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Ontario - Notable Historical Events

John A. MacdonaldJul 1, 1867

BradmanJul 4, 1932

Gordon LightfootFeb 6, 2012

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Ontario - Historical Events
Date Event
1786-06-29

Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.

1814-05-05

British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, NY

1814-07-05

Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario

1822-07-08

Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.

1826-08-19

Canada Co chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)

1832-05-30

The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.

1838-01-08

Rebellion at Amherstburg, Ontario breaks out

1838-03-03

Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada

1841-06-14

1st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario

1841-10-16

Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered

1866-06-01

Renegade Irish Fenians from US invade Fort Erie, Ontario

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

1867-09-28

Toronto becomes capital of Ontario

1867-12-27

Ontario & Quebec legislatures hold 1st meeting

1868-03-27

The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.

1874-07-12

Ontario Agricultural College founded

1875-10-16

1st Quebec vs Ontario football game, Ontario wins

1881-04-11

River ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River, Ontario, 180 die

1881-05-24

Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die

1883-01-04

Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) forms

1883-01-06

Ontario Rugby Football Union forms

1884-01-04

Last sighting of an eastern cougar (Ontario)

1885-11-12

Montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game

1891-06-29

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

1903-06-12

Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city

1915-07-07

A Great Gorge and International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.

1932-07-04

Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario

1934-05-28

Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

1935-06-03

One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.

1936-01-06

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

1957-10-04

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

1961-08-08

Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario

1974-04-06

200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario

1978-03-18

250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario Calif

1979-11-10

Mississauga train detrailment. In Mississauga Ontario a 106 car train derails and more than 200,000 people evacuated.

1980-09-01

Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

1985-05-31

1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.

1995-04-29

Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario

1996-06-30

Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA

1997-07-22

The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.

1998-01-05

Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario

2005-08-19

A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities. In Toronto, it is also dubbed as the Toronto Supercell.

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.

2006-10-24

Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.

2009-03-04

U.S. Steel announce the closure of the Stelco Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ontario due to the increasingly worsening effects of the global economic slowdown

2011-08-23

5.8 earthquake occurrs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia

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

2012-02-06

Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

2012-02-26

Train derailment kills 3 and injures 45 in Burlington, Ontario

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Ontario - Notable Birthdays

John McCraeNov 30, 1872

Arthur MeighenJun 16, 1874

Tommy BurnsJun 17, 1881

Vincent MasseyFeb 20, 1887

Cy DennenyDec 23, 1891

Billy BishopFeb 8, 1894

George HainsworthJun 26, 1895

John DiefenbakerSep 18, 1895

Bronko NagurskiNov 3, 1908

Elizabeth SmartDec 27, 1913

Ted LindsayJul 29, 1925

Christopher PlummerDec 13, 1929

Tim HortonJan 12, 1930

Robert MundellOct 24, 1932

HobieOct 31, 1933

Don CherryFeb 5, 1934

Paul MartinAug 28, 1938

Gordon LightfootNov 17, 1938

Bobby HullJan 3, 1939

Margaret AtwoodNov 18, 1939

Alex TrebekJul 22, 1940

Phil EspositoFeb 20, 1942

Neil YoungNov 12, 1945

Ken DrydenAug 4, 1947

Bobby OrrMar 20, 1948

Phil HartmanSep 24, 1948

Martin ShortMar 26, 1950

Chris HaneyAug 9, 1950

Darryl SittlerSep 18, 1950

John CandyOct 31, 1950

Rick MoranisApr 18, 1953

Denis PotvinOct 29, 1953

James CameronAug 16, 1954

Chris HadfieldAug 29, 1959

Mike GartnerOct 29, 1959

Bryan AdamsNov 5, 1959

Dino CiccarelliFeb 8, 1960

Paul CoffeyJun 1, 1961

Mike BabcockApr 29, 1963

Brett HullAug 9, 1964

Shania TwainAug 28, 1965

Justin TrudeauDec 25, 1971

Eric LindrosFeb 28, 1973

Neve CampbellOct 3, 1973

Dan O'TooleSep 10, 1975

Joe ThorntonJul 2, 1979

Ryan GoslingNov 12, 1980

Avril LavigneSep 27, 1984

Michael CeraJun 7, 1988

Justin BieberMar 1, 1994

Ontario - Birthdays
Date Event
1863-05-14

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

1867-06-28

William Courtleigh, Guelph Ontario, actor (Eyes of Youth, Madame X)

