June 9, 1972:
Fearsome Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee makes a ‘phone call during the Ashes First Test against England at Old Trafford.
He was probably telling the folks back home how tough the match was proving for the Aussies.
The visitors were bowled out for just 142 runs in their first innings, but recovered to make 252 in the second. England made 249 and 234 to win by 89 runs.
Lillee at least restored some Australian confidence by taking six wickets for 66 runs in England’s second innings.
The overall series was drawn 2-2, so England retained the Ashes.
June 9, 1969:
Manchester United and England midfielder Nobby Stiles keeps fit in his back garden in Stretford before undergoing a leg operation.
The injury meant the World Cup winner could only made 13 appearances for United in the 1969-70 season, the first under new manager Wilf McGuinness.
The Red Devils finished eighth in the First Division and went out of the FA Cup in the semi-finals. They lost 1-0 to Leeds United after a titanic struggle that went to a second replay after two 0-0 encounters.
June 9, 1968:
Matt Busby, manager of Manchester United, holds the European Cup aloft outside the Town Hall after his team’s triumphant return to the city.
The Red Devils beat Portugese champions Benfica 4-1 after extra time at Wembley to become the first English club to win the premier European trophy.
Bobby Charlton opened the scoring for United in the 53rd minute before Graca replied for Benfica. The match was drawn at 1-1 after 90 minutes and went to extra time.
George Best scored in the 92nd minute followed by Brian Kidd in the 94th. Charlton wrapped it up with his second in the 99th minute.