April 1, 1990:
Police officers gather in riot gear at the start of the 25-day rooftop protest at Manchester’s Strangeways Prison.
The protest began in the prison chapel and quickly spread through the prison.
It only ended on April 25 when the final five prisoners were removed from the rooftop, making it the longest jail riot in British penal history.
One prisoner was killed during the protest and 147 prison officers and 47 inmates were injured.
Many>> of the buildings were damaged, leaving a repair bill of more than £55 million.
April 4, 1988:
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson watches intently as the Red Devils take on Liverpool at Anfield. In the background is Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish.
The thrilling First Division match ended in a 3-3 draw. United fought back from being 3-1 down with only 10 men on the park after Colin Gibson had been sent off.
Bryan Robson scored two of the United goals with the equaliser coming from Gordon Strachan.
Liverpool only lost two matches all season – and won the league with 90 points. United were runners-up with 81 points.
April 5, 1963:
England and Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton makes a point to national team manager Alf Ramsey at Wembley on the eve of a friendly against Scotland.
In the background on the right is goalkeeper Gordon Banks, who won the first of 73 caps for England in the 2-1 defeat.
Jim Baxter scored both goals for Scotland in the first half while England’s reply came from Bryan Douglas in the 79th minute.