Canada for cocaine possession

1992-08-12

Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

1992-10-26

The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.

1993-06-25

Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)

1993-10-25

Canada Liberal Party/Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election

1993-11-04

Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

1995-01-01

Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory

1995-10-30

Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada

1995-12-12

CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31

1996-03-31

Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast

1996-09-16

1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto

1996-11-19

Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.

1997-09-02

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM

1997-09-02

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toronto Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM

1998-01-04

A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.

1998-02-17

USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal

1998-08-20

The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

2000-05-02

Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.

2001-09-14

Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.

2002-02-24

Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal

2002-03-04

Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.

2002-04-17

Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.

2002-05-11

Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa and Apeldoorn (May 2), 2000, symbolically linking both the Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.

2003-08-14

Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.

2003-12-07

The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

2003-12-12

Paul Martin becomes the Prime Minister of Canada

2003-12-12

Jean Chretien formally resigns as the Prime Minister of Canada

2004-01-21

Canada: The residence of reporter Juliet O'Neill is searched by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigating leaks concerning the deportation of Maher Arar.

2004-03-20

Stephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party's first leader.

2005-02-01

Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage.

2005-07-20

Canada becomes the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the bill C-38 receives its Royal Assent.

2005-08-04

Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th — and first black — Governor General.

2005-11-01

First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.

2005-12-21

Joe Sakic is named captain of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team

2006-04-08

Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.

2006-11-27

The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

2007-01-22

The jury portion of the trial against Robert Pickton, accused of being Canada's worst serial killer, opens in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

2008-06-11

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official historic apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children were isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.

2008-11-28

Canada remains the only OECD country out of the recession at this time

2009-06-24

Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics (they would win the gold medal)

2009-07-23

The Bank of Canada announces the end of the recession even though it remains nascent and still dependent on government stimulus money

2009-11-30

Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation

2011-09-15

In Canada, the St. Thomas Assembly plant is closed permanently after decades of providing employing to the region of St. Thomas, Ontario and resulting in the loss of roughly 1,400 well-paid jobs

2012-05-30

A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre

2012-06-21

Moody's downgrades 15 major banks in the UK, US, Canada and Europe

2012-08-26

A Legionella outbreak in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 and infects 104

2012-09-07

Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada

2013-02-08

A massive blizzard begins in the US and Canada that resulted in 15 deaths, 5,300 cancelled flights, and loss of power for 900,000 people

2013-03-15

Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men's 2013 World Figure Skating Championships

2013-04-07

Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada

2013-04-14

Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

2013-07-22

Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the second team, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

2013-09-17

6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada

2015-11-04

Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's Prime Minister

2016-03-10

Over dinner, Obama and Trudeau to celebrate thaw in US-Canada relations

2016-03-10

Obama and Justin Trudeau of Canada Unveil Efforts to Fight Climate Change

2016-04-05

Canada seeks 'Panama Papers' data, major bank defends practices

2016-04-26

John Ridsdel: Hostage from Canada killed in Philippines

2016-05-06

Alberta wildfire may stall Canada's second-quarter growth

2016-05-07

Wildfire continues to burn near Fort McMurray in Canada

2016-05-14

Canada's Trudeau tours Alberta oil town ravaged by wildfire

2016-05-18

Canada fires cost oil sands production $985m

2016-08-09

Rugby: First rugby medal in 92 years goes to Canada with women's bronze

2016-11-30

Canada PM Approves Controversial Pipeline to Pacific Coast

2017-02-12

Canada man who beheaded bus passenger granted freedom

2017-04-11

US, Mexico, Canada join to launch 2026 World Cup bid

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Canada - Notable Birthdays

James WolfeJan 2, 1727

John A. MacdonaldJan 11, 1815

Charles TupperJul 2, 1821

Alexander MackenzieJan 28, 1822

Mackenzie BowellDec 27, 1823

John ThompsonNov 10, 1845

James NaismithNov 6, 1861

Arthur MeighenJun 16, 1874

Davidson BlackJul 25, 1884

Vincent MasseyFeb 20, 1887

Marshall McLuhanJul 21, 1911

Pierre TrudeauOct 18, 1919

William ShatnerMar 22, 1931

Jean ChretienJan 11, 1934

Don CherryFeb 5, 1934

Peter JenningsJul 29, 1938

Paul MartinAug 28, 1938

Brian MulroneyMar 20, 1939

Kim CampbellMar 10, 1947

Geddy LeeJul 29, 1953

Stephen HarperApr 30, 1959

Chris HadfieldAug 29, 1959

Ron MacLeanApr 12, 1960

Raymond bourqueDec 28, 1960

Mike BabcockApr 29, 1963

Steve YzermanMay 9, 1965

Celine DionMar 30, 1968

Joe SakicJul 7, 1969

Martin BrodeurMay 6, 1972

Canada - Birthdays
Date Event
1727-01-02

James Wolfe, Westerham, Kent, England, British Army officer, defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec

