Jack Layton

Jack Layton bio

Birth Name: John Gilbert Layton

Occupation: Politician

Place Of Birth: Montreal

Date Of Birth: July 18, 1950

Date Of Death: August 22, 2011

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Canadian

Jack Layton was born on the 18th of July, 1950. He was famous for being a Politician. New Democratic politician who rose to fame as his party’s leader from 2003 to 2011 and led it to unprecedented popularity within Canada.

Jack Layton was born in Montreal. He received a Masters in political science from York University. His life is portrayed in the television movie Jack, which aired on CBC Television in 2013.

Jack Layton was a Cancer and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Jack Layton was born in 1950s. The 1950s is often viewed as "baby boom" and a period of conformity, when young and old alike followed group norms rather than striking out on their own. The 50s were also the beginning of the Space Race, Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement. Discover what happened on this day.

John Gilbert Layton is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Jack’s John Gilbert Layton attended McGill University, York University.


Jack Layton’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Jack Layton’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Jack Layton kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Jack Layton was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: John Gilbert Layton
NICKNAME: Jack, John
RELIGION: Protestant
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Jack Layton was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Jack Layton was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Jack Layton had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Jack Layton’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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