6th October 1956 - An 18 year old with a lovely head of hair made his league debut for Manchester United. His name? Bobby Charlton.
6th October 2001 - David Beckham hit a football about as sweetly as it's possible to, his last-gasp free-kick meaning England qualified for the World Cup with a 2:2 draw with Greece at Old Trafford.
Birthdays / Born on this day - 6th October
6th October 1919 - Tommy Lawton. Powerful centre-forward from the 1930s right through to the 1950s, with a terrific scoring record for all his teams, including Burnley, Everton, Chelsea, Notts County, Brentford and Arsenal.
6th October 1944 - Victor Esparrago. Uruguayan midfielder who starred for Nacional during the late 1960s and 1970s, winning the Copa Liberatadores twice and the Intercontinental Cup twice, as well as a hatful of league titles.
6th October 1965 - Jürgen Kohler. A classic defender, both strong amd composed, for Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Germany.
6th October 1966 - Niall Quinn. Irish striker who became a cult hero in the 1990s for Man City and Sunderland, even having his very own chant sung about his pants.
6th October 1967 - Kennet Andersson. The Swedish star was a proper old-fashioned centre forward in the 1990s - brilliant in the air, fantastic hold-up play, and a decent strike-rate. Five goals at USA '94 and fine spells with Göteborg, Norrköping, Lille, Bari, Bologna and Fenerbahçe.