Roy Keane vows never to play for his country again under Mick McCarthy after walking out on the Irish squad before the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan. Ireland made it through to the last 16.
Despite heavy corporate sponsorship, many Chicagoans interviewed for Channel 4 News on the eve of the 1994 football World Cup in the US had no knowledge of the game or the tournament.
Managing England is not the easiest job in the world, as Roy Hodgson knows. But in 1994, having led the Swiss to their first World Cup finals in 28 years, Hodgson was a popular man in Switzerland.
Days before England began their defence of the World Cup in Mexico, their captain was arrested in Colombia on suspicion of stealing a bracelet. ITN’s Gerald Seymour spoke to him after his release.
The Jules Rimet trophy disappeared for good when it was stolen in Brazil in 1983. But it had gone missing once before, in 1966, only to be retrieved from under a south London bush by Pickles the dog.
50 years ago Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) became world heavyweight boxing champion, defeating Sonny Liston. In the preceding year, 1963, ITN spoke to both men about the chances of them meeting.
The Beatles’ seminal appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in the United States took place 50 years ago, on 9 February 1964. On their return to the UK, the Fab Four were quizzed by an ITN reporter.
Doubtless some workers will wake up after their office party regretting the actions of the night before, but did you know back in 1961 the government was considering banning the party altogether?
As part of our look back at how ITN’s coverage of Christmases past, we see how reporter Michael Nicholson was sent to try a new detox diet that left him feeling quite “overwhelmed”.
Covering the news on Christmas Day is always challenging – and was equally so in 1965 when ITN sent their roving reporter John Shearer to Hyde Park to interview the regular Serpentine race swimmers.
The primary class of 1972 explain to ITN’s reporter Victoria Brittain what the spirit of Xmas is all about. Have things really changed that much?
Fashions may change, but some things stay exactly the same. Shoppers 40 years ago were just as hungry for bargains as we are today – although maybe a little more polite than we’re used to.
In February 1986 journalists investigating reports that the jailed ANC leader was having a check-up at Cape Town’s Medipark clinic caught – by accident – the first glimpse of him for 24 years.
In July 1983 Nelson Mandela celebrated his 65th birthday. ITN’s Mike Hanna spoke with anti-apartheid campaigners Helen Suzman and Winnie Mandela about the renewed calls for his release.
In 1961, Nelson Mandela gave his first TV interview to ITN reporter Brian Widlake. At the time, he was a wanted man, and and was speaking not long after a brutal government crackdown.