May 11, 1996
Jubilant Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel jumps on to his team-mates after beating Liverpool 1-0 in the 1996 FA Cup Final at Wembley.
The all-important goal was scored by skipper Eric Cantona in the 85th minute.
It was manager Alex Ferguson’s third FA Cup triumph at United, having lifted the trophy in 1990 and 1994.
The Red Devils did the double the same season by winning the Premier League. United finished on 82 points – four points clear of early leaders Newcastle.
May 11, 1968:
Manchester City legends Mike Summerbee and Colin Bell celebrate with fans after gaining a hard-fought 4-3 win over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park.
It was the crowning moment of a brilliant season for the Blues as they clinched the First Division title on the same day. City were first with 58 points with Manchester United second on 56.
City’s goals at Newcastle came from Neil Young, who netted two, Francis Lee and Summerbee. Young was the season’s top scorer with 21 goals in all competitions.
May 11, 1964:
American singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe is filmed for Granada TV’s Blues and Gospel Train music show at the derelict Wilbraham Road railway station in Manchester.
Tharpe sang the aptly titled Didn’t It Rain on one rain-soaked platform while the audience watched from another on the other side of the tracks. Playing the guitar was Brownie McGhee.
During April and May 1964, the Blues and Gospel Caravan toured Europe. Appearing alongside Tharpe were Muddy Waters, Little Willie Smith, Otis Spann and Ransom Knowing.