1752-02-25

John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)

1783-05-09

Alexander Ross, Canada, pioneer/fur trader

1796-11-06

George Back, English sea officer/explorer (North Canada)

1804-05-12

Robert Baldwin, (L) help establish government in Canada (or 1904)

1807-10-04

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician, prime minister of the Province of Canada (d. 1864)

1815-01-11

John A. Macdonald, Glasgow Scotland, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891)

1818-01-17

Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64)

1818-11-29

George Brown, Canada, publisher (Toronto Globe), PM (L) (1858)

1821-07-02

Charles Tupper, Amherst Nova Scotia, (C) 6th Prime Minister of Canada (69-day term)

1822-01-28

Alexander Mackenzie, Logierait Scotland, (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)

1823-04-06

Joseph Medill, St John NB Canada, newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune)

1823-12-27

Mackenzie Bowell, Rickinghall England, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-1896)

1838-09-16

James J Hill, Canada, RR entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad)

1839-05-08

Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist (O Canada) (d. 1920)

1841-03-03

John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Depths of the Ocean)

1845-01-14

Henry C K Petty-Fitzmaurice 5th marquess of Landsdowne/gov-gen Canada

1845-11-10

John Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, (C) 4th PM of Canada (1892-94)

1847-02-25

John Watson, Canada, philosopher (Objective Idealism)

1849-07-12

William Osler, Canada, physician/author (circulatory system)

1850-05-01

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (d. 1942)

1850-05-01

Prince Arthur, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1852-05-11

Charles W. Fairbanks, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1859-09-17

Frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator

1861-11-06

James Naismith, Almonte, Canada, inventor (basketball, football helmet), (d.1939)

1863-05-14

John Charles Fields, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal

1869-12-30

Stephen Leacock, Canada, economist/humorist/professor

1874-04-14

Count Alexander, of Athlone, gov-gen (South-Africa/Canada)

1874-06-16

Arthur Meighen, Anderson Ontario, (C) 9th PM of Canada (1920-21, 1926)

1875-08-26

John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)

1875-11-10

Maude Eburne, Canada, actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman)

1879-05-25

W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker

1879-06-22

Thibaudeau Rinfret, jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1962)

1879-11-03

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Canada, Arctic explorer/ethnologist

1880-08-29

Marie-Louise Meilleur, Canada, lived past 117

1884-07-25

Davidson Black, Canada, Paleoanthropologist and doctor of anatomy (identified Peking Man)

1887-02-20

Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

1887-10-31

Edouard Lalonde, Canada, NHLer (Mont Canadiens)/lacrosse player

1890-03-03

Norman Bethune, Canada, Doctor in Spain & China

1891-02-10

Harold RLG, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Gov-gen of Canada (1945-52)

1896-06-30

Wilfred Pelletier, Montreal Canada, conductor (Voice of Firestone)

1896-08-30

Raymond Massey, Toronto Canada, actor (Dr Gillespie-Dr Kildare)

1900-04-19

Roland Michener, Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)

1901-03-15

Colin McPhee, Montreal Canada, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles)

1901-10-22

Charles Huggins, Canada, US physician

1902-06-19

Guy Lombardo, London Ontario Canada, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne)

1902-11-28

Victor Jory, Dawson City Canada, actor (Kings Row, Manhunt)

1903-01-03

Charles Foulkes, Canada, general

1903-02-22

Morley Callaghan, Canada, author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)

1904-05-16

Hugh Plaxton, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1928)

1906-01-01

Frank Stack, Canada, speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1932)

1906-03-28

Joseph Wright, Canada, oarsman (Olympic-gold-1928)

1907-01-16

Alexander Knox, Canada, actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)

1907-03-03

Canada Lee, NYC, actor (Lost Boundaries)

1907-03-03

Canada Lee, Lifeboat

1907-09-03

Andrew Brewin, Canada, lawyer/cofound New Democratic Party

1907-09-15

Fay Wray, Alberta Canada, actress-King Kong's main squeeze

1908-02-13

Gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer

1908-10-24

John Tuzo Wilson, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics)

1909-11-15

Don Large, Canada, choral director (Wayne King)

1910-10-08

Raymod Gray Lewis, Ontario Canada, 4X400 relayer (Olympic-bronze-1932)

1910-10-27

Jack Carson, Manitoba Canada, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce)

1911-07-21

Marshall McLuhan, Canada, writer (Medium is the Massage)

1912-01-02

Barbara Pentland, Winnipeg Canada, composer

1912-04-26

A. E. van Vogt, Canada, sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn) (d. 2000)

1912-07-17

Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)

1913-03-11

John Jacob Weinzweig, Toronto Canada, composer (Enchanted Hill)

1913-04-04

Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)

