October 21th 1940:
A Salford house is ripped apart by a Luftwaffe bomb after the Germans stepped up their raids on the North West during World War II.
Remarkably, some residents escaped injury by using a mattress for protection.
Air raids on Manchester began in August 1940, but the heaviest took place on the nights of December 22 and 23 when an estimated 684 people were killed and another 2,000 injured.
October 19th 1991:
Manchester United and England centre-half Steve Bruce wheels away in delight after scoring against Arsenal at Old Trafford.
The Division One match ended in a 1-1 draw. Bruce levelled in the 44th minute after a Peter Schmeichel own goal five minutes earlier.
United, under manager Alex Ferguson, went on to finish second in the league with 78 points. They topped the table for most of the season, but were overtaken by Leeds United on 84 points.
The Red Devils had the consolation of winning the League Cup for the first time, beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 at Wembley.
October 3th 1965:
Rolling Stones’ front man Mick Jagger slips quietly out the back door of his Manchester hotel to play a gig at the city’s Odeon cinema.
The Stones were in Manchester on their second British tour of the year, having just returned from performing in Germany and Austria.
The line-up was Jagger on lead vocals, Keith Richards and Brian Jones on guitar, Bill Wyman on bass and Charlie Watts on drums and percussion. After Manchester, the band played Bradford, Carlisle and Glasgow.