September 9, 1989:
It looks like a hair-raising duel for Manchester United defender Gary Pallister and Everton’s Stuart McCall as they both contest a high ball at Goodison Park.
In spite of goals from Brian McClair and Russell Beardsmore, United lost the First Division match 3-2. They went onto finish 13th in the league, but won the FA Cup by beating Crystal Palace in a replay.
Centre-back Pallister made 317 league appearances for the Red Devils from 1989 to 1998, scoring 12 goals. He was also capped 22 times for England.
September 1, 1964:
Manchester band Herman’s Hermits pose for the cameras at the Alpha TV studios in Birmingham before recording the show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
A youthful Peter Noone – the band’s lead singer – is pictured in the blue suit, second right. The other Hermits are, from left, Derek ‘Lek’ Leckenby, Barry Whitwam, Keith Hopwood and Karl Green.
Produced by Mickie Most, Herman’s Hermits had shot to fame in September 1964 with the single I’m into Something Good. It knocked the Kinks’ hit You Really Got Me off the top of the charts.
September 6, 1958:
Musicians get ready to compete in the annual September Brass Band Contest at Belle Vue pleasure park and zoo.
The competition started life in 1852 when park owner John Jennison organised the first trial band competition. It proved such a hit that a full-scale contest was held in 1853.
In 1900, a series of military band competitions also took place at Belle Vue.