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1966 in Canada

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1966 in Canada

Events from the year 1966 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

  • Head of state (monarch) – Queen Elizabeth II (consort – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh)
  • Federal government

  • Governor general – Georges Vanier (viceregal consort – Pauline Vanier)
  • Prime minister – Lester B. Pearson
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – John Percy Page (until January 6) then Grant MacEwan
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – George Pearkes
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Richard Spink Bowles
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – John B. McNair
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Fabian O'Dea
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Henry Poole MacKeen
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – William Earl Rowe
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Willibald Joseph MacDonald
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Paul Comtois (until February 22) then Hugues Lapointe
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Robert Hanbidge
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Ernest Manning
  • Premier of British Columbia – W.A.C. Bennett
  • Premier of Manitoba – Dufferin Roblin
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Louis Robichaud
  • Premier of Newfoundland – Joey Smallwood
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Robert Stanfield
  • Premier of Ontario – John Robarts
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Walter Shaw (until July 28) then Alexander B. Campbell
  • Premier of Quebec – Jean Lesage (until June 16) then Daniel Johnson, Sr.
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Ross Thatcher
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – Gordon Robertson Cameron (until November 7) then James Smith
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Bent Gestur Sivertz
  • Events

  • January 1: The Canada Pension Plan and the Quebec Pension Plan both begin operation
  • February 25: Toronto Transit Commission inaugurates the Bloor-Danforth Subway line.
  • March 4: The Munsinger Affair is Canada's first major political sex scandal
  • May 1: Army camps, RCAF stations, and the RCN's land-based installations become Canadian Forces bases. Training schools and the pay system are unified.
  • May 18: Paul Joseph Chartier is killed when a bomb he is carrying goes off on Parliament Hill
  • June 5: The Union Nationale under Daniel Johnson, Sr. is elected in Quebec.
  • June 16: Daniel Johnson, Sr., becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Jean Lesage
  • July 28: Alexander B. Campbell becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing Walter Shaw
  • September 1: The CBC becomes the first Canadian television network to broadcast in colour, followed within days by the private-sector CTV Television Network.
  • October 14: Montreal inaugurates its metro system (see Montreal Metro).
  • October 17: The Montreal Metro opens
  • November 4: Bill C-243, The Canadian Forces Reorganization Act, is introduced in Parliament.
  • December 31: The Centennial Flame in front of Parliament Hill is lit
  • The Revolutionary Strategy and the Role of the Avant-Garde outlining the strategy of the FLQ is written.
  • The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program is established.
  • The Medical Care Act is passed, helping set up the Medicare system
  • Unknown

  • The Glenbow Museum opens in Calgary.
  • New works

  • Cold Mountain. Singing Hands Series 3 by B. P. Nichol
  • The Circle Game by Margaret Atwood
  • Expeditions by Margaret Atwood
  • Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein by Margaret Atwood
  • Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
  • Awards

  • See 1966 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: George Bain, Nursery Rhymes to Be Read Aloud by Young Parents with Old Children
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: Fred Savage
  • Music

  • March 3: Canadian Neil Young, joins Stephen Stills and Richie Furay to form Buffalo Springfield.
  • Television

  • Star Trek premieres starring Montreal actor William Shatner
  • Sport

  • March 12 – Bobby Hull sets the record for the most goals in an NHL season.
  • Grey Cup – Saskatchewan Roughriders win 29–14 over the Ottawa Rough Riders
  • Vanier Cup – St. Francis Xavier X-Men win 40–14 over the Waterloo Lutheran Golden Hawks
  • Stanley Cup – Montreal Canadiens win 4–2 over the Detroit Red Wings
  • January to March

  • January 23 – Bernadette Bowyer, field hockey player
  • January 24 – Michael Forgeron, rower and Olympic gold medalist
  • January 30 – Doug Wood, pole vaulter
  • February 20 - Louis Ferreira, actor
  • February 27 – Donal Logue, actor
  • March 1 – Susan Auch, speed skater and double Olympic silver medalist
  • March 20 – Chris Gifford, field hockey player
  • March 25 – Jeff Healey, jazz and blues-rock guitarist and vocalist (d.2008)
  • March 25 – David Hohl, wrestler
  • March 29 – Pamela Rai, swimmer and Olympic bronze medalist
  • March 31 – Nathalie Gosselin, judoka
  • April to June

  • April 19 – David La Haye, actor
  • April 24 – David Usher, rock singer-songwriter
  • May 2 – Belinda Stronach, politician and Minister, businessperson and philanthropist
  • May 11 – Michelle MacPherson, swimmer and Olympic bronze medalist
  • May 12 – Anne Ottenbrite, swimmer and Olympic gold medalist
  • May 23 – Gary Roberts, ice hockey player
  • June 12 – Michael Redhill, poet, playwright and novelist
  • June 18 – Kurt Browning, figure skater and four-time World Champion, choreographer
  • June 24 – Debbie Fuller, diver
  • June 26 – Kirk McLean, ice hockey player
  • June 29 – John Part, darts player
  • June 30 – Peter Outerbridge, actor
  • July to September

  • July 18 – Lila Feng, weather presenter
  • August 27 – Gianni Vignaduzzi, track cyclist
  • September 10 – Joe Nieuwendyk, ice hockey player and manager
  • September 27 – Gerry Byrne, politician
  • October to December

  • October 17 – Peter Milkovich, field hockey player and coach
  • October 24 – Conrad Pla, kickboxer and actor
  • October 25 – Wendel Clark, ice hockey player
  • November 9 – Lisa Faust, field hockey player
  • November 21 – Christopher Bowie, swimmer
  • December 1 – Larry Walker, baseball player
  • December 5 – Deb Whitten, field hockey player
  • December 21 – Kiefer Sutherland, actor
  • Full date unknown

  • Stéphane Demers, actor
  • André Gingras, dancer and choreographer (d.2013)
  • Deaths

  • February – Morris Gray, politician (b.1889)
  • April 8 – Robert Methven Petrie, astronomer (b.1906)
  • July 11 – Andrew McNaughton, army officer, politician and diplomat (b.1887)
  • September 5 – William Murdoch Buchanan, politician (b.1897)
  • September 15 – Leonard Brockington, lawyer, civil servant and first head of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (b.1888)
  • October 18 – Elizabeth Arden, businesswoman (b.1884 in Canada)
  • References

    1966 in Canada Wikipedia


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