May 25, 1963:
Bobby Charlton makes do with a sponge while Noel Cantwell holds the FA Cup after Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over Leicester City in the final at Wembley.
David Herd scored twice for the Red Devils with the other goal coming from Denis Law. It was the third time United had lifted the trophy. Leicester would have to wait until this year, 2021, to win their first FA Cup.
Full-back Cantwell played 123 league games for United from 1960 to 1967, scoring six goals. He won 36 caps and notched up 14 goals for the Republic of Ireland.
May 14, 1968:
Footballer Mike Doyle found an unusual way to celebrate Manchester City winning the First Division title – by climbing into a car boot!
It was the start of a party in Manchester for the players to let off steam after the Blues secured the league title with 58 points, two ahead of local rivals United.
Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Doyle was a powerful midfielder and centre half for City from 1965 to 1978. He made no less than 448 league appearances for the Blues, scoring 32 goals, before moving to Stoke City.
May 28, 1973:
It’s party time in Manchester as the Caribbean Carnival gets into full swing in Alexandra Park.
The annual event, which traditionally sees bands, dance troupes and floats wind their way through Hulme and Moss Side to a day in the park, started as an impromptu street procession in the summer of 1970.