72 years since club legend signed pro forms.
1983 – Midfielder Nigel Walker claimed the record of the shortest Sunderland career when he came on for the last eight minutes against Watford in a 3-0 home win. This proved to be his only first team appearance for the Lads.
1980 – Kevin Arnott and John Cooke scored second half goals as Manchester City were defeated 2-0 at Roker Park. This game also proved to be Claudio Marangoni’s last for Sunderland.
1964 – Former captain and now development squad coach Kevin Ball was born in Hastings.
1931 – Hendon-born Horatio Stratton Carter fulfilled a boyhood dream when he signed professional forms with Sunderland.