We take a look back at events on this day in the club's history.
2008 - Ricky Sbragia is appointed as Sunderland manager on a full-time basis to replace Roy Keane after 23 days as caretaker boss.
1983 - Pop Robson and Paul Bracewell (2) scored in a 3-0 home win over WBA.
1957 - Future legend Len Ashurst (pictured) signed for Sunderland from Prescot Cables. Ashurst joined on part-time forms in order to complete his apprenticeship as a printer.
1952 - A 5-2 win over Wolves at Roker Park saw Sunderland move up to third place in Division One.