August 17, 1971:
Former world champion sprint cyclist Reg Harris sets the pace at the Fallowfield track during a race meeting in Manchester.
Harris, born in Bury, was world sprint champion five times from 1947 to 1954. He also won two silver medals at the 1948 Olympics just three months after breaking his ribs in a road accident.
His first job was as an apprentice motor mechanic and he bought his first bicycle at the age of 14.
August 11, 1970:
Manchester City assistant manager Malcolm Allison looks smart in a red tracksuit as he lines up for a photo shoot before the new season.
It proved to be an indifferent league campaign for the Blues who finished 11th in the First Division on 41 points, but the European Cup Winners’ Cup was a different matter.
City made it all the way to the semi-finals where they lost 2-0 on aggregate to Chelsea. The London club went on to win the trophy after beating Real Madrid 2-1 in a replay.
August 9, 1992:
Manchester United’s flying Russian winger Andrei Kanchelskis gives defenders the slip during the Red Devils’ 3-0 league victory over Everton at Old Trafford.
Signed from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk in 1991, Kanchelskis made 145 appearances for United – scoring 48 goals – before moving to Everton in 1995.
Kanchelskis made history by becoming the last player to score for the former Soviet Union during the state’s last official game in Cyprus in November 1991.