This Week – Manchester City beat Fulham 5-1
MARCH 14TH 1957
Emergency crews frantically search the wreckage of a BEA Vickers Viscount airliner after it crashed into a row of houses in Shadowmoss Road.
All 15 passengers and five crew were killed. The plane was on its final approach to Ringway Airport.
A mother and her two-year-old baby son died in one of the two houses reduced to rubble by the impact. A third house was badly damaged.
Emergency services were quickly on the scene but it took several hours to recover all the victims.
BEA withdrew its entire Viscount fleet for safety checks after the accident.
MARCH 16TH, 1968
No wonder the Fulham goalkeeper looks dejected. He’s just been on the receiving end of a 5-1 thrashing by Manchester City at Maine Road.
Neil Young scored two goals in the First Division clash with the rest coming from Colin Bell, Francis Lee and Mike Summerbee.
City, managed by Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison, finished top of the league in 1968 after beating local rivals United into second place on the last day of the season.
MARCH 13TH 1983
Belle Vue Colts, the youth development squad of speedway team Belle Vue Aces, unveil their 1983 line-up.
They are, from left, manager Ted Connor, Gary Clegg, Martin Scarisbrick, Lee Edwards, Paul Heyes, Peter Clegg and David Wild.
Belle Vue Aces have a proud pedigree. Racing first took place at the Belle Vue greyhound stadium in 1928 before moving to a specially built stadium in Hyde Road the following year.
The speedway club moved to a new track at its original home in 1987 when the Hyde Road stadium was demolished and started racing at the National Speedway Stadium in Gorton in 2016.
MARCH 16TH 1983
My Fair Lady and Doctor Dolittle star Rex Harrison is pictured visiting Manchester on a promotional tour.
Harrison, who was 75 at the time, was nominated for a third Tony Award in 1984 for his performance as Captain Shotover in George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House.
He continued stage acting up to his death from pancreatic cancer in June 1990.
MARCH 17TH 1999
Paul Scholes scores the vital goal in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Inter Milan at the San Siro stadium in the second leg of the UEFA Champions’ League quarter final.
Team-mate Phil Neville was equally ecstatic as the result meant United went through 3-1 on aggregate. Dwight Yorke scored both goals in the first leg.
United then beat Juventus in the semi-finals and Bayern Munich in a breath-taking final to complete the treble of UEFA Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.
MARCH 18TH 1999
Monica Lewinsky, the famous former White House intern, is in Manchester signing her new book Monica’s Story.
She donned a Manchester United scarf to make her city appearance at County Bookshops in the Trafford Centre.
Lewinsky left the public spotlight to take a master’s degree in psychology, but returned in 2014 to campaign against cyberbullying.