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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

CITY

Official Website:
http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/

Population:
1,620,693 (2006 census)

Founding Date:
1642

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Montreal Standard
The Montreal Gazette
La Presse
Le Journal de Montréal

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Concordia University
1974
Université de Montréal
1878
Lower Canada College
1861
McGill University
1821
Collège Mont-Saint-Louis
 

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal
1964
Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
1860

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
1934

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Arbutus Records
2009
Abitibi-Consolidated
1997
Imasco Limited
1970
Business Development Bank of Canada
1944
Bombardier
1942
Air Canada
1937
Domtar
1929
Power Corporation of Canada
1925
Canadian National Railway
1918
Kruger
1904
Alcan
1902
Bell Canada
1880
National Bank of Canada
1859
Bank of Montreal
1817
Molson
1786
Avenor
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sidney Altman
Chemist
7-May-1939   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Gabriel Aubry
Model
30-Aug-1976   Canadian model, ex-BF of Halle Berry
Chris Benoit
Wrestling
21-May-1967 25-Jun-2007 WWE wrestler, murder/suicide
Yannick Bisson
Actor
16-May-1969   Det. Murdoch on Murdoch Mysteries
Ben Blue
Actor
12-Sep-1901 7-Mar-1975 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Lothaire Bluteau
Actor
14-Apr-1957   Jesus of Montreal
Mike Bossy
Hockey
22-Jan-1957   NY Islanders, Hall of Famer
Pierre Bourque
Politician
29-May-1942   Mayor of Montreal, 1994-2001
Pierre Bouvier
Singer
9-May-1979   Simple Plan vocalist
Scotty Bowman
Hockey
18-Sep-1933   Winningest coach in NHL history
Michel Brault
Cinematographer
25-Jun-1928   Les Ordres
Charles Bronfman
Business
27-Jun-1931   Fifth richest person in Canada
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
Business
20-Jun-1929   CEO of Seagram's until 1994
Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
Business
16-May-1955   CEO of Seagram, Warner Music, etc
Geneviève Bujold
Actor
1-Jul-1942   Coma
Pascale Bussières
Actor
27-Jun-1968   When Night Is Falling
Dov Charney
Business
31-Jan-1969   American Apparel CEO
Michel Chartrand
Labor Leader
20-Dec-1916 12-Apr-2010 Quebec nationalist labor activist
Jeremiah S. Chechik
Film Director
1955   National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Actor
10-Dec-1977   Sloan on Entourage
Terri Clark
Country Musician
5-Aug-1968   Better Things to Do
John E. Cleghorn
Business
7-Jul-1941   CEO of Royal Bank of Canada, 1995-2001
Leonard Cohen
Singer/Songwriter
21-Sep-1934   Everybody Knows
Steven Cojocaru
Critic
5-Jan-1965   Entertainment Tonight fashion critic
Henry Corden
Actor
6-Jan-1920 19-May-2005 Hanna-Barbara voice actor
Peter Cullen
Actor
1-Dec-1944   Voice of Optimus Prime
Fifi D'Orsay
Actor
16-Apr-1904 2-Dec-1983 French bombshell, not actually French
Geoff Davis
Politician
26-Oct-1958   Congressman, Kentucky 4th
Colleen Dewhurst
Actor
3-Jun-1924 2-Aug-1991 Murphy Brown's mother
Caroline Dhavernas
Actor
15-May-1978   Jaye Tyler on Wonderfalls
Selma Diamond
Actor
5-Aug-1920 13-May-1985 Selma Hacker on Night Court
Jean Doré
Politician
12-Dec-1944   Mayor of Montreal, 1986-94
Julie Doucet
Cartoonist
31-Dec-1965   Dirty Plotte
Jean Drapeau
Politician
18-Feb-1916 12-Aug-1999 Mayor of Montreal, 1954-57 and 1960-86
Gilles Duceppe
Politician
22-Jul-1947   Leader, Bloc Québécois
David Emerson
Politician
17-Sep-1945   Canadian Minister of International Trade
Colin Ferguson
Actor
22-Jul-1972   Eureka
Jim Flaherty
Politician
30-Dec-1949   Canadian Minister of Finance
Maureen Forrester
Singer
25-Jul-1930 16-Jun-2010 Contralto, interpreter of Mahler
Rosemary Forsyth
Actor
6-Jul-1943   The War Lord
Lorena Gale
Actor
9-May-1958 21-Jun-2009 Je me souviens
Mavis Gallant
Author
11-Aug-1922   Prolific Canadian short story author
Bernie Geoffrion
Hockey
14-Feb-1931 11-Mar-2006 Montreal Canadiens, 1950-64
Jessalyn Gilsig
