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On this day - special

Thu 01 January 2004, 12:00|Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Having concluded our special look at daily events yesterday - here is a full rundown of 'On This Day' from January 1-December 31.

Compiled by and thanks to clnb historian Andy Porter...

1st - 1900 Our first match this century was a 2-2 draw at Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough. Part of a two match mini tour of the north east, we faced Sunderland the following day.
2nd - 1909 The old Leeds City club made their only visit to White Hart Lane. Former Spurs chairman John Oliver was associated with the Yorkshire outfit. They disbanded in 1919 due to financial irregularities.
3rd - 1920 We played our fourth consecutive match with an all English XI. It was nearly 300 games into our League career that we played a League game without a Scottish player in our ranks.
4th - 1933 Three Spurs players - Willie Evans, Dave Levene and Jimmy Brain - formed part of a combined Tottenham/Arsenal/Chelsea/West Ham XI against The Rest of London in an experimental floodlight match at the old White City stadium.
5th - 1946 We face Brentford in the first leg of our only two-legged FA Cup tie, drawing the match 2-2. We lost the return 0-2 five days later. All ties from rounds one to six were played over two matches.
6th - 1934 Spurs 'keeper Joe Nicholls was bombarded by fruit and beer bottles by the Villa Park crowd during our 5-1 win there. Villa were warned as to their spectators future behaviour. Both teams wore black armbands following the passing of former Spurs player Herbert Chapman.
7th - 1939 Following many years of rallying by the Club board, our senior players wore numbered shirts for the first time, in a 7-1 FA Cup victory over Watford.
8th - 1901 We face European opposition for the first time when the touring Berlin FC were defeated 9-6 at a snow covered White Hart Lane. It was the first visit to Britain by a German team.
9th - 1992 Former club programme editor and historian Leslie Yates passed away. A freelance journalist, Tottenham born and bred, he contributed to the club publications for many years having seen his first Spurs game in 1923, aged eight.
10th - 1914 We share ten goals in an FA Cup match with Leicester, our highest scoring draw in the competition.
11th - 1975 Terrace favourite Alfie Conn nets a hat-trick in our 5-2 win at Newcastle. The 3rd goal that afternoon, scored by John Duncan, was our 4,000th in the Football League.
12th - 1983 Cecil Poynton passed away. Started a 12 year stint as a player in August,1922 and served on our backroom staff during the war. Later appointed assistant trainer, senior trainer and then physiotherapist until retiring in 1975.
13th - 1923 One of our biggest FA Cup shocks, held to a goal-less draw by Midland League club Worksop Town. We won the replay, also at Tottenham, by a comfortable margin of 9-0.
14th - 1956 Eddie Baily transferred to Port Vale after 10 years on our books. He returned in October, 1963 for a further 11 year stint as assistant manager to Bill Nicholson.
15th - 1927 Tottenham 12 Arsenal 2. Our first ever home fixture against our neighbours 'A' team saw goalkeeper Nicholls net one of our goals from the penalty spot.
16th - 1914 Tommy Clay signed from Leicester. Each of the full back's 24 senior goals for Spurs came from the penalty spot.
17th - 1969 New signing Martin Chivers scores on his debut against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
18th - 1947 Goalkeeper Ted Ditchburn, who held the club appearance record of 418 games until 1975, nominated his favourite game as being our 1-0 defeat at Newcastle where he received a standing ovation from the 63,000 crowd.
19th - 1994 We won our first and only successful penalty shootout in the FA Cup to date. First Division Peterborough United eventually succumbed to a 5-4 penalty decider at White Hart Lane.
20th - 1962 Phil Beal signed professional forms for the club having been an apprentice since May, 1960. He went on to make 420 senior appearances in 13 years at Tottenham.
21st - 1967 We started a club record run of 28 League and cup matches without defeat with a 2-0 home win against Burnley. The sequence came to an end on September 2, following 20 wins and eight draws in 20 League and eight FA Cup matches, with a thumping 1-5 defeat at Turf Moor, Burnley!
22nd - 1920 Alf Ramsey born at Dagenham. A full back, signed from Southampton in May,1949, he was the last piece of the jigsaw in our push and run side of 1949-50-51. Knighted in 1967 having managed the England side to World Cup glory.
