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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The 50th Anniversary of the Munich Tragedy of Manchester United

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Fifty years ago tomorrow, one of the most terrible tragedies in world football occurred. A plane carrying Manchester United, staff, and a few journalists, crashed on the runway in Munich, West Germany.

23 people died. 8 of whom were Manchester United players. They were called "The Busby Babes," after their famous manager, Matt Busby, who also perished in the crash.

Sir Bobby Charlton, who later would win the World Cup with England in 1966, was one of the survivors.
A minute of silence will be observed at Wembley, Old Trafford, along with many other venues tomorrow to commemorate the accident.

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