Canadian icon Don Cherry was born on this day in 1934. After life as a professional Hockey Player and Coach, Cherry turned to Broadcasting, where he achieved his greatest fame. He is one of the most controversial figures in Canada, criticized by some, loved by others. But either way, for decades Cherry has been “must-watch TV” for millions of Canadians. He is a passionate Canadian patriot and commentator on the game of hockey. He was voted to seventh place in the CBC production of The Greatest Canadian in 2004.