November 16th 1963:
Angry Aston Villa fans jeer Manchester United forward Denis Law after he was sent off during the First Division match between the two clubs at Villa Park.
The Scottish international was given his marching orders by referee Jim Carr after an incident with Villa wing half Alan Deakin and the fighting that followed.
Law was pelted with paper and apple cores on his way back to the tunnel as United slumped to a 4-0 defeat. Manager Matt Busby’s team went on to finish second in the league with 53 points, four behind champions Liverpool.
November 20th 1963:
Watching the Beatles perform live at the Manchester Apollo is all bit too much for these screaming Fab Four fans.
The band were on their fourth UK tour of 1963 after riding high in the charts with their smash-hit single She Loves You. It remains the Beatles’ biggest selling single in the UK as well as the top-selling UK single of the 1960s by any artist.
One of the first live recordings of the Beatles singing She Loves You took place at Manchester’s ABC cinema in Autumn 1963. Shot for Pathe newsreel, it can still be viewed online.
November 23rd 1996:
Manchester City midfielder Steve Lomas congratulates Nicky Summerbee on scoring against Tranmere Rovers in the First Division encounter at Maine Road.
Unfortunately, Summerbee’s goal was not enough as City lost 2-1.
The Blues had three managers in the 1996-7 season – Alan Ball until August, Steve Coppell from October to November, and then Frank Clark. They finished 14th in the league.