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  • 1933 Charlton Athletic appointed Jimmy Seed as manager. As an inside-forward he had played for Tottenham Hotspur, Sheffield Wednesday and England and had already had a couple of seasons managerial experience with Clapton Orient. Newly relegated to the Third Division South the club's fortunes picked up almost immediately. They were fifth in his first season and then won the division the following year, were runners-up in the Second a year later and occupied the same position a year later in the First. They were third and fourth in the last two seasons before the Second War. After the end of hostilities they prospered in the FA Cup where they were runners-up in 1946 and winners in 1947 but they were not doing well in the League and, in September 1956, Seed was sacked. He subsequently became a director of Millwall and died in July 1966 at the age of 72.
  • 1935 Scotland played Englishman David Wilson at centre-forward in their unofficial international against the USA. A native of Hebburn-on-Tyne he signed for Hamilton Academicals in 1929 and was considered one of the best in his position during the 1930's. By the outbreak of the Second War he had scored 246 goals in 329 Scottish First Division games. He won a Scottish Cup runners-up medal in 1935 when Hamilton lost 2-1 to Rangers in the Final.
  • 1957 Sunderland wing-half Stan Anderson became the first England player to be sent off in an international when he was dismissed against Bulgaria in Sofia. Although his dismissal was deemed harsh and no further action was taken against him it is thought that the incident probably affected his international career since he had to wait until 1962 before winning before winning another cap.
  • 1965 West Ham United became the second British side to win a major European trophy when they beat TSV Munich 2-0 in the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup at Wembley. The match was watched by millions on television and was reognised as one of the best displays of attacking football seen for many years.