Not matter even if your a blue, today is a day that you remember the unfortunate Munich air disaster. Today is the 56th anniversary of the Munich air disaster. Seven of Manchester United’s Busby Babes, 3 MUFC officials and 13 others were killed in the plane crash in Munich.

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The footballers killed on impact were, Eddie Colman, 21, Billy Whelan, 22, David Pegg, 22, and Geoff Bent, 25, Tommy Taylor, 26, Roger Byrne, 28.

Duncan Edwards, 21, died two weeks later, while Jackie Blanchflower, 24, and Johnny Berry, 31, were injured to such an extent that they never played again.

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Bobby Charlton 21, rests in a hospital bed in Munich as he recovers from his injuries. He was pulled from the wreckage by goalkeeper Harry Gregg, 25, before the plane burst into flames.

 

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Sir Bobby Charlton opening Irlam & Cadishead College in April 2012.

Sir bobby Charlton – the night he cheated death. In a 2006 TV interview with Michael Parkinson, he said: “I thought, ‘Why me? Why am I here with nothing happened to me other than a little gash on the head’ and all these other friends had been killed?
“It was such a momentous event, for so many young people to die just on the verge of the great success that was ahead of them, and I couldn’t understand why.”