March 21, 1970:
It was ominous for Manchester City when former England striker Jimmy Greaves played his first match for West Ham at Maine Road.
He had scored on his debut for every senior side he represented – Chelsea, Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and England.
In just ten minutes he had done the same in Manchester and then scored a second as West Ham thrashed City 5-1 in a one-sided First Division rout.
Greaves had only joined West Ham days earlier in a swap which took fellow England international Martin Peters to Spurs.
Alongside Greaves, right, on the Manchester train was new team-mate and England captain Bobby Moore.
March 23, 1957:
Manchester United legend and ‘Busby Babe’ Duncan Edwards, centre, shakes hands with Birmingham City players at Hillsborough after beating them 2-0 in the FA Cup semi-final.
The scorers on the day were Bobby Charlton and Johnny Berry.
United lost the FA Cup final 1-2 to Aston Villa with their only goal coming from Tommy Taylor, but went on to become First Division champions with 64 points. Spurs were second with 56 points.
They also reached the semi-finals of the European Cup, losing 5-3 on aggregate to Real Madrid.
Tragically, Edwards died months later from injuries sustained in the Munich air crash of February 1958.
March 26, 1956:
Interviewing members of the public on the street is now a staple feature of many local TV programmes.
But it was all very new when Granada TV pioneered the technique more than 60 years ago.
A small crowd gathered in Manchester to watch the presenters in action in front of two large cameras – one mounted on the street and the other on top of an outside broadcast van.