July 22 2002
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson introduces the club’s latest signing, Rio Ferdinand, at Old Trafford.
The 23-year-old defender moved to United from Leeds for £29.1 million, making him the sixth most expensive footballer of all time.
Ferdinand made 312 appearances for the Red Devils from 2002 to 2014, scoring seven goals.
He won six Premier League titles at United as well as 14 other trophies, including the European Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.
July 28 1969
Katharine, the Duchess of Kent, delighted well-wishers when she stopped for a chat during her visit to Altrincham.
The Duchess took part in a tree-planting ceremony and toured local shops and schools.
July was a busy month for the Duchess as she presented the ladies’ trophy at Wimbledon for the first time – a role she was to perform for decades.
Her husband, the Duke of Kent, is President of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
July 22 1964
Australian cricketers Graham McKenzie and Grahame Corling shelter under an umbrella at Old Trafford during the Fourth Test in the Ashes series.
Australia only needed a draw against England to retain the Ashes having won the Third Test at Headingley.
The visitors batted until they reached 656 runs for eight wickets before declaring. Bob Simpson scored 311.
England scored 611 in reply, including 256 from Ken Barrington and 174 from Ted Dexter.
The match was drawn and Australia won the five-match Ashes series 1-0.