1913-09-15

Henry Dreyfus Brant, Montreal Canada, composer (Great American Goot)

1914-05-09

Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)

1914-09-28

Harold Taylor, Canada, educator (Art & the Future)

1915-02-12

Lorne Greene, Ottawa Canada, actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica)

1915-10-27

Harry Saltzman, St Johns NB Canada, producer (Goldfinger)

1915-11-15

Albert Pullinger, Young Canada at School

1916-02-23

George Abel, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972)

1916-05-01

Glenn Ford, Quebec Canada, actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway)

1917-02-06

Arthur Gold, Toronto, Canada, pianist

1917-05-21

Raymond Burr, BC Canada, actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla)

1919-01-19

Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)

1919-05-05

George London, Montreal Canada, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto)

1919-10-18

Pierre Trudeau, Montreal Quebec, 15th Prime Minister of Canada

1919-11-05

Elisa Lamotte, La cabane au Canada

1920-02-07

Oscar Brand, Winnipeg Canada, folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh)

1920-11-02

Ann Rutherford, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, actress, (d. 2012)

1921-06-08

Alexis Smith, Penticton BC Canada, actress (Jessica-Dallas, Follies)

1921-10-20

Pierre Laporte, Canada, journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)

1922-01-09

Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)

1922-03-20

Jack Kruschen, Winnipeg Canada, actor (Papa-Webster, Busting Loose)

1922-08-01

Arthur Hill, Saskatchewan Canada, actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter)

1922-10-17

Pierre Juneau, Montreal, Canada, film and broadcast executive, (d. 2012)

1922-12-18

Larry D Mann, Toronto Canada, actor (Marty-Accidental Family), (d. 2014)

1923-02-04

Conrad Bain, Alberta Canada, actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), (d. 2013)

1923-04-25

Melissa Hayden, Toronto Canada, ballerina (1961 Silver Bowl)

1923-08-25

Monty Hall, Winnipeg Canada, TV game show host (Lets Make a Deal)

1923-11-01

Gordon R[upert] Dickson, Canada, sci-fi author (Genetic General)

1924-05-04

Ward Cornell, Hockey Night in Canada

1924-11-04

Howie Meeker, Hockey Night in Canada

1926-06-03

Colleen Dewhurst, Montreal Canada, actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey)

1926-10-29

Jon[athan Stewart] Vickers, Prince Albert, Canada, tenor

1927-10-03

Kenojuak Asheva, Ikirasaq, Canada, Inuit artist, (d. 2013)

1927-12-18

Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada

1928-01-03

Frank Ross Anderson, Canada, International Chess Master (1954)

1928-10-03

Erik Bruhn, Copenhagen Denmark, dancer (Natl Ballet of Canada)

1928-12-19

Galt MacDermot, Montreal Canada, composer (Letting Down My Hair)

1929-04-10

Abraham Rotstein, Canada for Canadians

1930-07-25

Maureen Forrester, Montreal Canada, contralto (Ressurection Symphony)

1931-03-22

William Shatner, Montreal Canada, actor (Star Trek, T J Hooker)

1931-04-22

Robert Dickson, Canada, ice hockey player (1948)

1931-06-07

Lang Jeffries, Ontario Canada, actor (Skip-Rescue 8)

1931-08-10

Brian McFarlane, Hockey Night in Canada

1932-02-24

John Vernon, Canada, actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry)

1932-08-11

Israel H. Asper, Canada's Magnificent Snowbirds: The First 20 Years

1932-08-28

Andy Bathgate, Canada, NY Ranger (1958 NHL MVP)

1932-09-14

Harry Sinden, NHL player/coach (Team Canada)

1932-09-25

Glenn Herbert Gould, Toronto Canada, pianist (sued Steinway Piano)

1932-09-28

Michael G[reatrex] Coney, Canada, sci-fi author (Cat Karina)

1933-07-18

Raymund Murray Schafer, Sarnia Ontario, Canada, composer (Patria)

1934-01-11

Jean Chretien, Shawinigan Quebec, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (1993-2003)

1934-02-05

Don Cherry, Kingston Ontario, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada)

1934-03-16

Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)

1935-01-04

Kenneth Money, Canada, astronaut (STS 42-alt)

1935-01-17

Jim Robson, Hockey Night in Canada

1935-03-02

Al Waxman, Toronto Canada, actor (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs 3, Spasms)

1935-03-19

Burt Metcalfe, Saskatchewan Canada, actor/dir (Father of the Bride)

1935-04-02

Sharon Acker, Toronto Canada, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason 1973)

1936-01-24

Jack Scott, Canada, rocker (My True Love)

1936-10-09

Don Wittman, Hockey Night in Canada

1937-03-09

Harry Neale, Hockey Night in Canada

1937-08-02

Garth Hudson, Canada, pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival)

