October 2, 1967:
Manchester United manager Matt Busby welcomes two players returning to the first team after injury.
They are full-back Bobby Noble, who was involved in a car crash, and forward David Herd, whose leg was broken in a league match against Leicester City in March.
Born in Stockport, Noble spent his whole playing career at United. He never recovered full fitness after the road accident and retired in 1970 after making 31 senior appearances.
Scottish international Herd made 202 appearances for the Red Devils from 1961 to 1968, scoring 114 goals. He won two league titles and the FA Cup during his time at United.
October 4, 1965:
Salford-born singer Elkie Brooks is pictured in her Chelsea flat after releasing her latest single All of My Life.
Brooks, later described as the British Queen of Blues, went on to record a number of hit solo albums as well as two Top Ten singles – Pearl’s a Singer and Sunshine After the Rain.
Her album Pearls, released in 1981, became the best-selling LP by a UK female artist in chart history.
October 1, 1964:
Well-known stage and TV actress Dilys Watling arrives at Manchester Central Station after starring in the musical Pickwick at the Palace Theatre.
She played Mary in the production, which was based on the Charles Dickens’ novel Pickwick Papers. It premiered in Manchester in June 1963 before moving to London’s West End.
Watling was seen on many popular TV programmes during the 1970s and 80s, including The Two Ronnies and The Morecambe and Wise Show. She also appeared briefly on Coronation Street.
She was nominated for a Tony award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her Broadway debut in Georgy in 1970.