September 23, 1967:
Ouch! That hurt! Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton feels the pain after being tackled by Tottenham’s Cyril Knowles when the two sides met at Old Trafford.
At least Charlton had the last laugh as United won the First Division clash 3-1 with two goals from George Best and one from Denis Law.
United finished the league in second place after a fierce battle for top spot with local rivals Manchester City. The Red Devils missed out on the title by two points after losing the last game of the season to Sunderland.
Best was the season’s top scorer with 32 goals in all competitions.
September 27, 1968:
Princess Margrethe of Denmark visits the Owens Park hall of residence on Wilmslow Road during a tour of Manchester University.
Princess Margrethe had a long association with the UK and the academic world as she was educated at a boarding school in Hampshire before reading prehistoric archaeology at Girton College, Cambridge.
She also studied at the London School of Economics (LSE) in 1965 and was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, also in London.
She succeeded to the Danish throne in January 1972.
September 29, 2003:
Stockport-born boxer Ricky Hatton is pictured with his World Boxing Union (WBU) light welterweight belt ahead of his title defence against Aldo Rios in Manchester.
Hatton, who grew up in Hyde, defeated Rios in the ninth round at the M.E.N. Arena. It was one of a record 15 successful defences of the WBU title from 2001 to 2004.
In 2005, Hatton defeated Colombian Carlos Maussa to win the World Boxing Association (WBA) title, thereby becoming the unified light-welterweight champion of the world.