September 11, 1923:
Well-known stage and screen actor Alan Badel, pictured in the 1965 BBC production Gordon of Khartoum, was born this day in Rusholme.
Educated at Burnage High School, Badel served as a paratrooper in the D-Day landings before appearing in a series of movies and TV programmes.
He played John the Baptist in the 1953 Rita Hayworth movie Salome and starred opposite Vivien Merchant in the 1963 TV version of Harold Pinter’s play The Lover.
Badel was also Edmond Dantes in the 1964 BBC adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo.
September 10, 1964:
Manchester United goalkeeper Pat Dunne celebrates his selection for the first team with an ice lolly from a traditional café.
Dunne was preferred to rival ‘keeper Dave Gaskell for the home match against Nottingham Forest. The switch worked as United won the First Division clash 3-0 with two goals from David Herd and one from John Connelly.
Dunne went on to make 55 appearances in all competitions in the 1964-5 season to Gaskell’s five, helping United win the league with 61 points.
The Republic of Ireland ‘keeper transferred to Plymouth Argyle in February 1967 for a fee of £5,000.
September 13, 1966:
Manchester model Sheelah Wilson takes her final bow after 17 years on the catwalk.
She is pictured at her last assignment – modelling clothes for the Queen’s dressmaker Norman Hartnell in Chester.
Wilson remained in the fashion industry as she set up her own modelling agency in Manchester.