November 6, 1991:
Striker Mark Hughes delights the Old Trafford faithful by scoring an early goal for Manchester United in their European Cup Winners’ Cup Second Round tie against Atletico Madrid.
Watching intently is Ryan Giggs, playing his first ever European game for the Red Devils.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw which, unfortunately, wasn’t enough to keep United in the competition. They’d already lost the first leg of the two-leg match 0-3 in Madrid.
United were more successful in domestic competitions. They lifted the League Cup for the first time, beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 at Wembley.
As for Giggs, he went on to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award in his debut season.
November 6, 1969:
Bury animal trainer Vivien Taylor has her hands full exercising nine Malayan otters before their appearance in the film Loki starring Mark Lester.
The Canadian movie was about the relationship between a boy and his odd pet, played on screen by the otter ‘Feets’. He’s the one on the lead and harness, carefully guided by Vivien.
To ensure the otters would be at home in the Canadian terrain, Vivien (23) trained them in the rugged hills and springs of Dartmoor.
November 9, 1959:
The balloon is about to go up in Manchester on the site where the new Piccadilly Centre was to be built.
The large helium-filled balloon was raised 330 feet above the ground – exactly the same height as the proposed new building.
Trying their hand at flying the thing are 17-year-old Barbara Nuttall, left, and 21-year-old Lesley Goodier.