1868-11-09

Marie Dressler, [Leila M Koerber], Cobourg Ontario, actress (Dinner at 8, Min and Bill)

1871-05-19

Reginald Aldworth Daly, Napanee Ontario, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping

1872-11-30

John McCrae, Guelph Ontario, Canadian physician, soldier and poet (In Flanders Fields)

1874-06-16

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

1881-06-17

Tommy Burns, Hanover Ontario, Canadian boxer

1887-02-20

Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

1890-04-18

James Rennie, Toronto Ontario, actor (Lash, Little Damozel)

1891-12-23

Cy Denneny, Farran's Point Ontario, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer

1894-02-08

Billy Bishop [William Bishop], Owen Sound, Ontario, Canadian First World War flying ace

1895-06-26

George Hainsworth, Toronto Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player

1895-09-18

John Diefenbaker, Neustadt Ontario, 13th Canadian PM (C) (1957-63)

1896-12-15

Margaret Bannerman, Toronto Ontario, actress (Elopement)

1900-02-20

Graham Spry, St Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer

1902-06-19

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

1902-10-22

Frank Spedding, Hamilton Ontario, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb

1906-12-10

Walter Zinn, Kitchener Ontario, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor)

1908-10-24

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

1908-11-03

Bronko Nagurski, Rainy River Ontario, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears)

1909-02-01

George Beverly Shea, Winchester, Ontario, American gospel singer

1909-10-19

Robert Beatty, Ontario, actor (Amorous Mr Pawn, Where Eagles Dare)

1910-10-08

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

1911-07-18

Hume Cronyn, London Ontario, actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon)

1913-12-27

Elizabeth Smart, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept)

1913-12-28

Lou Jacobi, Toronto Ontario, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba)

1920-08-05

Selma Diamond, London Ontario, comedienne (Selma-Night Court)

1925-07-29

Ted Lindsay, Renfrew Ontario, Canadian hockey player

1926-11-18

Dorothy Collins, Windsor Ontario, singer (Your Hit Parade)

1927-02-14

Lois Maxwell, Kitchener Ontario, actress (Miss Moneypenny)

1928-02-18

Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)

1928-05-09

Barbara Ann Scott, Ottawa Ontario, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1948), (d. 2012)

1928-08-07

Amazing [James] Randi, Toronto Ontario, skeptic magician (Nova)

1929-12-13

Christopher Plummer, Toronto Ontario, Canadian actor (Sound of Music, Doll's House)

1930-01-12

[Miles] Tim Horton, Cochrane Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons

1930-08-25

Graham Jarvis, Toronto, Ontario, Canadian actor (Mary Hartman, Misery)

1931-06-07

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

1932-10-24

Robert Mundell, Kingston, Ontario, economist and Nobel laureate (1999)

1933-07-18

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

1933-10-31

Hobart "Hobie" Alter, Ontario, California, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat

1934-02-05

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

1937-09-01

Al Geiberger, Red Bluff CA, PGA golfer (1962 Ontario Open)

1938-01-10

Francis W "Frank" Mahovlich, Timmins Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player

1938-08-28

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

1938-11-17

Gordon Lightfoot, Orillia Ontario, Canadian folksinger (Sundown)

1939-01-03

Bobby Hull, Pointe Anne Ontario, Canadian NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72)

1939-01-11

Anne Heggtveit, Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic-gold-1960)

1939-11-18

Margaret Atwood, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author/poet

1940-03-08

Susan Clark, Sarnia Ontario, actress (Night Moves, Webster)

1940-07-22

Alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy)

1941-07-30

Paul Anka, Ottawa Ontario, singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)

1942-02-20

Phil Esposito, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, NHL center/GM (Bruins, Rangers)

1942-12-29

Rick Danko, Blayney Ontario, Canadain musician (The Band)

1943-03-15

David Cronenberg, Toronto Ontario, director (Shivers, Fly, Brood)

1943-04-23

Tony Esposito, Ontario, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)

1943-12-28

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

1944-11-17

Lorne Michaels, [Lipowitz], Toronto Ontario, comedian (SNL)

