On this day...

by Kate Smith

Two births and one record equalled.

1988 – Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole was born.

1970 – Len Ashurst played his 457th game for Sunderland, equalling goalkeeper Ted Doig’s record.

1935 – Footballing legend Brian Clough was born in Middlesbrough.

1911 – Forward Charlie Buchan was signed from Leyton for £1,200.

The official day-by-day history book of SAFC 'All the Dates' is available.