July 1, 1993:
Campaigners young and old get their message across in the bid to save Booth Hall Children’s Hospital in Blackley, Manchester.
The hospital, founded by Humphrey Booth in 1908, stayed open until 2009 when its services were transferred to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
In 1929, Booth Hall was the third largest children’s hospital in the UK with 750 beds. It also included a 102-bed convalescent home.
July 1, 1966:
All smiles now… Manchester United striker Denis Law shakes hands with manager Matt Busby after signing a new deal to stay at the club.
Negotiations had been tense as Law had asked for a pay rise after winning the prestigious Ballon D’Or award. Busby refused and Law apologised, but Law later said he was secretly given the pay rise anyway.
Law went on to notch up another brilliant season, scoring 23 goals in 36 appearances for United – securing a second league title in a row.
In total, Law made 309 league appearances for United from 1962 to 1973, scoring 171 goals.
July 1, 1988:
American Football team the Manchester Heroes take on the Scunthorpe Steelers at the National British Steel Gala.
Manchester hosted the first ever American Football game in the UK when the Northwich Spartans played the London Ravens in October 1983.
The Northwich Spartans became the Manchester Spartans in 1984 and were national champions in 1989 and 1990. They also won the Eurobowl in 1990, beating Italian team Legnano Frogs 34-22 in the final.