1938-07-29

Peter Jennings, Toronto Canada, news anchor (ABC Evening News)

1938-08-28

Paul Martin, Windsor Ontario, 21st Prime Minister of Canada (2003-2006)

1938-10-19

Peter Workman, Canada

1938-11-16

Walter Learning, Canada Russia '72

1938-11-26

Rich Little, Ottawa Canada, impressionist/actor (Love on a Rooftop)

1939-02-10

Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada

1939-02-10

Adrienne Clarkson, Adrienne Clarkson Presents: A Tribute to Peppiatt & Aylesworth: Canada's First Television Comedy Team

1939-03-20

Brian Mulroney, Baie-Comeau Quebec, (P-C) 18th PM of Canada (1984-93)

1939-04-27

Jerry Mercer, Montreal Canada, rock drummer (April Wine)

1940-09-30

Harry Winston Jerome, Sask Canada, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1964)

1941-07-01

Rod Gilbert, Canada, NHL wing (NY Rangers)

1941-11-29

Dennis Doherty, Halifax Canada, rocker (Mamas & The Papas)

1942-04-02

Richard Canada, Oliver Twist

1942-08-09

David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)

1942-09-30

Dewey Martin, Canada, rock vocalist/drummer (Buffalo Springfield)

1943-05-11

Nancy Greene, Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1968)

1943-07-05

Robbie Robertson, [Jamie], Toronto Canada, rock guitarist (Band)

1943-09-07

Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada

1943-11-07

Joni Mitchell, [Roberta J Anderson], Alberta Canada, singer (Clouds)

1943-12-28

David Peterson, Toronto, premier of Ontario Canada (L) (1982- )

1944-12-24

Daniel Johnson Jr., Breaking Point: Canada/Quebec - The 1995 Referendum

1945-03-02

Gordon Thompson, Ottawa Canada, actor (Adam Carrington-Dynasty)

1945-05-27

Bruce Cockburn, Ottawa Canada, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker)

1945-06-20

[Morna] Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia Canada, singer (Snow Bird)

1946-04-18

Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canada, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)

1946-06-07

Jenny Jones, [Janina Stronski], Canada, comedienne (Jenny Jones Show)

1946-06-24

David Collenette, Breaking Point: Canada/Quebec - The 1995 Referendum

1946-07-07

Jim Day, Canada, equestrian show jumper (Olympic-gold-1968)

1946-10-24

Jerry Edmonton, Canada, rock drummer (Steppenwolf)

1946-12-17

Eugene Levy, Hamilton Canada, comedian/writer (SCTV)

1947-03-10

[Avril] Kim Campbell, Port Alberni British Columbia, Canada's 1st female and 19th Prime Minister (1993 )

1948-01-15

Tommy Nolan, Montreal Canada, actor (Jody-Buckskin)

1948-01-19

Frank McKenna, Breaking Point: Canada/Quebec - The 1995 Referendum

1948-01-29

Marc Singer, Vancouver Canada, actor (V, Dallas)

1948-03-17

William [Ford] Gibson, Canada, sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)

1948-04-24

Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, (d. 2013)

1948-08-19

Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter

1948-11-05

Donnie McDougall, The Guess Who: Running Back Thru Canada

1948-11-24

Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)

1948-11-27

Dave Winthrop, Exclusif... Canada

1949-03-24

Steve Lang, Montreal Canada, rock bassist (April Wine)

1949-05-03

Ron Canada, Wedding Crashers

1949-05-11

Charles Canada, Falling Up

1949-05-26

Dayle Haddon, Montreal Quebec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)

1949-11-25

Peter Riden, Canada Naturally: The Film (Part One)

1949-12-03

Heather Menzies, Toronto Canada, actress (Jessica-Logan's Run)

1950-06-02

Joanna Gleason, Toronto Canada, actress (Morgan-Hello Larry)

1950-08-16

Stockwell Day, Canada's Dance with China/The Super-Rich, and the Rest of Us/Fiscal Cliff-onomics

1950-12-18

Martha Johnson, Toronto Canada, rocker (M+M)

1951-02-24

Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)

1952-03-24

Nicholas Campbell, Toronto Canada, actor (Nick-Insiders)

1952-05-20

Warren Cann, Victoria Canada, rock drummer (Ultravox)

1952-07-01

Dan Aykroyd, Ottawa Canada, comedian/actor (SNL, Dragnet)

1952-09-12

Neil Peart, Canada, musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings)

1953-05-14

Tom Cochrane, Toronto Canada, rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider)

1953-07-29

Geddy Lee, Toronto Canada, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer)

1953-08-17

Robert Brent Thirsk, BC Canada, astronaut (STS 78)

1953-08-27

Alex Lifeson, Toronto Canada, rock guitarist (Rush)

