We take a look at what happened on this day in the club's history.
2003 - Welsh international forward Trevor Ford (pictured) passed away at the age of 79.
1943 - Future Sunderland manager Mick Buxton was born in Corbridge.
1941 - Sunderland's first league goalkeeper, William Kirkley, passed away aged 78.
1879 - Billy Hogg born in Sunderland - he was one of the players to score a hat-trick in the famous 9-1 win at Newcastle in 1908.