The Canadian medal-winning figure skater BRIAN ORSER was born on this date. Orser was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada and is a retired professional figure skater. He is one of the most accomplished skaters in Canada’s history, with eight national titles, two Olympic medals, and a world title to his credit. He is the skating director at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. Brian Orser was born in Belleville, Ontario.

In 1985 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 1988. In November 1998, an ex-boyfriend sued Orser for palimony, outing Orser as Gay. We can think of a few other figure skaters who need to follow suit but we’ll keep that to ourselves.