1945-01-23

Mike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario

1945-11-12

Neil Young, Toronto Ontario, Canadian singer/songwriter (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)

1945-12-04

Roberta Lynn Bondar, Ontario, astronaut (STS 42)

1947-03-01

Alan Thicke, Ontario, actor/host (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains)

1947-08-04

Ken Dryden, Hamilton Ontario, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups)

1948-03-20

Bobby Orr, Parry Sound, Ontario, HOF NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins)

1948-05-20

Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)

1948-07-06

Brad Park, Scarborough Ontario, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)

1948-09-24

Phil Hartman, Brantford Ontario, actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse)

1949-06-20

Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-96)

1950-03-26

Martin Short, Hamilton Ontario, comedian (SNL, SCTV, 3 Amigos)

1950-08-09

Chris Haney, Welland Ontario, Canadian journalist (created Trivial Pursuit)

1950-09-18

Darryl Sittler, Kitchener Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player

1950-10-31

John Candy, Newmarket Ontario, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck)

1950-12-12

Billy Smith, Ontario, NHL goaltender (NY Islanders)

1951-02-24

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

1951-03-16

Kate Nelligan, London Ontario, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle)

1953-04-18

Rick Moranis, Toronto Ontario, Canadian actor (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs)

1953-10-29

Denis Potvin, Vanier Ontario, NY Islander defenseman (Norris trophy)

1954-03-20

Charlie Simmer, Ontario, NHL left winger (LA Kings)

1954-04-12

Pat Travers, Toronto, Ontario, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight)

1954-05-21

Bill Abbott, Sarnia Ontario, yachter (Olympics-96)

1954-08-16

James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/director (True Lies, Titanic)

1954-12-14

Steven Glenwood MacLean, Ottawa Ontario, astronaut (STS 52)

1955-02-22

Tim Young, Scarborough, Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars)

1955-04-25

Joanne Abbott, Sarnia Ontario, yachter (Olympics-96)

1955-06-07

Joey Scarbury, Ontario California, singer (Greatest American Hero)

1955-11-17

Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee

1956-11-10

Matt Craven, Port Colborne Ontario, actor (Juror, Killer, K2)

1957-10-07

Judy Sams, Toronto Ontario, golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic-38th)

1957-10-08

Doug Cox, Guelph Ontario, 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)

1957-11-19

George Leary, Newmarket Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96)

1959-01-04

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

1959-05-26

Brian Peaker, London Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1959-06-12

Steve Bauer, St Catharines Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-silver-84, 96)

1959-08-29

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

1959-09-20

Lesley Thompson, Toronto Ontario, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96)

1959-10-20

Janice McCaffrey, Etobicoke Ontario, 10k walker (Olympics-25-92, 96)

1959-10-29

Mike Gartner, Ottawa Ontario, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)

1959-11-05

Bryan Adams, Kingston Ontario, Canadian singer (Heaven)

1960-02-08

Dino Ciccarelli, Sarnia Ontario, NHL right wing (Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals)

1960-06-09

Steve Paikin, The Battlefield of Ontario Politics/Laughed Til They Cried

1960-07-06

Caroll-Ann Alie, Ottawa Ontario, yachter (Olympics-14-92, 96)

1961-03-11

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

1961-06-01

Paul Coffey, Weston Ontario, NHL forward (Oilers, Penguins, Red Wings)

1961-09-06

Peggy MacIntaggart, Midland Ontario, playmate (January, 1990)

1962-01-17

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

1962-04-19

Christa Teno, Tecumseh Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 Mitsubishi-44th)

1962-04-22

David Wettlaufer, Kitchener Ont, golfer (Ontario Beefeater-1986, 87)

1962-07-14

Diane Ratnik, Toronto Ontario, volleyball setter (Olympics-8-92, 96)

1962-09-05

Beth Underhill, Guelph Ontario, equestrian jumper (Olympics-26-92, 96)

1962-11-01

Kelly Kelland, London Ontario, softball 1st baseman (Olympics-96)

1963-04-10

Claire Smith, Ottawa Ontario, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)

1963-04-29

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

1963-08-07

Patrick Newman, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-10-88, 96)

1963-09-30

Ed Drakich, Windsor Ontario, volleyball player (Olympics-96)

1963-10-03

Patrick Flatley, Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Oly-4 gold-1988)

