This Week – Bobby Charlton Scores First Hat Trick
Each week we look back at events and memories. This weeks memories include Bobby Charlton, Ian McKellen, Chuck Berry and Manchester City.
February 19th 1957
United legend Bobby Charlton scores his first hat trick in league football in the First Division match against Charlton Athletic at The Valley.
He’s pictured soaring above team-mate Liam Whelan to head past Charlton goalkeeper Willie Duff.
Defenders John Hewie, left, and Trevor Edwards are looking on. United won the game 5-2 with the other two goals coming from Tommy Taylor.
Charlton scored two against the same opposition on his United debut in October.
February 20th 1988
Actor Ian McKellen is at the forefront of the Gay Rights march through Manchester alongside fellow campaigners Michael Cashman and Peter Tatchell.
McKellen, born in Burnley, grew up in Wigan and Bolton. He was knighted in the 1991 New Year Honours list for services to the performing arts.
His distinguished career encompasses everything from Shakespeare to the X Men. He even appeared in Coronation Street for a month as author Lionel Hipkiss.
McKellen is a champion for LGBT social movements throughout the world.
February 22nd 1975
American rock’n’roll legend Chuck Berry relaxes with a cigarette after his concert at Manchester Free Trade Hall.
It was the third stop on an 11-date tour which also took in Glasgow, Birmingham and London.
Berry, accompanied by his own band, played many of his classics including Johnny Be Goode.
February 21st 1981
It’s a goal! Manchester City striker Steve Mackenzie turns in triumph after scoring the only goal in the local Derby against United at Maine Road.
Mackenzie played two seasons at City making 74 appearances and scoring 10 goals. Some were spectacular. Fans will never forget his equaliser in the 1981 FA Cup Final replay against Spurs before City lost 2-3.
He joined City from Crystal Palace for £250,000 in 1979.