On this day

by Kate Smith

Find out what happened on this day in the club's history.

1985 – Sunderland's only full England international goalkeeper, Albert McInroy, died at the age of 83.

1967 – George Herd's goal at Blackpool saw him become the first ever Sunderland substitute to find the back of the net.

1862 – John Auld – Sunderland's first captain – was born in Lugar, Ayrshire.