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On this day in football history

  • 1936 German television showed the whole of its international against Italy "live" on television. This is the first instance of a whole match being televised and eneded in a 2-2 draw.
  • 1946 Death of Major Alec Jackson from injuries sustained in a road accident outside Cairo. He was 41. Known as the "Gay Cavalier" he was the greatest right winger of the period between the Wars and certainly one of the finest of all time. As a youngster he played for Dumbarton, then tried his luck in America, before returning to Scotland in 1924 where he joined Aberdeen. He was an immediate success and a year later was transferred to Huddersfield Town. Here he won a League Championship medal in his first season. He also turned out in two Cup Finals for Town, but was on the losing side each time. He moved to Chelsea in September 1930 but after two years fell out with the London club and dropped out of League soccer for good. In his short career he played in 287 League games and scored 102 goals. He appeared in 17 internationals between 1925 and 1930, missing only two of the 19 played during that period, and scored 3 of Scotland's 5 goals in their great win over England at Wembley in 1928.
  • 1950 Leslie Compton, Arsenal centre half, was capped by England at the age of 38 years and 2 months against Wales. He won another against Yugoslavia a few weeks later. He joined Arsenal in 1932 as a left back and made his debut that year. Because of the brilliance of Eddie Hapgood, he had few first team opportunities before the War. During the War he operated in any position for the club, often at centre forward and in one game against Clapton Orient scored 10 goals. He also played for England in the position in one of the Red Cross internationals. He became the regular centre half after the War for Arsenal and won both League Championship and FA Cup medals. In 20 years at Highbury he played in 253 peace-time League games and scored 5 goals.
  • 1969 The match between Liverpool and West Hamm United at Anfield became the first to be televised in colour.