July 15, 1966:
Portuguese international footballer Germano Luiz de Figueiredo, better known as Germano, watches intently during an England versus Scotland women’s match played at Salford.
The central defender was in Manchester for Portugal’s world Cup group matches at Old Trafford. The team progressed to the knock-out stages after beating Hungary, Bulgaria and World Champions Brazil.
Portugal then defeated South Korea 5-3 in the quarter-finals before being knocked out 2-1 by England in the semi-final at Wembley.
July 11, 1968:
Bolton Wanderers’ forward John Byrom poses for a press photo ahead of the new season at Burnden Park.
After being signed from Blackburn Rovers in 1966 for a transfer fee of £25,000, Byrom scored 130 goals in 10 years with the Trotters. He notched up 20 goals when Bolton won the Third Division title in 1973.
He returned to Blackburn for a season in 1976, but was forced to retire in 1977 due to a knee injury.
July 5, 1973:
Actress Joanna Lumley joins the cast of Coronation Street to play Ken Barlow’s girlfriend Elaine Perkins – the graduate daughter of Bessie Street School headmaster Wilfred Perkins.
Lumley appeared in eight episodes, her character eventually returning to London after tiring of Ken’s jealousy.
The Absolutely Fabulous star was due to return in 2009 for Elaine to have an affair with Ken, played by William Roache, but Lumley was unavailable due to work commitments.
Instead Stephanie Beacham appeared as new character Martha Fraser.