23rd - 1909 Our match at Bolton was billed as a promotion decider. We won 1-0 and ended the season accompanying champions Wanderers to the top flight at the first attempt, edging out third placed West Bromwich Albion on goal average.
24th - 1953 Sonny Walters scores our 1,500th League goal at White Hart Lane in a 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday
25th - 1964 We record our 800th League win a 3-1 home victory against Aston Villa.
26th - 1995 Vic Buckingham passed away. He is the only Spur to amass over 200 League appearances for the club without playing in the top flight. His tally of 204 came between 1935 and 1949.
27th - 1900 We lost our first FA Cup tie of the century to Preston North End. Revenge was gained the following year when defeating the Lancashire club on our way to the final.
28th - 1911 One of four of our Football League fixtures to be abandoned. This one against Oldham was stopped at half time due to fog with the score at 1-1.
29th - 1910 The three Steel brothers from Newmilns, Alec, Danny and Bobby, all played in our goal-less home fixture with Bradford City.
30th - 1904 Our highest aggregate score in a Southern League fixture with a 7-4 victory against Reading.
31st - 1954 VJ Woodward, our famous amateur centre forward, passed away. He was the first Spur to gain a Full England cap when he faced Ireland in February, 1903, scoring two goals.

1st - 1967 Our only post war win on this date came in a 1-0 victory over Millwall in a replayed FA Cup tie. Our nine other games have seen us draw one and lose eight!
2nd - 1929 Taffy O'Callaghan won his first Welsh cap at the age of 22. He was the first product of our Northfleet United nursery team to gain Full international honours.
3rd - 1960 We run up our best ever competitive scoreline with a 13-2 win over Crewe Alexandra. The Fourth Division side are 10-1 down at half time. Legend has it that they arrived at London Euston station on platform 13 and left again from number 2.
4th - 1961 Leicester City inflict our first home defeat of the double season with a 3-2 win.
5th - 1927 Our First Division fixture with Sunderland is broadcast in part on BBC Radio. The Grenadier Guards are in attendance to lead the community singing at White Hart Lane plus two announcers, one to describe the play the other to provide general and topical patter.
6th - 1982 The official opening of our current West Stand is performed by Sir Stanley Rous who symbolically cuts the ribbon prior to our 6-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
7th - 1973 Derby County score five goals against us at White Hart Lane, the only club to do so in the FA Cup. Their hat-trick hero is Roger Davies in the 5-3 scoreline after extra time.
8th - 1913 Tommy Lunn makes his last senior appearance for us. He took part in our first Football League game, picking the ball out of the net three times as we beat Wolves 3-0 in 1908.
9th - 1929 Arthur Grimsdell made his final senior appearance in our colours. Regarded as one the finest players ever to don a Spurs shirt, he captained both club and country, lifting the FA Cup aloft following our 1921 triumph.
10th - 1986 Pat Jennings played for both sides in a Jersey friendly match, keeping the score down to 1-0 at half time. We eventually ran out 7-0 winners.
11th - 1907 For the only time in our history we needed a second replay to decide consecutive FA Cup ties. Having faced Hull City three times in round one we also required a third match to defeat Blackburn Rovers. Since then only three of our ties have gone to a third game.
12th - 1944 Jack Rowley, a guest player from Manchester United, nets a club record seven of our goals in an 8-1 win over Luton Town.
13th - 1915 Centre forward Jimmy Cantrell nets four goals at Middlesbrough but it is not enough as the home side win 7-5. That is one of only seven such scorelines in the history of the League.
14th - 1974 Neil McNab signs for Spurs from Morton. Aged 16, he is too young to sign professional so instead signs amateur forms. He was the first 16 year old, and the last amateur, in our League side.
15th - 1969 Roger Morgan makes his debut in our colours. Facing his former club Queens Park Rangers who include his twin brother Ian in their line-up.
16th - 1974 Jose Dominguez born at Lisbon. His gymnastic goal celebrations brightened up White Hart Lane when he opened his scoring account against Sheffield Wednesday in October, 1997.
17th - 1900 Bristol based club Bedminster were defeated 5-2 as we strove towards our one and only Southern League championship title.
