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July Births

Lilienstein, Lois
Lois Lilienstein was a popular children\\\'s entertainer from the iconic group Sharon, Lois & Bram.
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...
Hanlan, Ned
Ned Hanlan was a world champion rower. Hanlan's Point on Toronto Islands is named after his family.
Frye, Northrop
Northrop Frye was a literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century.
Laurence, Margaret
Margaret Laurence was a Governor General Award winning novelist for A Jest of God (1966) and The Diviners (1974). Her novel Stone Angel (1964) is also widely read in schools across Canada.
Layton, John Gilbert
Jack Layton was the federal leader the New Democratic Party and leader of the official opposition. He served as Toronto city councellor for many years. "My friends, love is better than anger....
Talbot, Thomas
Col. Thomas Talbot was an army and militia officer, settlement promoter, office holder, and politician. He was responsible for the settlemet of a large portion of the north shore of Lake Erie...
Tupper, Charles
Sir Charles Tupper. 6th Prime Minister of Canada, Canadian Prime Minister and Premier of Nova Scotia, Father of Confederation
McLuhan, Herbert Marshall
Marshall McLuhan's work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory. He is popularly known for the expressions "the medium is the message" and "global village". Marshall...
Gibson, George
George "Mooney" Gibson was a baseball catcher and later manager who won a Wold Series in 1909. He was the first baseball player elected to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
Quarington, Paul
Paul Lewis Quarrington
Dutton, Mervyn
"Red" Dutton was a hockey player and manager. Dutton served as the second National Hockey League President, from 1943 to 1946. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee in 1958.
Babcock, John
John Babcock was the last known surviving veteran of the Canadian military to have served in the First World War.
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...
Forrester, Maureen
World-renowned Canadian operatic contralto who earned praise on both the operatic and recital stages. Ms Forrester performed in many of the world's leading venues over her long and distinguis...
Robinson, John Beverley
Sir John Beverley Robinson was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Upper Canada.
Fox, Terry
Terry Fox was a humanitarian and an athlete. In 1980, with one leg amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. He was forced to end his ques...
Bennett, Richard Bedford
R.B. Bennett served as the 11th Prime Minister of Canada during the worst of the Great Depression years. Following his defeat as prime minister, Bennett moved to England, and was elevated to ...
Ballard, Harold
Harold Ballard was the owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Walker, Hiram
Hiram Walker built the Windsor Distillery and Flouring Mill in 1859 later to become Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. He introduced Canadian Club whisky in 1884.
Mayer, Louis B.
Louis B. Mayer was one of the founders of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He grew up Saint John, New Brunswick after having immigrated from M...

July Deaths

Richler, Mordecai
Mordecai Richler was a writer, essayist, satirist. One of Canada's foremost novelists, a controversial and prolific journalist, and scriptwriter.
Thomson, Tom
Tom Thomson was an influental artist in Canadaing in the early 20th century. His influence can be seen in the work of the Group of Seven.
de la Roche, Mazo
Mazo de la Roche is known for her popular series of novels about the Whiteoak family of Jalna (the name of their estate), set in the 1920s, that have sold over 9 million copies.
Parlby, Irene
Mary Irene Parlby entered public life on 18 July 1921 when she was elected to the Alberta legislature as member for Lacombe in the UNITED FARMERS OF ALBERTA government. She was appointed mini...
Karsh, Yousef
Yousuf Karsh was one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time.
Wayne, Johnny
Johnny Wayne was a comedian and comedy writer best known for his work as part of the comedy duo Wayne and Shuster.
Collins, Dorothy
On "Your Hit Parade" in the 1950's, singing "Be happy, go Lucky" for the sponsor, Lucky Strike cigarettes; later sang weekly top hits; in the 1960s, helped set up gags on unwitting victims fo...
Fleming, Sir Sandford
Sir Sandford Fleming was an engineer and inventor, known for proposing worldwide standard time zones, Canada's postage stamp, surveying and map making, engineering much of the Canadian Pacifi...
King, William Lyon MacKenzie
William Lyon MacKenzie King was Canada's 10th Prime Minister. He was the dominant political leader in Canada throughout most of the 1920 to the 1940s. He is commemorated on the Canadian $50 b...
Probert, Robert A.
"He was tough guy who played smart hockey."