August 18 1993:
Roy Keane makes his Old Trafford debut for Manchester United in the Premier League match against Sheffield United.
The fiercely competitive midfielder scored twice in United’s 3-0 victory. The other goal came from Mark Hughes.
The Republic of Ireland international became United’s most expensive signing when he moved from Nottingham Forest for the record British transfer fee of £3.75 million.
Keane established himself as the Red Devils’ regular central midfielder alongside Paul Ince. He made 326 appearances for United, scoring 33 goals.
August 11 1965:
Ouch – that hurt! Actresses Jean Muir, left, and Pauline Collins line up for vitamin injections during the Manchester run of the musical Passion Flower Hotel.
The pair received a dose of vitamin B12 to keep them in top form for all the exhausting song-and-dance numbers at the Palace Theatre.
The two-act comedy told the story of life in a girls’ school. Its plot was based on the students’ efforts to meet boys from a neighbouring college.
Passion Flower Hotel played at the Palace until August 24th and then transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre in London.
August 16 1945:
Children tuck in at a street party to celebrate V-J Day in Heaton Park, Manchester.
The initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made on the afternoon of August 15, 1945.
The signing of the surrender document, officially ending World War II, occurred on September 2 on the decks of the US battleship Missouri moored in Tokyo Bay.
The name V-J Day was selected by the allies after they named victory in Europe V-E Day.