18th - 1958 Cliff Jones was signed from Swansea. The Welsh international winger gave tremendous service with 159 goals in 378 senior appearances during his ten years at Tottenham.
19th - 1995 Jürgen Klinsmann is appointed captain of Germany during his first spell with us. His tally of 38 goals in 68 games were a crucial contribution to our cause in both of his stints at Tottenham.
20th - 1982 Scottish winger Ally Dick, aged 16 years 301 days, becomes our youngest League player ever on facing Manchester City at White Hart Lane.
21st - 1989 Mohamed Ali Amar, better known as Nayim, makes his senior debut for us. He was immortalised in the hearts of Spurs fans for a goal scored in a European final from the halfway line.
22nd - 1937 A dramatic FA Cup replay with Everton ends 4-3 to Spurs. Everton had been 3-1 up with 25 minutes remaining.
23rd - 1901 We knock Bury out of the FA Cup, the first time since the Football League incepted in 1888 that the holders had been eliminated by a non league club.
24th - 1900 John Kirwan gains the first Irish cap by a Spur. Welshman Jack Jones was our only other player at the time to have been honoured by his country.
25th - 1904 We record a win 1-0 at Aston Villa in a replayed FA Cup tie after the crowd 'invaded' the pitch at Tottenham during the original match, causing it to be abandoned.
26th - 1921 Sandy Hunter makes his senior debut for the club. Two months later he won an FA Cup winners medal.
27th - 1971 We win our first League Cup final with two late goals from Martin Chivers against Third Division opponents Aston Villa at Wembley.
28th - 1936 The Football League management committee scrapped the fixture list in a row with the pools promoters. Home teams would be known but visitors would only be announced two days prior to the fixture. The problem was resolved within a few weeks.
29th - 1964 Our last game on Leap Year Day, a 2-1 win at Birmingham. We were scheduled to visit Notts County in 1992 but the League Cup semi final against Forest took precedent and was switched to the Sunday.

1st - 1995 "Rocket Ronny" Rosenthal turns the cup replay at Southampton on its head with a hat-trick, this after coming on as a substitute. We run out 6-2 winners in extra time.
2nd - 1963 Welsh international Terry Medwin makes the last of his 215 senior appearances for the club, against West Bromwich Albion.
3rd - 1973 Ralph Coates bags the only goal of the final against Norwich City to secure the Football League Cup for the second time in three years.
4th - 1949 26 year old defender Harry Clarke is signed from Newport-based Southern League club Lovells Athletic. He gained a Full England cap and was everpresent in our push and run side of 1949-50-51.
5th - 1948 Arthur Turner, Club Secretary since August, 1906, passed away. During both wars he managed the team whilst other staff were fighting for King and Country.
6th - 1938 An FA Cup sixth round tie with Sunderland attracts a record attendance to White Hart Lane of 75,038. The visitors win the match 1-0.
7th - 1908 Billy Minter made his debut in our colours. He went on to serve as assistant trainer, trainer, manager and assistant secretary until his death in 1942.
8th - 1961 Sunderland, the only team to take us to a replay during our Double winning cup run, are defeated 5-0 in a sixth round tie following a 1-1 draw at Roker Park.
9th - 1946 Len Duquemin made his senior debut for the club within a couple of months of joining our groundstaff from his native Guernsey.
10th - 1900 Our last Southern League game against Thames Ironworks. The east London club reformed under the new title West Ham United later that year.
11th - 1978 We gained our 500th home point in the Second Division with a 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic.
12th - 1936 Ralph Ward signed from Bradford Park Avenue. A tough character - he sparred with Reggie Meen - Ward went on to to make 366 senior appearances in 10 years at Tottenham.
13th - 1936 One six line paragraph in the Weekly Herald, headlined 'On Trial' stated "Spurs are giving a month's trial to an amateur Wm. E. Nicholson, an inside right of Scarborough Working Man's Club. He recently celebrated his 17th birthday. His height is 5ft 8 ins and weight 10st 12 lbs."
14th - 1929 Ted Harper signed from Sheffield Wednesday on transfer deadline day. He went on to notch, on average, a goal per game in his 63 League appearances for the club.
15th - 1987 Our 2-0 FA Cup win at Wimbledon is dedicated to full back Danny Thomas whose career had been ended by a serious injury the previous weekend.
