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Photo: Bobby Charlton of Manchester United proudly holds the European Cup trophy after the match towards Benfica, May 29, 1968. (01247581) (C) Mirrorpix

1964

June 2

British tennis ace Christine Truman wraps up towards the chilly on the Northern Lawn Tennis Tournament at Didsbury.

Christine Truman pulls up her coat collar on arrival on the courts on the Northern Lawn Tennis Tournament, June 2, 1964 (01239879) (C) Mirrorpix

Torrential rain and bitterly chilly winds stopped all play and even apply periods. It was so moist that the courts weren’t even marked out!

Truman took the singles title on the French Open in 1959 and was a Wimbledon finalist in 1961.

She additionally helped Britain win the Wightman Cup towards the USA in 1958, 1960 and 1968.

EBR SundayNostalgiaBitsPieces May30 03Bobby Charlton of Manchester United proudly holds the European Cup trophy after the match towards Benfica, May 29, 1968. (01247581) (C) Mirrorpix

1968

May 29

Exhausted Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton nearly manages to carry on to the European Cup after an energy-sapping closing towards Benfica at Wembley.

United defeated the Portuguese champions 4-1 after additional time on a moist night time in north London.

Charlton scored twice with the opposite objectives coming from George Best and Brian Kidd.

Standing subsequent to Charlton is goalkeeper Alec Stepney, who made two essential saves earlier than the top of regular time.

Stepney was applauded on the pitch by Benfica striker and Portuguese legend Eusebio.

1980

June 1

Coronation Street creator and screenwriter Tony Warren places some ending touches to a different script at his typewriter.

EBR SundayNostalgiaBitsPieces May30Coronation Street creator and screenwriter Tony Warren. June 1980. (01052033) (C) Mirrorpix

Born in Pendlebury in July 1936, Warren’s actual title was Anthony McVay Simpson. He adopted Warren as a stage title in his early performing profession.

Granada’s Coronation Street, first broadcast in December 1960, was primarily based on Salford’s Archie Street.

It is now the world’s longest-running cleaning soap having reached its 10,000th episode on February 7, 2020.

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