May 15, 1981:
Manchester City manager John Bond, right, and goalkeeper Joe Corrigan put a brave face on losing the FA Cup Final on their return to Maine Road.
The Blues drew 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur after extra time at Wembley, but lost the replay 3-2.
Tommy Hutchison opened the scoring in the 30th minute of the first match, but then scored an own goal in the 79th minute to bring Spurs level.
City’s scorers in the replay were Steve Mackenzie and Kevin Reeves, but Spurs won thanks to an outstanding goal from Argentinian Ricky Villa. He dribbled past four City players to slot the ball in the net.
His effort was voted Wembley Goal of the Century in 2001.
May 15, 1968:
Manchester United captain Bobby Charlton swaps banners with Real Madrid counterpart Francisco Gento before the European Cup Semi Final second leg at the Bernabeu Stadium.
United had won the first leg 1-0 at Old Trafford with a solitary goal from George Best.
The Madrid match proved a thriller, ending in a 3-3 draw. United’s scorers were Bill Foulkes and David Sadler with an own goal from Zoco.
United went on to win the final, beating Benfica 4-1 at Wembley.
May 12, 1937:
The bunting is out in abundance in Gorse Street, Hulme, as local residents deck the street to celebrate the coronation of King George VI.
Street parties took place across the city as George prepared to ascend the throne after Edward VIII had abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
There are flags and flowers outside every house and every doorstep has been freshly stoned for the occasion.