England’s dramatic 1966 World Cup Final victory was broadcast on Channel 4 and viewers also got a chance to donate to the National Emergencies Trust’s (NET) Coronavirus Appeal which provides vital funds to grassroots charities and groups.
But who remembers the scenes in Sunderland which hosted three matches in group 4 as well as the quarter final between Hungary and the Soviet Union?
Here are 13 reminders from the scenes on Wearside. Take a look and why not get in touch with your own memories.
1. Getting into the spirit of it
World flags in Blandford Street to mark the festival of football. Remember when it looked like this in 1966?
Photo: Sunderland Echo
2. Signing autographs
World Cup footballers sign autographs during their time at Roker Park.
3. Queuing for tickets
With only a few hours to the grand kick off for the competition at Wembley, Wearside fans began coming forward in greater numbers to buy tickets for games at Roker Park.
4. Fans at the match
The anticipation grows as the game gets closer.