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On this day in football history
- 1936 Jack Bowers, Derby County and England centre forward, transferred to Leicester City. One of the best of many fine goal scoring centre forwards of the 1930s, he made his debut for Derby in 1928 and in 1930-31 scored 37 goals in the First Division, a club record (which has since been equalled but not beaten). He played in all three internationals of 1933-34, and had scored 168 goals in 202 League games when he left the Baseball Ground. He remained with Leicester until the War in 1939 and won a Second Division medal in 1937. He scored 53 goals in 79 outings for City and thus ended his first class career with the record of 221 goals in 281 matches, a very fine average.
- 1950 Hugh Brown, Partick Thistle wing half, transferred to Torquay United. He came to the fore with Thistle during the war and was capped against Wales, Belgium and Luxembourg during 1946-47. He played in 74 peacetime League games for Thistle and in two years with Torquay turned out in 55 Third Division South matches.
- 1958 Billy Wright, Wolverhampton Wanderers and England captain, attended the Queen's luncheon party at Buckingham Palace. The first professional footballer to be invited to such a function.
- 1965 Kevin Hector scored 5 goals for Bradford against Barnsley. He came into the Bradford side in 1962 and during 1965-66 set a club record with 44 goals, bringing his total to that time to 109 in 172 League matches. Transferred to Derby County shortly after the start of the following season.