January 15, 1962:

Doctors vaccinate members of the public against smallpox in Manchester Town Hall.
Mass vaccinations were a common sight in the 1950s and 60s as smallpox was still endemic in Africa and Asia.
It was the first disease to be eradicated in 1980 through the collaboration of countries around the world.


January 16, 1982:

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Corrigan gets attention from the medics during the Blues’ Third Round FA Cup match against Cardiff at Maine Road.
Big Joe recovered and City won the game 3-1 with two goals from Trevor Francis and one from Bobby McDonald.
City’s cup run only lasted until the Fourth Round. They were beaten 1-3 at home by Coventry City.
The Blues finished the season in 10th place in Division One with 58 points. Top scorer was Francis with 14 goals in all competitions.



January 15, 1980:

Wigan Athletic footballer Tommy Gore is on top of the world after scoring the only goal in the Third Round FA Cup triumph against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Gore was out celebrating with his Wigan team-mates in London after the Fourth Division club knocked out their Division Two rivals.
It was the first time Wigan had ever reached the Fourth Round.
Unfortunately the brave Latics got no further. They lost 0-3 to First Division Everton at Goodison Park.