On this day

by Stuart Vose

Former boss's birthday!

1956 - Peter Reid, Sunderland’s manager between 1995 and 2002, was born in Huyton, Merseyside.

1964 - Alec Chamberlain, who was Sunderland’s number one between 1993 and 1996, was born in March, Lincolnshire.

1908 ­– England forward Arthur Brown signed from Sheffield United for a world record fee of £1,600

1968 -  Death of 1950’s goalkeeper James Cowan aged 42.