The Busby Babes and Munich – A Timeline

  • 6-8-1913 Bert Whalley, head coach born
  • 8-2-1929 Roger Byrne born
  • 21-1-1932 Tommy Taylor born
  • 27-9-1932 Geoff Bent born
  • 15-6-1933 Mark Jones born
  • 20-9-1933 Denis Viollet born
  • 1-4-1935 Bill Whelan born
  • 20-9-1935 David Pegg born
  • 1-10-1936 Duncan Edwards born
  • 1-11-1936 Eddie Colman born
  • 11-10-1937 Bobby Charlton born
  • 15-2-1945 Matt Busby appointed manager of Manchester United
  • 24-11-1951 The term the Busby Babes first used (View post)
  • 1952 Manchester United League champions
  • 4-4-1953 Duncan Edwards debut for Manchester United vs Cardiff City
  • 1953 Manchester United win the first FA Youth Cup. They also win the next four.
  • 2-4-1955 Duncan Edwards makes England debut vs Scotland
  • 12-9-1956 Manchester United play first European game vs Anderlecht (View post)
  • 26-9-1956 Manchester United 10 Anderlecht 0 in the European Cup
  • 6-10-1956 Bobby Charlton debut for Manchester United vs Charlton Athletic (View post)
  • 1956 Manchester United League champions
  • 18-2-1957 Bobby Charlton first hat-trick for Manchester United in a 5-1 away win at Charlton
  • 25-3-1957 First floodlit match at Old Trafford vs Bolton Wanderers
  • 4-5-1957 FA Cup Final Aston Villa 2 Manchester United 1
  • 1957 Manchester United League champions
  • 25-1-1958 Last home game before Munich 4th round of the FA Cup tie vs Ipswich Town
  • 1-2-1958 Busby Babes play last game on British soil 5-4 away win at Arsenal (View post)
  • 5-2-1958 Manchester United draw 3-3 with Red Star Belgrade
  • 6-2-1958 The Munich disaster
  • 19-2-1958 First match after Munich FA Cup 5th round 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday
  • 21-2-1958 Duncan Edwards dies of injuries
  • 22-2-1958 First League match after Munich 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest
  • 25-2-1960 Munich clock unveiled at Old Trafford
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