About Munich58

February 6th 1958. 3:04PM – a date and time that will be forever etched in the minds and the hearts of not only Manchester United supporters but football fans in general. This was the date and time that the plane carrying Manchester United players and officials, together with a number of journalists, crashed on take-off at a snowy airport in Munich. 

23 of the 44 people on board were killed including 8 Manchester United players, known collectively as “The Busby Babes”. The average age of those 8 players was just 21.

Munich58 was founded in 2001, by Mike Thomas and Elaine Giles, two Manchester-based, Manchester United fans. Through the supporter’s memorial events, educational resources, website and social media channels, Munich58 ensures the memory of The Busby Babes is never forgotten.

Each February we meet up at Old Trafford to remember those who died Learn more