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On this day in football history
- 1928 Hull City signed Sam Weaver from Denby Main. Equally at home at either wing-half or inside forward he soon came to the attention of Newcastle United who signed him in November 1929. It was there that he developed the long throw which made him famous; he could do 40 yards with ease. Whilst at St James' Park he won a F.A Cup winners medal in 1932 against Arsenal and also three England caps. Transferred to Chelsea in the summer of 1936 but the Second War robbed him of the second half of his career although he did play a couple of games for Stockport County in 1947. His final League record was 49 goals in 370 matches.
- 1933 Leicester City full-back Adam Black scored against Sunderland with a shot from inside his own half. The Foxes were his only senior club and he played 550 matches for them between 1919 and 1935.
- 1953 57,893, a record crowd for a League match at Ninian Park, saw Cardiff City and Arsenal draw 0-0.
- 1959 Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vic Rouse became the first Fourth Division player to win a full cap when he played for Wales against Ireland. He was once on Millwall's books but had to wait until he joined Palace to make his League debut. After 238 League games for them he moved to Northampton Town in 1963, Oxford United in 1964 and Leyton Orient in 1965.