On this day


Quinn appointed boss, 'Super Kev' born and Arca signs.

2006 – Niall Quinn appointed himself as manager until he found a suitable replacement following Mick McCarthy’s departure.

2000 – Julio Arca signed for the Black Cats from Argentinos Juniors for £3.5 million.

1977 – Sunderland and England midfielder Tony Towers joined Birmingham City for £140,000.

1973 – Sunderland’s post WW2 leading scorer, Kevin Phillips, was born in Hitchin.