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January 24, 1967: Singer Sandie Shaw appears on the ABC Television show Doddy's Music Box filmed at Manchester's Dickenson Road studios.

The TV Times described the show as 'a tattyphilarious session of laughter with songs' featuring Ken Dodd and top pop guests.

The voice-over was provided by disc jockey David Hamilton, nicknamed Diddy David by Dodd.

The show ran for two series but the name stuck with Hamilton for the rest of his career!

January 27, 1963: United manager Matt Busby and Coventry City manager Jimmy Hill exchange gifts after their friendly match at Dublin's Glenmalure Park - the home of Shamrock Rovers.

The two teams travelled to Ireland to train as prolonged snow and ice in the winter of 1962/3 had almost brought the First Division to a standstill.

The game ended in a 2-2 draw.

January 21, 1958: The Davies family of Woodhouse Park, Manchester, were the proud owners of Scruffy - the Daily Mirror Dog of the Year for 1956.

The newspaper ran a campaign to find Scruffy a home, two years later it was the turn of her three puppies.

Holding the last of puppies to leave was six-year-old Derrick Davies, the son of Scruffy's owners.

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