May 12, 1982:
A police dog-handler carefully checks the enclosure built to house the vast crowds expected at Heaton Park for the visit of Pope John Paul II.
The Pope was due to say mass in the park on Monday May 31st at a specially constructed open air altar.
More than 250,000 people packed the park on the day itself, many waving home-made banners to mark the first visit by a Pope to Britain.
John Paul II arrived by helicopter at nearby Nazareth House at 8.10am and was welcomed by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Salford, the Rt Rev Thomas Holland.
May 13, 1967:
Manchester United manager Matt Busby applauds his players off the pitch after clinching the First Division championship for the seventh time in the club’s history.
The Red Devils had just drawn 0-0 with Stoke City at Old Trafford to finish the season with 60 points, four ahead of nearest rivals Nottingham Forest.
It was Busby’s fifth title – and the last United would win for 26 years.
Top scorer for the season was Denis Law with 25 goals in all competitions.
May 16, 1961:
Newlyweds Roy and Ann Hudd cut short their honeymoon to do a spot on the BBC Radio programme Midday Music, broadcast from Manchester Playhouse.
Roy was already well-known for his appearances on the radio programme Worker’s Playtime. He joined the cast in 1959.
From 2002 to 2003, Hudd played undertaker Archie Shuttleworth in the Granada TV soap Coronation Street. He returned for a string of guest appearances before the character’s death in December 2018.