1953-12-17

Mark Gane, Toronto Canada, rocker (M+M)

1954-03-13

Robin Duke, Toronto Canada, comedienne (SNL, SCTV, Club Paradise)

1954-05-15

Bob Beauchemin, Winnipeg Canada, golfer (West Coast Open-1982, 83)

1954-05-16

[Dafydd] Rhys Williams, Saskatoon Canada, MD/astronaut (sk: STS 90)

1954-10-05

Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards & Warriors)

1954-10-21

Brian V. Tobin, Breaking Point: Canada/Quebec - The 1995 Referendum

1954-11-20

Frank Marino, Montreal Canada, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush)

1955-01-08

Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy)

1955-03-16

Andy Scott, Breaking Point: Canada/Quebec - The 1995 Referendum

1955-04-25

Jane Stewart, Breaking Point: Canada/Quebec - The 1995 Referendum

1955-11-29

Howie Mandel, Toronto Canada, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere)

1956-04-13

Matthew Coon Come, Breaking Point: Canada/Quebec - The 1995 Referendum

1956-07-15

Kathy Kreiner, Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)

1957-01-31

Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Alberta Canada, WWF champion

1957-05-08

Jeff Wincott, Toronto Canada, actor (Night Heat)

1957-06-25

Greg Millen, Hockey Night in Canada

1957-07-06

Ron Duguay, Canada, hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)

1957-08-01

Glen Gorbous, Canada, longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10")

1957-08-20

Cindy Nicholas, Canada, swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times)

1957-09-06

Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada

1958-10-01

Paul McKenna, Cab to Canada

1958-10-17

France St Louis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1959-01-04

Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)

1959-04-17

Teri Austin, Toronto Canada, actress (Terminal Choice, Knots Landing)

1959-04-30

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

1959-06-30

Michel Dion, Quebec City Canada, Rifle shooter (Olympics-24-92, 96)

1959-08-29

Chris Hadfield, Sarnia Ontario Canada, RCAF/astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99)

1959-11-09

Karin Mundinger, Toronto Canada, LPGA golfer (1985 Singapore Open-2nd)

1959-11-29

Neal Broten, Roseau Canada, NHL center (NJ Devils)

1960-02-18

Andy Moog, NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988)

1960-04-12

Ron MacLean, Zweibrücken Germany, Canadian sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada)

1960-12-28

Raymond bourque, Saint-Laurent Quebec, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Boston)

1961-01-27

Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)

1961-03-11

Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)

1961-09-12

Mylene Farmer, Montreal Canada, french singer (Cendres de Lune)

1961-12-18

Brian Orser, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)

1962-01-08

Sass Jordan, Canada's Idol Is...

1962-01-17

Jim Carrey, Ontario Canada, actor (Living Color, Dumb & Dumber, Mask)

1962-02-10

Jean-Marie Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)

1962-05-31

Corey Hart, Montreal Canada, vocalist (I Wear My Sunglasses at Night)

1962-06-02

Laura Witvoet, Alberta Canada, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning-52nd)

1962-08-06

Gwendolyn Gresham, Canada Remembers: Their Achievements and Sacrifices

1963-03-01

Ron Francis, Sault Ste Marie, NHL center (Pitts Penguins, Team Canada)

1963-04-29

Mike Babcock, Manitouwadge Ontario, NHL Coach (Anaheim, Detroit, Team Canada)

1963-05-25

Mike Myers, Canada, comedian (SNL, Wayne's World) [or Jun 25]

1963-05-26

Richard Crouse, Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film

1963-06-04

Carey Nelson, Canada, marathoner (Olympics-96)

1963-07-11

Al MacInnis, Inverness NS, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, St Louis)

1963-10-03

Patrick Flatley, Hockey Night in Canada

1964-04-01

Scott Stevens, Kitchener, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team Canada)

1964-05-24

Pat Verbeek, Sarnia Ont, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers)

1964-07-14

Barbara Chiu, Canton China, Canada table tennis player (Oly-33-92, 96)

1964-12-05

Randy A. Riddle, Raider in Canada: Portrait of Sean Martin

1964-12-19

Lorie Kane, PEI Canada, LPGA golfer (du Maurier Ltd-1994, 95)

1965-05-09

Steve Yzerman, Cranbrook British Columbia, NHL forward (Team Canada, Detroit)

1965-05-10

Linda Evangelista, St Catherines Canada, supermodel (Elite)

1965-05-12

Stacy Wilson, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1965-07-16

Claude Lemieux, Buckingham Que, NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado)

1965-07-25

Tom Dvorak, Braunschwieg GER, Canada equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)

1965-08-07

Elizabeth Manley, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)

1965-08-27

Patricia Hy-Boulais, Phnom Penh Kampuchea, Canada tennis (Oly-92, 96)

1965-11-08

Mike Peluso, Pengilly Canada, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)

