On this day

by Kate Smith

A signing, a birth and a hat-trick in today's trip down memory lane.

2002 – Swedish international Joachim Bjorklund (pictured) signed from Venezia for £1.5 million

1979 – Former Sunderland midfielder Jeff Whitley was born in Ndfola.

1933 – Bobby Gurney scored a hat trick in a 3-0 FA Cup third round win at Villa Park in front of 54,000 fans.