Rae makes Sunderland debut in '96.
1996 – Scottish midfielder Alex Rae made his Sunderland debut in a 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle United.
1974 – Sunderland forward Tom Finney scored after only three minutes of his Northern Ireland debut in Oslo against Norway.
1942 – Birth of 1960’s forward Willie McPheat in Caldercruix, Scotland.
1933 – Len Duns signed for Sunderland from Newcastle West End; his appearances for the Lads were reduced due to WW2 however he would play for the Wearsiders until 1952.