Mar. 21: J. S. Woodsworth died; Portage Avenue's Dr. Finkleman; Burton Cummings hosts Junos.

March 21, 1942 - James Shaver Woodsworth died. Ordained as a Methodist minister in Brandon in 1900, he soon moved to Winnipeg and for many years ran the All Peoples Mission on Sutherland Avenue. He represented Winnipeg North Centre as an M.P. from 1921 – 1942 and was the first leader of the CCF, forerunner of the NDP. (Also see.)

March 21, 2001 - Dr. Emanuel Finkleman died. The optometrist was a fixture on Portage Avenue for over 50 years.

March 21, 1979 - Burton Cummings hosted the Juno Awards for the first time. He went on to host the show three more times. For 1979's nominees and winners.

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