March 29: Walker Theatre Closes; Chuvalo goes 15 rounds; singer Terry Jacks.

March 29, 1944 - Singer Terry Jacks is born in Winnipeg. He and his wife formed The Poppy Family in the 1960s and had a number of hits including "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" In 1973 Jacks went solo and his "Seasons in the Sun" topped the U.S. charts making him the first Canadian to have two songs reach number 1 on the U.S. charts.


Downtown Winnipeg
March 29, 1990 - Cineplex Odeon closes the Walker Theatre and puts it up for sale. Built in 1906, it was converted to a cinema in 1946.

March 29, 1966 - Not really a Manitoba story but .... 30 year-old George Chuvalo fights Muhammad Ali in Maple Leaf Gardens for the World Heavyweight Title. Chuvalo does not win but stays with Ali for all 15 rounds – the longest of any opponent in Ali’s career to-date. (See CBC Archives: Ali v Chuvalo.)

March 29, 1991 - Bernier House on Provencher Boulevard in Winnipeg is designated a Provincial Heritage Site.

March 29, 1991 - Grey Nuns' Convent on Av Tache in Winnipeg is designated a Provincial Heritage Site.

March 29, 1991 - Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Camperville is designated a Provincial Heritage Site.

March 29, 1991 - Darlingford Memorial and Park in Darlingford is designated a Provincial Heritage Site.

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