1963-10-26

Tom Cavanagh, Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian actor/producer (Ed, Scrubs)

1963-11-15

Gideon Joe Ng, Toronto Ontario, table tennis player (Olympics-96)

1964-01-15

Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)

1964-02-01

Sharon Bruneau, Toronto Ontario, actress (Sensuous Muscle)

1964-08-09

Brett Hull, Belleville Ontario, NHL right wing (St Louis Blues, Dallas Stars)

1964-08-26

Dave Boyes, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1964-10-27

Jill Hetherington, Brampton Ontario, tennis player (Olympics-96)

1964-10-29

May Allison, Toronto Ontario, marathoner (Olympics-96)

1964-11-14

Silken Laumann, Mississauga Ontario, rower (Oly-bronze, silver-92, 96)

1965-01-08

Eric Wohlberg, Sudbury Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1965-05-14

Curt Harnett, Toronto Ontario, sprint cyclist (Olympics-bronze-92/96)

1965-05-16

Lori Sippel, Stratford Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)

1965-06-06

Wendy Wiebe, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1965-08-28

Shania Twain, Windsor Ontario, Canadian singer (You're Still the One)

1965-09-09

Marc Dunn, Kingston Ontario, volleyball player (Olympics-96)

1965-11-13

Sheryl Boyle, Renfrew Ontario, kayaker (Olympics-96)

1965-12-18

Brian Walton, Ottawa Ontario, points race cyclist (Olympics-silver-96)

1966-04-05

Larry Norman, Toronto Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-19-92, 96)

1966-04-11

Kara McGaw, Toronto Ontario, softball rightfielder (Olympics-96)

1966-12-05

Bruce Deacon, Ottawa Ontario, marathoner (Olympics-96)

1967-01-27

Sue Palmer, Collingwood Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1967-02-08

Yvon Corriveau, Ontario, NHL left wing (Wash Caps)

1967-05-04

John Child, East York Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)

1967-08-09

Deborah Lee, Hamilton Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 National Amat France)

1967-09-16

Michael Smith, Kenora Ontario, decathlete (Olympics-96)

1967-09-20

Catherine Bond-Mills, Woodstock Ontario, heptathlete (Olympics-96)

1967-11-23

Diane O'Grady, North Bay Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1967-12-17

Alan Nolet, Toronto Ontario, gymnist (Olympics-96)

1967-12-17

Pauline Maurice, Welland Ontario, softball outfielder (Olympics-96)

1968-03-19

Liam Jewell, Toronto Ontario, kayaker (Olympics-96)

1968-09-22

Lisa Alexander, Toronto Ontario, synchro swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)

1968-11-03

Paul Quantrill, London Ontario, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)

1968-11-19

Gord Fraser, Ottawa Ontario, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1968-11-20

Richard Clarke, Toronto Ontario, Yachter Finn (Olympics-96)

1969-03-12

Karen Snelgrove, London Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)

1969-03-17

Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni, Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

1969-04-28

Merlelynn Lange-Harris, Toronto Ontario, basketball center (Oly-96)

1969-05-09

Renn Crichlow, Ottawa Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-8-92, 96)

1969-05-27

Lesley Tashlin, Toronto Ontario, 100m hurdler (Olympics-96)

1969-08-15

Mark Heese, Toronto Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)

1969-10-06

Jeff Lay, Ottawa Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1969-11-12

Iain Sydie, North York Ontario, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1969-11-14

Sue Stewart, Toronto Ontario, basketball guard (Olympics-96)

1970-04-02

Marcus Christensen, Toronto Ontario, figure skater (1995 Canadian-2nd)

1970-04-18

Peter Giles, London Ontario, kayaker (Olympics-96)

1970-05-04

Will Arnett, Toronto Ontario, Canadian-American actor

1970-05-12

Mike Weir, Sarnia Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (Ontario Amateur-1990, 92)

1970-05-27

Liz Earley, St Catharines Ontario, LPGA golfer (1995 Thailand Open)

1970-08-06

Mike Strange, Niagara Falls Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

1970-08-27

Greg Woodcroft, Hamilton Ontario, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)

1970-08-28

Gavin Maxwell, Mississauga Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1970-11-22

Alison Korn, Ottawa Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1970-12-31

Dan Howe, Kingston Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1971-02-05

Dianne Norman, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, basketball forward (Oly-96)

