October 20, 1983:
Manchester United take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in a First Division match at Old Trafford. Frank Stapleton, centre, is on the ball for the Red Devils.
The match ended in a 3-0 victory for United with striker Stapleton scoring twice. The other goal came from Bryan Robson.
The Red Devils, under manager Ron Atkinson, went on to finish fourth in the league with 74 points. Stapleton was United’s top scorer for the season with 19 goals in all competitions.
October 11, 1966:
George Best couldn’t resist a kick-around in the street between playing for Manchester United and Northern Ireland in a busy season for the talented winger.
Best would play a vital role in helping the Red Devils win the First Division title with 60 points – four points ahead of runners-up Nottingham Forest.
It was the seventh time United had won the top division title – and the fifth under manager Matt Busby. It would be their last for 26 years until 1993 when Alex Ferguson’s side won the inaugural Premier League.
October 27, 1952:
Soldiers from the Lancashire Fusiliers clean their weapons in a hangar in Nairobi during the Mau Mau uprising.
The local regiment was sent to Kenya to defend land-owners from the Kenya Land and Freedom Army (also known as the Mau Mau) which had stepped up attacks.
Although the rebel leader Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi was captured in October 1956, the rebellion rumbled on until Kenya attained self-rule in June 1963.