We look back at events on this day in the club's history.
1999 - Gavin McCann and Kevin Phillips gave Sunderland a 2-0 lead against Manchester United at the SoL before the visitors came back to secure a point in a 2-2 draw.
1998 - Danny Dichio and Michael Bridges scored in a 2-0 win over Crewe on Wearside.
1963 - Sunderland beat Leeds 2-0 at Roker Park thanks to goals from George Herd and Nick Sharkey.
1935 - Sunderland came out on top in a 5-4 thriller against champions Arsenal at Roker Park.