August 26 2000:
England midfielder David Beckham celebrates scoring Manchester United’s first goal six minutes into the Premier League match against West Ham at Upton Park.
United drew the early season encounter 2-2. Their second goal was scored by Andrew Cole.
The Reds, managed by Sir Alex Ferguson, won the league for the third season in a row and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions’ League.
Top scorer for the season was Teddy Sheringham with21 goals in all competitions.
August 25 1970:
Children feed the elephants at Belle Vue Zoo, continuing a tradition which started 110 years earlier.
The first elephant arrived from Ceylon in 1860 after being imported by the Jennison family, who owned the zoological gardens. It lived for about seven years.
Elephants worked for their keep at Belle Vue, not only giving rides to children but also moving heavy equipment around the park.
August 24 1967:
American singer P. J. Proby smokes a king-size cigar before his appearance on the Simon Dee TV show in Manchester.
He owed the taxman £44,000 at the time, but appeared unconcerned while enjoying the cigars – a gift from English fans.
Proby’s career had lost momentum after notorious trouser-splitting incidents at live concerts in Croydon and Luton in January 1965.
His biggest hit was Hold Me which reached No. 3 in the UK charts in 1964.