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September Births

Shuster, Frank
Frank Shuster was the straight man of Canada's famous comedy duo, Wayne and Shuster. The pair met at Toronto's Harbord Collegiate and worked together at making people laugh until the death of...
Thomson, Ken
Ken Thomson, was a Canadian businessman and art collector who, at the time of his death, was the richest person in Canada, and the ninth richest person in the world, according to Forbes.com, ...
Kane, Paul
Paul Kane, an Irish-born painter famous for his depiction of Canadian First Peoples.
Campbell, Clarence
NHL referee and 3rd president of the NHL from 1946 to 1977. and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Jerome of Sandy Cove
Jerome (also spelled Jérôme) is the name given to an unidentifiable man discovered on the beach of Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, on September 8, 1863. He was found with both legs cut off to stumps,...
McLaughlin, Robert
Colonel Robert Samuel McLaughlin was an influential Canadian businessman and philanthropist. He started the McLaughlin Motor Car Co. in 1907, one of the first major automobile manufacturers i...
Frum, Barbara
Date of birth: September 8, 1937 Date of death: March 26, 1992 Claim to fame: Newscaster, journalist and TV Host.
Secord, Laura Ingersoll
Laura Secord was the heroine who walked 32 km to warn the British that the Americans planned an attack at Beaver Dams on the Niagara peninsula in 1813.
Wray, Fay
Through an acting career that spanned 57 years, Fay Wray attained international stardom as an actress in roles such as King Kong, leading to many considering her as the first "scream queen".
Rankin, Raylene
Raylene Rankin was a member of the legendary Cape Breton musical families: The Rankin Family
Law, Andrew Bonar
Andrew Bonar Law was born in New Brunswick and went on to become the Prime Minister of Great Britain. He was the only person born outside of the British Isles to become Prime Minister of the ...
Mercer, Malcolm Smith
Major-General Malcolm Smith Mercer, CB was a general, barrister and art patron who practiced law in Toronto and led the 3rd Canadian Division during the first two years of the First World War...
Diefenbaker, John
John Diefenbaker (September 18, 1895 – August 16, 1979) was the 13th Prime Minister of Canada, serving from June 21, 1957, to April 22, 1963.
Gould, Glenn Herbert
Glenn Gould was a pianist who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the twentieth century. He was particularly renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard musi...
Jerome, Harry
Harry Jerome was a track and field runner who held a world record in 1960 and won a bronze medal at the 1964 summer Olympics. He was the grandson of John Howard, who represented Canada in the...

September Deaths

Bourassa, Henri
Henri Bourassa was a politician, journalist, newspaper owner, editor-in-chief, publisher, and author.
McClung, Nellie
Nellie McClung was a Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist. She was a part of the "The Famous Five" who launched the "Persons Case," which ultimately declared women "persons" und...
McFarlane, Leslie
Leslie McFarlane was a Canadian journalist, novelist, screenwriter and filmmaker. McFarlane is most famous for ghostwriting many of the early books in the very successful Hardy Boys series us...
Varley, Frederick
Frederick Varley was a member of the Canadian Group of Seven artists.
MacAulay, Scott
Claim to fame: World class piper, Director and CEO of The College of Piping in PEI Birth: Death: September 10 2008 Interment:
Monette, Richard
Richard Monette was a Canadian theatre legend. He was the director of the Stratford Festival and gifted actor.
Greene, Lorne
Lorne Greene 1915-1987 broadcaster, actor, born on February 12 at Ottawa Ontario in 1915; died at Santa Monica California Sept 11, 1987 after an operation for a perforated ulcer.
Burr, Raymond
Although Raymond Burr appeared in more than 60 movies, he is known primarily for his role in Perry Mason and Ironside. He won 2 Emmy Awards for his role as Perry Mason.
Jumbo
P.T. Barnum's famous circus elephant Jumbo charges and is killed by a Grand Trunk train in the St. Thomas railway yard; weighed over 3,900 lbs. and was probably the largest pachyderm ever in ...
Somers, Brett
Brett Somers was an actress, singer, and comedienne. She was best known as a panelist on the 1970s game show, Match Game and for her role as Blanche Madison opposite her real life husband Jac...
Bay, Frances
Frances Bay was an actress primarily known for her character roles in television shows such as Happy Days, Twin Peaks and Seinfeld and movies like Happy Gilmore and Blue Velvet.
Lancaster, Ron
Claim to fame: Football player, CFL Birth: 14 October 1938 (Fairchance, Pennsylvania., USA) Death: 18 September 2008 (Hamilton, Ontario) Cemetery: Unknown
Burroughs, Jackie
Jackie Burroughs was best known for her role as Hetty King in Road to Avonlea.
George, Dan
Dan George was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He was also an Academy Award-nominated actor and an aut...
Danby, Ken
Ken Danby is recognized as one of the world’s foremost realist artists and best-known in Canada for his iconic hockey painting, At The Crease.
Colebourn, Harry
Harry Colebourn was a Canadian veterinarian who is best known for donating his bear cub named "Winnie" (short for "Winnipeg") to the London Zoo. Winnie was the inspiration for A.A. Milne's fa...
Papineau, Louis-Joseph
Louis-Joseph Papineau was a politician, lawyer, and the landlord of the seigneurie de la Petite-Nation. He was the leader of the reformist Patriote movement before the Lower Canada Rebellion ...
McPherson, Aimee Semple
Aimee Semple McPerson was a theatrical evangalist and media celebrity. She is known as a pioneer for her innovative use of radio in attracting followers from all over North America.
Saltzman, Harry
Harry Saltzman is best known as the co-producer of 'Dr. No', 'Goldfinger' and seven more James Bond films from 1962-1974.
Trudeau, Pierre
Pierre Trudeau was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada. His Order of Canada citation reads "Lawyer, professor, author and defender of human rights this statesman served as Prime Minister of Can...
de Pédery-Hunt, Dora
Dora DePedery-Hunt is one of Canada's most recognised sculptors. Her engraving of Queen Elizabeth II has graced Canadian currency for more than a generation. You likely have one of her engrav...
Rankin, Raylene
Raylene Rankin was a member of the legendary Cape Breton musical families: The Rankin Family
Scott, Barbara Ann
Canadian figure skating legend, World Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist.