Johnny Byrne; Bobby Moore
1 of 3 portraits by Monte Fresco
Johnny Byrne; Bobby Moore
by Monte Fresco, for Daily Mirror
bromide print, December 1963
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (242 mm x 192 mm) image size
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Johnny ‘Budgie’ Byrne joined the team in 1962, setting a transfer record of £65,000. This heralded a successful period for the club, with consecutive tournament victories sparking celebrations in the East End. Moore later stated: ‘This was what success meant – not money or glamour, but the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made your own folk proud.’ Sports photographer Monte Fresco, working for the Daily Mirror, captured the two friends after training, suggesting the increasing public interest in footballers’ lives both on and off the pitch.
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- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Boleyn Ground (Upton Park), Newham, East London)
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- Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Football (27 February 2018 - 6 January 2019)
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Current affairsThe Secretary of State for War, John Profumo is found to have lied to the House of Commons when he denied having an affair with the showgirl, Christine Keeler. The Profumo Affair was a public scandal for the Conservative party, and ultimately contributed to the resignation of Harold Macmillan.
Art and scienceDoctor Who is first broadcast on the BBC with William Hartnell playing the Doctor. This long running science fiction series about an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his police-box-shaped Tardis has been watched by generations of viewers (often from behind the back of the sofa), and features imaginative, but traditionally low-budget, special effects, innovative electronic music, and the Doctor's greatest enemy, the Daleks.
InternationalJohn F. Kennedy is assassinated in Texas. The arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald for his murder did not prevent a score of conspiracy theories involving Cuba, the CIA, the KGB, and the Mafia among others.
Martin Luther King delivers his 'I have a dream' speech, marking an important moment in the civil rights movement in America and helping to secure him the Nobel Peace Prize' in 1964.
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