1965-12-10

Jennifer Wyatt, Vancouver Canada, golfer (1992 Crestar-Farm Fresh)

1966-01-23

Janai P. Canada, Pictures of Baby Jane Doe

1966-01-30

Danielle Goyette, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1966-03-25

Jeff Healey, Canada, blind pop guitarist (See the Light)

1966-04-21

Judy Diduck, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)

1966-05-21

Manon Kelley, Quebec City Canada, actress (Red Lips 2)

1966-06-18

Doug Bodger, Chemainus BC, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, San Jose)

1966-07-27

Al Charron, Rugby Union forward (Canada)

1966-08-13

Shayne Corson, NHL forward (Team Canada Oly-1998, Montreal)

1966-09-10

Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL forward (Dallas Stars, Team Canada 1998)

1966-10-05

Therese Brisson, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)

1966-12-14

Bill Ranford, Brandon Man, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Boston)

1967-04-12

Cameron K. Smith, The Closer You Get to Canada

1967-04-29

Curtis Joseph, Keswick Ont, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Edmonton Oilers)

1967-06-19

Eric Schweig, Inuvik Canada, actor (Dead Man's Walk)

1967-08-26

Sonia Laplante, Canada Russia '72

1967-10-01

Geraldine Heaney, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)

1967-10-09

Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canada, tennis player/actress (Spring Fever)

1967-12-16

Donovan Bailey, Manchester Jamaica, Canada 100m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)

1968-01-09

Katie Anderson, Kingston Jamaica, Canada 100m hurdler (Oly-7th-92, 96)

1968-02-11

Sandee Birdsong, MasterChef Canada

1968-03-30

Celine Dion, Quebec Canada, singer (I'm Your Woman)

1968-06-29

Theoren Fleury, Oxbow Sask, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames, Canada)

1968-07-02

Mark Tewsksbury, Canada swimmer (world record backstroke)

1968-07-21

Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)

1969-06-04

Tine Moberg-Parker, Oslo Norway, Canada Europe class yachter (Oly-96)

1969-06-14

Eric Desjardins, Rauyn Quebec, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Canada)

1969-06-17

Karen Nystrom, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)

1969-07-07

Joe Sakic, Burnaby British Columbia, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 98/02)

1969-07-08

Lori Hallier, Victoria BC Canada, actress (Shannon-Santa Barbara)

1969-09-17

Rob Zamuner, NHL forward (Tampa Bay Lightning, Team Canada 1998)

1969-11-15

Helen Kelesi, Canada, tennis star

1969-12-10

Rob Blake, Simcoe Ont, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, LA Kings)

1969-12-12

Kris Wirtz, Red Deer Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)

1970-04-08

Canada Johanna Gordon, Vanilla Sky

1970-05-18

Vicky Sunohara, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1970-08-09

Rod Brind'amour, Ottawa, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team Canada 98)

1970-08-22

Jean-Michel Bombardier, Brantford Ont Canada, ice pairs (1995, 96 Can)

1970-11-03

Andrea Alton, Be My Valentine, Franny Canada

1970-11-04

Corey Schwab, North Battleford Canada, NHL goalie (NJ Devils)

1970-11-15

Lesley Reddon, ice hockey goalie (Canada, Oly-98)

1970-12-03

Laura Schuler, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1971-03-23

Renette Cruz, Miss Universe-Canada (1996)

1971-03-23

Yasmeen Ghauri, Montrael Canada, model (Valentino Perfume)

1971-04-15

Guivi Sissaouri, Tbilisi Georgia, Canada freestyle wrestler (Oly-s-96)

1971-07-10

Adam Foote, Toronto, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada)

1971-08-10

Martin Quinney, Quesnel BC, Canada Tour golfer (1994 Glen Meadows-2nd)

1972-05-06

Dean Larsson, BC Canada, Nike golfer (1994 Monterrey Open-46th)

1972-05-06

Martin Brodeur, Montreal Quebec, NHL goalie (NJ Devils, Team Canada)

1972-07-03

Leigh Andrew-Pearso, North Vancouver BC Canada, 470 yachter (Oly-96)

1972-11-14

Lori Dupuis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1972-12-22

Kirk Maltby, It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey

1973-07-21

Stephen Clarke, Sutton Coldfield England, Canada swimmer (Oly-br-92, 96)

1973-08-02

Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1973-10-31

Fiona Smith, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)

1973-11-22

Cassie Campbell, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)

1973-12-05

Shalom Harlow, Toronto Canada, model (House of Style, Harper's Bazaar)

1974-01-24

Kristy Sargeant, Edmonton Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)

1974-02-16

Kathy McCormack, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)

1974-06-13

Elli Overton, Canada, Australian swimmer (Olympics-5th-92, 96)

1974-10-10

Chris Pronger, NHL defenseman (Team Canada Oly-1998, St. Louis)

