On this day...

by Stuart Vose

We look back through the history books.

On this day in Sunderland history...

2008 - Former player and caretaker manager Billy Elliott died at the age of 82.

1996 - Shay Given kept the first of 12 clean sheets for Sunderland versus Leicester City.

1950 - More than 60,000 fans saw Dickie Davis scored a hat-trick in Sunderland's 6-1 home win over Derby County.