August 25, 1990:
Manchester City midfielder Peter Reid keeps a close eye on England star Paul Gascoigne as the Blues take on Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
The Division One match ended in a 3-1 win for the home team with City’s goal coming from striker Niall Quinn.
Republic of Ireland international Quinn was the top scorer for the season with 21 goals in all competitions.
Reid took over as City’s player-manager in November after Howard Kendall returned to Everton. He guided the Blues to a fifth-place finish in the league.
Reid remained City manager until 1993 when he signed as a player for Southampton.
August 19, 1964:
Manchester marathon runner Ron Hill makes light work of the five-mile dash from his office back to his home in Fallowfield.
Hill ran in two Olympics – Tokyo in 1964 and Munich in 1972 – and won gold medals at the European Championships of 1969 and the Commonwealth Games in 1970.
In 1970, he won the 74th Boston Marathon with a course record of 2:10:30.
Hill worked for a time at Courtaulds in Droylsden.
The sudden collapse of a sewer severely damaged terraced houses in Farnworth, Bolton, although no-one was injured.
The 120ft hole emerged at Moses Gate, forcing 400 people to leave their homes. The subsidence started at a greengrocer’s shop at the corner of Fylde Street and Hall Street.
Nineteen homes had to be demolished as a result of the collapse.