England and Manchester United football legend Duncan Edwards was born on Thursday 1 October 1936 in Dudley, in the heart of the Black Country.
The big number 6, who was 5ft 10" and weighed just under 13 stone was nicknamed ‘The Tank’. He played at wing half but could also play centre half, centre forward and inside forward.
Duncan was one of the Busby Babes, the young United team formed under manager Sir Matt Busby in the late 1940s.
He was one of the eight players who tragically died from injuries sustained in the Munich air disaster on Thursday 6 February 1958. Aged just 21, Duncan died 15 days later on Friday 21 February in the Reichts der Isar Hospital in Munich.