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On this day in football history
- 1925 Frank Hudspeth, Newcastle United full back, won his first England cap at the age of 36. He played against Ireland in Belfast. He joined Newcastle in 1910 and remained with them until 1929 winning a Cup Winners' medal in 1924 and a Championship medal three years later. He played in 430 League games for the club and scored 36 goals. In 1929-30, his last season in top football he played 14 matches for Stockport County.
- 1931 Aston Villa signed Danny Blair, Clyde's Scottish international full back. Had had five years with Clyde and remained four years with Villa before moving on to Blackpool where he continued until the Second War in 1939. Played in 408 League matches and scored 2 goals, both in Scottish football. Appeared in 9 internationals between 1929 and 1933.
- 1956 Death of Tom Whattaker M.B.E. Secretary Manager of the Arsenal who had served the club for 37 years. He joined them as a wing half in 1919 and when a knee injury sustained on the FAs 1925 tour of Australia ended his playing career he became club trainer. He was the first trainer to become a qualified psychiotherapist. In 1947 he took over the secretary manager's job from George Allison. As a player he made 64 League appearances and scored 2 goals.
- 1966 Death of Sam Hardy, often regarded as the greatest goalkeeper the game has known. He was 83. Began with Chesterfield in 1901, moved to Liverpool 1905, Aston Villa 1912 and Nottingham Forest from 1921 until 1924. Won Championship medals with Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, the latter for the Second Division, and 2 Cup Winners' medals with Villa. Played in 20 internationals for England between 1907 and 1920.