August 4, 1975:
American singer Roy Orbison cradles his baby son Alexander after flying into Manchester’s Ringway airport for a UK tour.
His other son Roy, aged five, is walking behind him along with wife Barbara and the family’s nanny pushing the baggage trolley.
Orbison, whose passionate ballads earned him the title ‘the Caruso of Rock’, wrote a string of classic Top Ten hits. They included Crying, Pretty Woman and Only the Lonely.
Sons Roy and Alexander, often called Orbi, both grew up to work in the music business.
August 2, 1967:
Manchester United manager Matt Busby surveys his team at the start of the new football season with assistant manager Jimmy Murphy by his side.
It was set to be one of the most successful campaigns ever, with the Red Devils becoming the first English team to win the European Cup by beating Benfica 4-1 at Wembley.
United finished second in the First Division too, missing out by two points to Manchester City after losing to Sunderland in the last match of the season.
July 29, 1962:
Sir Oswald Mosley speaks in Manchester at a march organised by the British Union of Fascists.
It was not a peaceful affair. An angry crowd rushed the 80 marchers, tearing up their banners after pelting them with stones, coins and cabbages.
Fights broke out and the police had to step in to rescue the 65-year-old Mosley. Many of the marchers suffered minor injuries and torn clothes.
Mosley’s speech lasted 12 minutes before police ordered the meeting to end. Forty seven people were arrested.