16th - 1985 Garth Crooks scores the only goal as we achieve our first win at Anfield since 1912, exactly 73 years to the day since our last victory there.
17th - 1921 One of the strangest games ever staged at Tottenham sees our second XI face a team of Music Hall Artistes. Two similar matches had been played prior to the Great War.
18th - 1905 Herbert Chapman, later to find fame as a manager, made his Southern League debut for us against Brighton & Hove Albion.
19th - 1955 Terry Dyson, the only Spur to net a hat-trick in a north London derby match, makes his senior debut in our colours against Sheffield United.
20th - 1982 Graham Roberts nets a hat-trick from midfield in a 3-2 home win over his home town club Southampton.
21st - 1999 Dane Allan Nielsen heads the only goal deep into injury time against Leicester City to secure our third Football League Cup triumph.
22nd - 1934 White Hart Lane hosted the annual markets match between teams representing Spitalfields and Covent Garden.
23rd - 1934 The Weekly Herald reports that the mammoth electric clock, on the High Road at the front of the ground, is now complete having been illuminated and adorned with the cockerel motif.
24th - 1979 We gained our 1,000th away point in the Football League with a 3-2 victory at Aston Villa. This after being two down with 12 minutes remaining.
25th - 1986 Steve Perryman moves on to Oxford United after nearly 20 years at Tottenham, making a club record 854 senior appearances, including 655 in the Football League.
26th - 1921 Tommy Clay, normally a full back, plays the whole match in goal in a 1-0 win at Sunderland, due to an Easter injury crisis.
27th - 1926 With Frank Osborne taken ill before the game, club trainer Billy Minter plays in a friendly fixture at Hull City, over six years after his last senior game.
28th - 1931 A then club record of 25,000 programmes are sold for the promotion chasing Second Division encounter with West Bromwich Albion.
29th - 1958 Another League landmark achieved against Aston Villa with Bobby Smith netting our 1,000th home goal in Division One.
30th - 1922 White Hart Lane hosts its only London Combination representative match, against the London League.
31st - 1917 We run up our best scoreline during the Great War with a 10-0 thumping of Portsmouth in the London Combination.

1st - 1918 Could it be an April Fool or did the one time Spurs programme seller named Hill really play at left half in the wartime match against Clapton Orient?
2nd - 1900 We play a benefit match at the Canning Town home of Thames Ironworks in aid of the dependants of Harry Bradshaw, an England international who played for both clubs.
3rd - 1982 Ossie Ardiles departs to prepare for Argentina's defence of the World Cup after helping us return to Wembley with a 2-0 semi final win over Leicester at Villa Park.
4th - 1914 Winger Fanny Walden makes his England debut against Scotland. In doing so he becomes the shortest player for his country, standing five feet two inches in his stockinged feet.
5th - 1962 We bow out of our first European campaign having taken holders and eventual winners Benfica right to the wire in the second leg of the semi final. We won 2-1 on the night but went out of the Champions Cup 4-3 on aggregate.
6th - 1901 Vivian Woodward made his Southern League debut for the club. The famous amateur forward later captained England at Amateur and Full level as well as the Great Britain Olympic team.
7th - 1914 SH Stewart Casey, one of the founder members of the club in 1882, passed away. By the end of the month his brother HD Sam Casey - also a founder - had passed on.
8th - 1975 Glenn Hoddle signed professional forms for the club. He fell just short of 500 senior appearances during his 12 years in our first team.
9th - 1921 Four of our players - Bert Bliss, Jimmy Dimmock, Arthur Grimsdell and Bert Smith - turned out for England against Scotland.
10th - 1914 Tiny Joyce nets a penalty against Bolton Wanderers to become the only 'keeper to net a goal for us in the Football League. It was one of ten spot kicks scored by Joyce during his time at Tottenham.
11th - 1959 Dave Mackay gains the first Scottish cap by a Spurs player when facing England. By the end of the year new arrivals Bill Brown and John White had also played for their country.
12th - 1955 Ron Henry makes his Spurs debut. His final appearance came in March, 1977 when he faced Reading reserves, aged 42, due to a player shortage.
