September 29 2003:
Manchester boxer Ricky Hatton displays his World Championship belt before his title fight against Argentinian Aldo Rios at the MEN Arena.
Hatton retained his World Boxing Union (WBU) light-welterweight title after Rios retired in the ninth round.
Born in Stockport, Hatton is ranked as the best British light-welterweight of all time. He was named Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2005.
He fought 48 times, winning 45 bouts (32 by knockout) and losing three.
September 30 1959:
Manchester United manager Matt Busby greets Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano before a two-leg friendly between the two clubs.
The matches were played at Old Trafford and the Bernabeu Stadium. The final score was 6-5 to Madrid.
United finished seventh in the First Division in the 1959-60 season. Top scorer was Dennis Viollet with 32 goals.
September 29 1949:
World-famous movie couple Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier celebrate backstage in Manchester after the first European performance of A Street Car Named Desire.
The Tennessee Williams’ play opened at the Opera House before transferring to London’s West End.
Directed by Olivier, the production featured Leigh in the title role of Blanche DuBois. The supporting cast included Renee Asherson, Bonar Colleano and Bernard Braden.
The pair were back in Manchester in April 1951 to play the lead roles in George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra, also at the Opera House.