1971-03-07

Alison Herst, Toronto Ontario, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96)

1971-04-02

James Ransom, Toronto Ontario, Epee fencer (Olympics-96)

1971-06-22

Laryssa Biesenthal, Walkertown Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1971-07-13

Scott Brodie, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1971-08-01

Lisa Flood, Scarborough Ontario, 100m Breaststroker (Olympics-96)

1971-12-06

Ainsley Robinson, Oshawa Ontario, 62 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Oly-96)

1971-12-25

Justin Trudeau, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian political leader

1972-03-22

Elvis Stojko, Richmond Hill Ontario, (Oly-silver-94)

1972-06-06

Erin Woodley, Mississauga Ontario, synchro swimmer (Olympic-silver-96)

1972-08-19

Colleen Thornburn, Toronto Ontario, softball catcher (Olympics-96)

1972-12-05

Kevin Sally, Richmond Hill Ontario, archer (Olympics-96)

1973-02-28

Eric Lindros, London Ontario, NHL center (Phila Flyers)

1973-03-29

Mark Platt, Peterborough Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1973-08-14

Nancy Sweetnam, Lindsay Ontario, 400m swimmer (Olympics-7-92, 96)

1973-10-03

Neve Campbell, Guelph Ontario, Canadian actress (Party of 5, Scream)

1974-01-30

Martina Jerant, Windsor Ontario, basketball center (Olympics-96)

1974-04-20

Kevin Sullivan, Brantford Ontario, 1.5k runner (Olympics-96)

1974-05-08

Colin Daynes, Windsor Ontario, 68 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympic-96)

1974-07-15

Janice Bremner, Burlington Ontario, synchro swimmer (Olymp-silver-96)

1974-08-29

Brad Boston, Sarnia Ontario, soling yachter (Olympics-96)

1974-10-11

Jason Arnott, Collingwood Ontario, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers)

1974-11-21

Casey Patton, London Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

1975-05-07

Jason Tunks, London Ontario, discus thrower (Olympics-96)

1975-09-10

Dan O'Toole, Peterborough Ontario, Canadian sports anchor (TSN, Fox Sports 1)

1975-10-30

Joanne Malar, Hamilton Ontario, swimmer (Olympics-11-92, 96)

1975-12-17

Nick Farrell, East York Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

1975-12-18

Michael Barry, Toronto, Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1976-01-08

Brad Snyder, Ontario, shot putter (Olympics-96)

1976-01-23

Phil Boudreault, Copper Cliff Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

1976-01-25

Tara Fleming, N York Ontario, LPGA golfer (1992 LPGA Corning-10th)

1976-12-02

Jennifer Robinson, Barrie Ontario, (1996 Canadian Champ)

1977-02-11

Stephanie Richardson, Toronto Ontario, 200m/800m swimmer (Olympics-96)

1977-10-07

Clayton Miller, Toronto Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-96)

1978-04-21

Avi Phillips, Ontario, actor (Maniac Mansion)

1978-09-25

Laura Nicholls, Kitchener Ontario, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96)

1979-07-02

Joe Thornton, London Ontario, Canadian hockey player

1979-08-06

Jennifer Exaltacion, Windsor Ontario, gymnist (Olympics-96)

1980-02-17

Shanyn MacEachern, Brampton Ontario, gymnist (Olympics-96)

1980-02-23

Yvonne Tousek, Kitchener Ontario, gymnistic (Olympics-96)

1980-11-12

Ryan Gosling, London Ontario, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive)

1984-09-27

Avril Lavigne, Belleville Ontario, Canadian singer-songwriter

1986-08-27

Ontario Sneed, 2006 Motor City Bowl

1988-06-07

Michael Cera, Brampton, Ontario, Canadian actor (Arrested Development, Superbad)

1994-03-01

Justin Bieber, London Ontario, Canadian pop singer (Baby, One Time)

Ontario - Notable Weddings

Bobby OrrSep 8, 1973

Ontario - Weddings
Date Event
1973-09-08

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

2004-07-24

Former MSNBC news anchor Ashleigh Banfield (36) weds real estate financier Howard Gould (31) in Kenora, Ontario

Ontario - Deaths
Date Event
1982-10-18

John Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)

2012-08-14

Ontario Sneed, 2006 Motor City Bowl


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