13th 1900 A 2-0 win against defending champions Southampton secures the Southern League title.
14th - 1991 Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker net early goals in the first FA Cup semi final to be staged at Wembley. We run out 3-1 winners against Arsenal.
15th 1974 We secure our 2,500th point in the Football League with a goal-less draw at Chelsea.
16th - 1960 Tommy Harmer, nicknamed "The Charmer", makes his 222nd and last appearance in our first team.
17th - 1961 A 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday at White Hart Lane ensures our second Football League Championship success.
18th - 1908 Norwich City provide the opposition for our final home game in the Southern League.
19th 1935 John Cameron, player/secretary/manager of our 1901 FA Cup winning side, passes away at Edinburgh.
20th - 1901 A then world record crowd for a football match numbering 110,820 watch our 2-2 draw with Sheffield United in the FA Cup final at the old Crystal Palace.
21st - 1923 Jimmy Cantrell makes his final League appearance for the club. At 40 years, 349 days, he is the oldest player to feature in our league side.
22nd - 1909 John Curtis signed from Gainsborough Trinity. He scored our first ever League goal against Arsenal in April, 1910.
23rd - 1921 Jimmy Dimmock scores the only goal after 53 minutes to secure our second FA Cup win, in the final against Wolves at Stamford Bridge.
24th - 1920 Jabe Darnell, who served the club as a player and assistant trainer between 1904 and 1947, earns a second benefit match against Arsenal
25th - 1942 Tom Morris passed away. He played in our first game at White Hart Lane, our first FA Cup Final and our first Football League match before working on our backroom staff.
26th - 1902 Sandy Brown, 15 goal hero of our 1901 cup run, played his last Southern League match for us netting twice against Brentford.
27th - 1901 Our first FA Cup Final victory, 3-1 against Sheffield United at Burnden Park, Bolton. The only non-league club to win the trophy since 1888.
28th - 1951 A 1-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday secures our first League Championship title.
29th - 1944 We win the wartime Football League South championship with a home victory over Clapton Orient. The title was retained the following season.
30th - 1910 Record receipts for a League match at the time of Stg£ 2,163 are paid to watch our relegation battle with Chelsea. We won 2-1 to maintain our top flight status.

1st - 1955 Winger Johnny Gavin gains the first Republic of Ireland cap by a Spurs player when facing The Netherlands at Dalymount Park
2nd - 1914 Bill Jacques signed from Coventry City. A goalkeeper he cost a reputed £300 fee. Was ever-present in our 1919-20 second division championship side.
3rd - 1939 White Hart Lane was selected to host a replay had the FA Cup final between Portsmouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers been drawn. As it was Portsmouth won 4-1 at the first attempt.
4th - 1905 We play our first match overseas, facing the Hohen Warte club at Vienna.
5th - 1962 Burnley are defeated 3-1 at Wembley as we retain the FA Cup for another year.
6th - 1961 The completion of the first "Double" this century. A 2-0 win over Leicester City at Wembley secures this historic feat.
7th - 1946 We stage our first testimonial match for a player. Willie Hall is the beneficiary of a fixture against an FA XI.
8th - 1979 Mark Falco scores on his league debut at Bolton. "Bilko" went on to net 89 goals in 236 senior appearances for the club. He now works on matchdays in our executive areas.
9th - 1981 Our first FA Cup final for 14 years ends all square with Tommy Hutchison being credited with our equaliser in a 1-1 scoreline.
10th - 1929 Arthur Rowe signs professional forms for the club some five years after first being mentioned as a future prospect.
11th - 1974 A 1-1 home draw with Huddersfield Town, coupled with a 1-0 win in the away leg three days later, secures the FA Youth Cup for the second time. Coventry City had succumbed following two replays in 1970.
12th - 1950 We host the visit of German club Borussia Dortmund as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations.
13th - 1990 Our Youth team complete a third success in the FA Youth Cup with a 3-2 aggregate win over Middlesbrough.
14th - 1981 Ricky Villa shrugs off the disappointment of the previous encounter to net one of the best Cup Final goals ever against Manchester City in the replayed final.
15th - 1963 A stunning 5-1 victory over European Cup-Winners Cup holders Atletico Madrid in Rotterdam sees us become the first British club to lift a European trophy.