Actor
30-Nov-1971   Terri Schuester on Glee
Bill Graham
Politician
17-Mar-1939   Interim Leader, Canada's Liberal Party
Sidney Harman
Business
5-Aug-1918 12-Apr-2011 Founder of Harman International
Corey Hart
Musician
31-May-1962   Wears his sunglasses at night
Doug Harvey
Hockey
19-Dec-1924 26-Dec-1989 NHL Hall of Famer
Jayne Heitmeyer
Actor
30-Oct-1960   Earth: Final Conflict
Douglas Jackson
Film Director
1938   The Paper Boy
Oliver Jones
Jazz Musician
11-Sep-1934   Lights of Burgundy
Robert Joy
Actor
17-Aug-1951   Dr. Sid Hammerback on CSI: NY
Claude Jutra
Film Director
11-Mar-1930 5-Nov-1986 Mon Oncle Antoine
Linda Kash
Actor
17-Jan-1967   Trudy Weissman on Style & Substance
Naomi Klein
Author
8-May-1970   The Shock Doctrine
Elias Koteas
Actor
11-Mar-1961   Crash
Marie-Josée Kravis
Economist
11-Sep-1949   President of MoMA
Marty Krofft
Film/TV Producer
9-Apr-1937   Co-Creator: H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost
Sid Krofft
Film/TV Producer
30-Jul-1929   Co-Creator: H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost
Jeffrey T. Kuhner
Radio Personality
1-Sep-1969   Conservative pundit
Antonio Lamer
Judge
8-Jul-1933 24-Nov-2007 Chief Justice of Canada, 1990-2000
Carole Laure
Actor
5-Aug-1951   Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
Ruta Lee
Actor
30-May-1936   Former hostess, High Rollers
Rachelle Lefevre
Actor
1-Feb-1979   Dr. Kate Sykora on A Gifted Man
Mario Lemieux
Hockey
5-Oct-1965   Pittsburgh Penguins
Vanessa Lengies
Actor
21-Jul-1985   Roxanne Bojarski on American Dreams
Shawn Levy
Film Director
23-Jul-1968   Night at the Museum
Robert MacNeil
Journalist
19-Jan-1931   MacNeil/Lehrer Report
Chris Makepeace
Actor
22-Apr-1964   My Bodyguard
Rudolph A. Marcus
Chemist
21-Jul-1923   Electron-transfer reactions
John McCallum
Politician
9-Apr-1950   Canadian MP, Markham--Unionville
Eric H. Molson
Business
c. 1937   Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing
Richard C. Notebaert
Business
1947   CEO of Qwest, 2002-07
Jessica Paré
Actor
5-Dec-1982   Lost and Delirious
Bernie Parent
Hockey
3-Apr-1945   Goalie, NHL Hall of Famer
Missy Peregrym
Actor
16-Jun-1982   Candice Wilmer on Heroes
Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
15-Aug-1925 24-Dec-2007 Maharajah of the keyboard
Mary Pierce
Tennis
15-Jan-1975   Winner of 4 Grand Slam titles
Sam Pollock
Hockey
25-Dec-1925 15-Aug-2007 GM of Montreal Canadiens, 1964-78
David Rakoff
Author
27-Nov-1964 9-Aug-2012 Don't Get Too Comfortable
Jason Reitman
Film Director
19-Oct-1977   Up in the Air
Caroline Rhea
Actor
13-Apr-1964   Hilda Spellman on Sabrina
Henri Richard
Hockey
29-Feb-1936   Montreal Canadiens, Hall of Famer
Maurice Richard
Hockey
4-Aug-1921 27-May-2000 NHL Hall of Famer
Mordecai Richler
Novelist
27-Jan-1931 3-Jul-2001 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Lucienne Robillard
Politician
16-Jun-1945   Canadian MP, Westmount--Ville-Marie
Mark Robson
Film Director
4-Dec-1913 20-Jun-1978 Valley of the Dolls
Percy Rodriguez
Actor
13-Jun-1918 6-Sep-2007 Afro-Canadian actor
Lara Roxx
Pornstar
12-Dec-1982   HIV+ pornstar
Mort Sahl
Comic
11-May-1927   Early influential stand-up comic
August Schellenberg
Actor
25-Jul-1936   Black Robe
Harold T. Shapiro
Educator
8-Jun-1935   President of Princeton, 1988-2000
Norma Shearer
Actor
10-Aug-1902 12-Jun-1983 The Divorcee
Peter Shinkoda
Actor
?   Dai on Falling Skies
Tara Spencer-Nairn
Actor
6-Jan-1978   Karen Pelly on Corner Gas
Ralph M. Steinman
Biologist
14-Jan-1943 30-Sep-2011 Dendritic cells
Charles Taylor
Philosopher
5-Nov-1931   Sources of the Self
Lionel Tiger
Educator
1937   The Decline of Males
Bill Torrey
Hockey
23-Jun-1934   General Manager, NY Islanders, 1972-92
Pierre Trudeau
Head of State
18-Oct-1919 28-Sep-2000 Twice Prime Minister of Canada
Yanic Truesdale
Actor
17-Mar-1970   Michel Gerard on Gilmore Girls
Jim Watson
Politician
30-Jul-1961   Mayor of Ottawa
David Wellington
Film Director
1963   I Love a Man in Uniform
Joseph Wiseman
Actor
15-May-1918 19-Oct-2009 Dr. No
Rafal Zielinski
Film Director
1957   Screwballs
Mort Zuckerman
Business
4-Jun-1937   Owner, New York Daily News

