February 10, 1958:
Manchester United goalkeeper Harry Gregg is pictured days after the Munich air disaster of February 6th that cost the lives of eight of his team-mates.
Described as the ‘Hero of Munich’, Gregg pulled Bobby Charlton, Jackie Blanchflower and Dennis Viollet from the burning plane, as well as his badly injured manager Matt Busby.
George Best later remarked: ‘Bravery is one thing, but what Harry did was more than about bravery. It was about goodness’.
Northern Ireland international Gregg made 210 league appearances for United from 1957 to 1966.
February 5, 1979:
Spurs and England playmaker Glenn Hoddle puts in a crunching tackle on Manchester City midfielder Gary Owen during a league match at Maine Road.
Hoddle’s ferocious effort failed to pay off as City won the First Division clash 3-0 with goals from Peter Barnes, Mick Channon and Brian Kidd.
Owen, a youth player with City, made his senior debut at the age of 17 in March 1976 against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He went on to make 103 league appearances for the Blues before joining West Bromwich Albion in 1979.
February 9, 1966:
Coronation Street stalwart Arthur Leslie, who played Rovers Return landlord Jack Walker, poses next to his portrait in a mural by artist John Bratby.
The Street cast were out in force at the mural’s unveiling, which took place at Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery. Also pictured are Bernard Youens, left, who played Stan Ogden, and Alan Rothwell (David Barlow).
Actor and playwright Leslie was a Coronation Street regular from the first episode in December 1960 until June 1970.