1975-01-01

Becky Kellar, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)

1975-04-10

Eric Canada, I Am Legend

1975-11-04

Eric Fichaud, Anjou Canada, NHL goalie (NY Islanders)

1976-01-27

Brian Canada, Rules of the Game

1976-10-10

Shane Doan, It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey

1976-9-13

José Théodore, It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey

1977-05-14

Jayna Hefford, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1977-06-12

Wade Redden, It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey

1977-06-19

Sahara MacDonald, Popstars: Canada

1978-07-05

Carmen Kempt, Miss Canada Universe (1997)

1978-08-12

Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1978-12-14

Andrea Henry, Popstars: Canada

1978-9-05

Rob MacDonald, UFC 58: USA vs. Canada

1979-01-16

Brendan Morrow, It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey

1979-01-23

Scott Hannan, It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey

1979-03-24

Bibiana Steinhaus, Canada vs. New Zealand

1979-04-04

Roberto Luongo, It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey

1979-04-11

Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Miss World Canada 2003, Singer/Songwriter, Human Rights Activist

1979-05-01

Jennifer Botterill, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1979-06-19

Elsa Bangz, World Sex Tour 24: Canada

1979-10-13

Ryan Malcolm, Canada's Idol Is...

1979-9-15

Patrick Marleau, It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey

1980-07-10

Julie Crochetiere, Popstars: Canada

1980-10-06

Michael Goldberg, Five Days to Fame: The Miss World Canada Story

1981-01-21

Dany Heatley, It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey

1981-04-29

Maiko Watson, Popstars: Canada

1981-11-11

Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe Canada 2005

1981-11-26

Mirella Dell'Aquila, Popstars: Canada

1981-12-25

Michael Gillespie, Authentic: Young Rival's Journey Through Canada

1982-10-25

Gary Beals, Canada's Idol Is...

1983-9-27

Jay Boouwmeester, It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey

1984-9-01

Jimmy MacKinley, Canada Russia '72

1985-06-11

Josh Ramsay, Canada, singer-songwriter (Marianas Trench)

1985-07-26

Audrey de Montigny, Canada's Idol Is...

1987-07-07

Lena Ma, Miss World Canada 4th runner-up

1990-9-24

Jonelle Filigno, Canada vs. New Zealand

Canada - Notable Weddings

John A. MacdonaldSep 1, 1843

Charles TupperOct 8, 1846

Mackenzie BowellDec 23, 1847

John AbbottJul 26, 1849

Alexander MackenzieJun 17, 1853

Wilfrid LaurierAug 13, 1868

John ThompsonJul 5, 1870

Robert BordenSep 25, 1889

Arthur MeighenJun 24, 1904

Louis St. LaurentMay 19, 1908

Georges VezinaJun 3, 1908

Lucy Maud MontgomeryJul 5, 1911

Lester B. PearsonAug 22, 1925

Jacques PlanteApr 30, 1949

John DiefenbakerDec 8, 1953

Jean ChretienSep 10, 1957

John TurnerMay 11, 1963

Pierre TrudeauMar 4, 1971

Brian MulroneyMay 26, 1973

Joe ClarkJun 30, 1973

Bobby OrrSep 8, 1973

John CandyApr 28, 1979

Wayne GretzkyJul 17, 1988

Patrick RoyJun 9, 1990

Mario LemieuxJun 26, 1993

Stephen HarperDec 11, 1993

Celine DionDec 17, 1994

Canada - Weddings
Date Event
1843-09-01

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (28) weds his cousin Isabella Clark

1846-10-08

Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (25) weds Frances Amelia Morse (20) in Amherst, Nova Scotia

1847-12-23

Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell (24) weds Harriet Moore

1849-07-26

Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott (28) weds Mary Bethune at bride's parents home

1853-06-17

Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie (31) weds second wife Jane Sym

1867-02-16

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London

1868-08-13

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier (26) weds Zoé Lafontaine (27) in Montreal, Canada

1870-07-05

Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine

1889-09-25

Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden (34) weds Laura Bond

1904-06-24

Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen (30) weds Jessie Isabel Cox

1908-05-19

Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent (26) weds Jeanne Renault

1908-06-03

NHL goaltender Georges Vezina (21) weds Marie Adelaide Stella Morin in Chicoutimi, Canada

1911-07-05

"Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery (36) weds Ewen MacDonald in Prince Edward Island, Canada

1925-08-22

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (28) weds teacher Maryon Elspeth Moody (23)

1949-04-30

Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada

1953-12-08

Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada

1957-09-10

Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien (23) weds Aline Chaine (21) in Canada

1963-05-11

Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)

1971-03-04

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

1973-05-26

Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)

1973-06-30

Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)