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Abbott
Head of State
12-Mar-1821 30-Oct-1893 Prime Minister of Canada, 1891-93
Toe Blake
Hockey
21-Aug-1912 17-May-1995 Montreal Canadiens, Hall of Famer
John Buchan
Author
26-Aug-1875 11-Feb-1940 The Thirty-Nine Steps
Michel Chartrand
Labor Leader
20-Dec-1916 12-Apr-2010 Quebec nationalist labor activist
Suzanne Cloutier
Actor
10-Jul-1923 2-Dec-2003 Othello
John William Dawson
Geologist
30-Oct-1820 20-Nov-1899 Air Breathers of the Coal Period
Yvonne Dionne
Victim
28-May-1934 23-Jun-2001 Canadian quintuplets put on display
Jean Drapeau
Politician
18-Feb-1916 12-Aug-1999 Mayor of Montreal, 1954-57 and 1960-86
Don Drysdale
Baseball
23-Jul-1936 3-Jul-1993 Dodgers pitcher, 1962 Cy Young Award winner
Doug Harvey
Hockey
19-Dec-1924 26-Dec-1989 NHL Hall of Famer
Louis Hippolyte LaFontaine
Head of State
4-Oct-1807 26-Feb-1864 Twice Co-Premier of Canada
René Lévesque
Politician
24-Aug-1922 1-Nov-1987 Premier of Quebec, 1976-85
Hugh MacLennan
Novelist
20-Mar-1907 7-Nov-1990 Barometer Rising
Joe Malone
Hockey
28-Feb-1890 15-May-1969 NHL Hall of Famer
Howie Morenz
Hockey
21-Jun-1902 8-Mar-1937 Montreal Canadiens, Hall of Famer
Maurice Richard
Hockey
4-Aug-1921 27-May-2000 NHL Hall of Famer
Mordecai Richler
Novelist
27-Jan-1931 3-Jul-2001 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Michael Sarrazin
Actor
22-May-1940 17-Apr-2011 Frankenstein: The True Story
Jacob Schick
Inventor
16-Sep-1877 3-Jul-1937 Electric razor
Pierre Trudeau
Head of State
18-Oct-1919 28-Sep-2000 Twice Prime Minister of Canada



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