Michael Gray born as the Black Cats beat Newcastle.2001 – Swiss international right back Bernt Haas joined the Black Cats from Grasshoppers Zurich for £750,000.
1974 – Sunderland beat Newcastle United 2-1 in front of 28,738 spectators at Roker Park in their first ever Texaco Cup tie.
1974 – Future Sunderland left back Michael Gray was born.
1950 – Stalwart full back Jack Hedley signed from Everton for £10,000.
1929 – 1937 FA Cup winning centre-half Robert Johnston signed from Alva Albion Rovers.