1973-09-08

Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

1979-04-28

Actor and comedian John Candy (28) weds Rosemary Margaret Hobor at St. Basil's Church in Toronto, Canada

1988-07-17

NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

1990-06-09

NHL goaltender Patrick Roy (25) weds Michele Piuze at Saint-Sacrement Church in Quebec, Canada

1993-06-26

NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

1993-12-11

Canada's PM Stephen Harper (34) weds Laureen Teskey (30)

1994-12-17

Queen of Pop Celine Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada

2005-06-01

"The Amazing Race 7" executive assistant Alex Ali and Lynn Warren in Ottawa, Canada

2005-09-17

Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a resort on Lake Louise in Calgary, Canada

2005-12-31

Olympic gold medal skater Jamie Sale (28) weds her pair figure skater David Pelletier (31) at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Canada

2006-12-30

Canadian pair figure skaters David Pelletier (31) weds partner Jamie Sale (28) at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in Alberta, Canada

2012-08-11

"The Hangover" actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis (42) weds co-founder of the Growing Voices charity Quinn Lundberg at the UBC Farm in Vancouver, Canada

2013-07-06

Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada

Canada - Notable Deaths

Jacques CartierJan 1, 1557

John A. MacdonaldJun 6, 1891

Alexander MackenzieApr 17, 1892

John AbbottOct 30, 1893

John ThompsonDec 12, 1894

Charles TupperOct 30, 1915

Mackenzie BowellDec 10, 1917

Robert BordenJun 10, 1937

Richard Bedford BennettJun 26, 1947

Mackenzie KingJul 22, 1950

Arthur MeighenAug 5, 1960

Vincent MasseyDec 30, 1967

Louis St. LaurentJul 25, 1973

John DiefenbakerAug 16, 1979

Pierre TrudeauSep 28, 2000

Canada - Deaths
Date Event
1557-01-01

Jacques Cartier, French explorer (Canada), dies at 65

1696-01-11

Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)

1806-10-26

John Graves Simcoe, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)

1891-06-06

John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)

1892-04-17

Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a stroke at 70

1893-10-30

John Abbott, 3rd PM of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies of brain cancer at 72

1894-12-12

Sir John Thompson, fourth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a sudden heart attack at 49

1899-10-28

C Grant B Allen, Canada, British writer (Woman Who Did), dies

1908-06-14

Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor general of Canada (b. 1841)

1911-04-14

Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)

1911-08-21

W R Wister, cricketer (USA v Canada 1859), dies

1915-10-30

Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of heart failure at 94

1917-12-10

Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 93

1918-06-04

Charles W. Fairbanks, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1937-06-10

Robert Borden, eighth Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 82

1940-02-11

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies

1941-03-16

John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Challenger), dies at 73

1942-01-16

Prince Arthur, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1944-09-27

Aimee Semple McPherson, Canada/US evangelist/faith healer, dies at 53

1945-03-24

J S Nicklin, Lt-Col/Canada's 1st parachutist, dies

1947-06-26

Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a heart attack at 76

1950-07-22

William LM King, premier of Canada (1921-30, 35-48), dies at 75

1950-07-22

Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 75

1952-05-09

Canada Lee, black actor (Lost Boundaries), dies in NYC at 45

1952-05-09

Canada Lee, Lifeboat

1957-01-16

Alexander Cambridge, gov-gen (S Afr 1923-31/Canada 1940-5), dies at 82

1960-08-05

Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 86

1967-03-05

Georges Vanier, Governor General of Canada (b. 1888)

1967-12-30

Vincent Massey, Governor General of Canada, dies at 80

1969-09-13

Charles Foulkes, Canada gen/honorary citizen of Wageningen, dies at 66

1970-07-26

Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)

1973-07-25

Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

1976-12-16

Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada) (b. 1917)

1979-08-16

John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 83

1989-07-27

Albert Pullinger, Young Canada at School

1992-08-15

Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies

1992-12-21

Sybil Andrews, English/Canada painter, dies at 94

1993-01-26

Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)

1993-07-30

Jay Scott, [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43

2000-02-05

Ward Cornell, Hockey Night in Canada

2000-09-28

Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1919)

2002-12-18

Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1934)

2003-10-07

Israel H. Asper, Canada's Magnificent Snowbirds: The First 20 Years

2004-07-12

Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1918)

2005-01-10

Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (b. 1909)

2005-11-12

William G. Adams, former mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (b. 1923)

2007-02-19

Celia Franca, founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1921)

2008-01-12

Don Wittman, Hockey Night in Canada

2009-06-24

Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada (b. 1927)

2010-10-12

Charles Canada, Falling Up

2011-12-02

Gwendolyn Gresham, Canada Remembers: Their Achievements and Sacrifices

2013-04-07

Peter Workman, Canada

2015-04-27

Abraham Rotstein, Canada for Canadians

2016-03-28

Former Canada forward Norman Hadley dies aged 51


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