January 1, 1986:
Julie Goodyear breezes into Manchester Airport ready to film more scenes as bar manager Bet Lynch in Granada’s long-running soap Coronation Street.
Bet had taken over as manager of the Rovers Return in January 1985. The year 1986 would see her rescued from a fire at the pub by garage owner Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell).
Goodyear, born in Bury, became a regular character on the Street in 1970. She left the programme in October 1995, but made brief comebacks in 2002 and 2003.
January 4, 1969:
President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda relaxes in the VIP lounge at Manchester Airport during a visit to the UK.
Kaunda became the first president of an independent Zambia in October 1964, appointing Reuben Kamanga as his vice-president. He relinquished power in November 1991.
A keen ballroom dancer, Kaunda was seen in the American audience of Dancing with the Stars in 2006.
January 10, 1959:
Norwich City striker Terry Bly celebrates scoring two goals in his side’s 3-0 home victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup Third Round.
For United, it was the first season with a revamped side after the Munich air disaster which claimed the lives of eight regular team players, including Duncan Edwards.
The new-look United, under manager Matt Busby, finished second in the First Division with 55 points.
Top scorer was Bobby Charlton with 29 league goals. Fellow Munich survivor, winger Albert Scanlon, scored 16 goals.