October 29, 1956:
Footballer Don Revie looks pensive as he prepares to leave Manchester City after signing for Sunderland.
The future Leeds United and England manager, who played deep-lying centre forward for City, transferred to the Black Cats for a fee of £22,000.
Revie was the Football Writers’ Association player of the year in 1955 and helped City win the FA Cup with a 3-1 victory over Birmingham City in May 1956.
He made 148 league appearances for City, scoring 35 goals.
October 19, 1964:
American singer and actress Marti Stevens looks forward to starring in the musical High Spirits at Manchester’s Palace Theatre.
The production was an adaptation of Noel Coward’s play Blithe Spirit with lyrics and music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray.
A close friend of Marlene Dietrich, Stevens appeared in the TV shows It Takes a Thief, Stagecoach West and The Loveboat after playing the lead role in the 1962 film All Night Long.
After opening in Manchester at a gala night attended by Coward himself, High Spirits transferred to London’s West End.
October 21, 1972:
West Ham striker Clyde Best, centre, is closely marked by Manchester City centre half Tommy Booth during a thrilling 4-3 league encounter between the two clubs. Watching on is West Ham team-mate Tommy Taylor.
City just edged it thanks to two goals from Rodney Marsh and one apiece from Mike Summerbee and Tony Towers.
After winning the Charity Shield against Aston Villa, City eventually finished 11th in the First Division in the 1972-3 season with 41 points.