April 17, 2017

This week in Canadian pop culture history: Queen Elizabeth II’s birth, Sun News Network launch

April 17 Lester B. PearsonNational Film Board of Canada / Library and Archives Canada 1967Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced the creation of the Order of Canada. 1998The mega-banks that never were: Three months after the Royal Bank and Bank of Montreal announced plans to merge, Toronto Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce announced […]

December 25, 2016

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Dec. 25

A list of all of notable Canadian pop culture events on Christmas day

November 1, 2016

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Nov. 1

1847 Opera singer Emma Albani is born in Chambly, Quebec, a leading soprano of the 19th century and early 20th century, she became the first Canadian singer to become an international star. 1949 Musician David Foster is born in Victoria. The prolific producer has won 16 Grammy Awards and worked with Canadian and international superstars […]

October 31, 2016

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 31

1926 Ten days after being punched in the stomach at a performance in Montreal, illusionist Harry Houdini dies from a ruptured spleen at the age of 52. 1950 Actor John Candy is born in Toronto. 1966 CBC Radio’s World at Six makes its debut. 1995 Jacques Parizeau resigns as premier of Quebec after his losing […]

October 30, 2016

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 30

1869 The first issue of Canadian Illustrated News, the first periodical to reproduce a photograph, is published in Montreal. 1971 The Toronto Telegram publishes its final issue after 96 years. Until 1932, it was Toronto’s largest circulation newspaper. 1995 Quebec narrowly rejects separation in a refendum. The “No” side won by 50.6 per cent to […]

October 29, 2016

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 29

1929 The Toronto Stock Exchange suffers huge losses as the New York stock market almost entirely collapses. “Black Tuesday” begins the U.S. “Great Depression” and critically affects Canadian trade as one-third of the economy is dependent on exports. 1967 The Montreal Expo ’67 closes with total attendance of more than 50 million visitors. 1998 The […]

October 24, 2016

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 24

Toronto Blue Jays win the World Series. They are the first team outside of the U.S. to win.

October 14, 2016

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 14

1926 British author A.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The honey-loving title character is inspired by a real-life bear named Winnipeg, which had been donated to the London Zoo by Canadian soldiers in 1915. 1966 Montreal’s Metro subway system officially opens. Inspired by the Paris Metro, it is Canada’s busiest metro system, and North America’s third busiest […]

October 13, 2016

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 13

1984 The “Challenger” lands at Cape Canaveral, Florida and during the eight-day mission, Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian to fly in space. 1986 Vancouver’s Expo ’86 closes after 172 days, drawing 22 million people to the event. 1992 Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje becomes the first Canadian to win the Booker […]

October 12, 2016

On this day in Canadian pop culture: October 12

Progressive Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announces a $55.6 billion deficit in 2009, the largest in Canadian history.