16th - 1987 Clive Allen scores the 49th goal of a memorable season for him but Coventry City hit back to win the FA Cup final 3-2 after extra time.
17th - 1972 The first all English European final - in the first season of the UEFA Cup replacing the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup - sees Alan Mullery add to Martin Chivers' two goal salvo at Molineux to set up a 3-2 aggregate win.
18th - 1991 A then record breaking eighth FA Cup final win, again going to extra time before former Spurs Junior Des Walker's own goal settles the issue.
19th - 1951 Bill Nicholson scores 19 seconds into his one and only appearance for the England side, against Portugal at Goodison Park.
20th - 1967 The first all London FA Cup final sees Jimmy Robertson and Frank Saul net in our 2-1 victory over Chelsea.
21st - 1974 Our first European final at White Hart Lane ends in a 2-2 draw with Feyenoord. We lost the second leg in Rotterdam 2-0 eight days later.
22nd - 1982 Another all London FA Cup final, this time against second division Queens Park Rangers, which ends all square at 1-1.
23rd - 1984 Tony Parks is the hero on a night of high drama at White Hart Lane. The UEFA Cup final against Anderlecht ends 2-2 on aggregate then we win the trophy with a 4-3 victory in the penalty shoot-out.
24th - 1975 Terrace hero Alfie Conn wins his second and last Full cap for Scotland, against England at Wembley.
25th - 1908 Long serving full back Sandy Tait, a member of our 1901 FA Cup winning side, joins neighbours Leyton as player coach.
26th - 1900 John Cameron, our player/secretary/manager, is presented with the Southern League shield on behalf of the club. He is also elected to the organisation's management committee.
27th - 1982 An early Glenn Hoddle penalty seals our seventh FA Cup triumph and gives us some reward for a season where we went close on all four fronts.
28th - 1952 We run up our best ever scoreline with an 18-1 win over Saskatchewan FA XI at Saskatoon. Sid McClellan nets nine of our goals.
29th - 1937 The LNER engine named Tottenham Hotspur is unveiled at Hoe Street Station, Walthamstow in a ceremony performed by club chairman Charles Roberts.
30th - 1912 A tour match against the Olympic Players XI in Budapest ends in a 4-3 victory.
31st - 1963 Our tour to South Africa kicks off with a 5-1 defeat of a NSAFL Invitation XI in Cape Town.

1st - 1935 Spurs captain Arthur Rowe marries Miss A Foot of Camberwell at Peckham Register Office.
2nd - 1982 FWA Footballer of the Year Steve Perryman gains his only Full cap for England against Iceland in Reykjavik.
3rd - 1961 A banquet to celebrate the "Double" is held at the Savoy Hotel, London.
4th - 1959 A crowd numbering 100,000 see our tour game in Leningrad against a Soviet Union Select XI.
5th - 1909 We face fellow English club Everton in Palermo on the first leg of our seven match tour of South America.
6th - 1979 A Bermuda Select XI are defeated 3-1 on our way back from the Japan Cup tournament where we defeated Dundee United in the final two days earlier.
7th - 1947 Due to government restrictions on midweek fixtures and a severe winter, we make our latest ever end to a League campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Barnsley.
8th - 1938 Ted Ditchburn signs on as an amateur for us. A good class boxer as a schoolboy he concentrates on football and is farmed out to our nursery side Northfleet United.
9th - 1909 In preparation for our first top flight campaign, the club pays its Football League fee amounting to 15 guineas (£15-75).
10th - 1949 The Spurs Supporters Club is formed by a meeting of approximately 100 people at Denmark Street Hall.
11th - 1936 Goalkeeper Jack Hall is signed from Manchester United. He joins three other Hall's on our books, namely Willie, Almer and Albert.
12th - 1986 Pat Jennings makes the last of a then world record 119 international appearances for Northern Ireland, against Brazil in the Mexico World Cup finals, on his 41st birthday.
13th - 1924 The Weekly Herald reported that Spurs, in accordance with the Football League, will continue to charge one shilling (five pence) for division one games next season.
14th - 1994 The club are hit with a 12 point deduction and an FA Cup ban for financial irregularities by a previous administration.
15th - 1947 On our tour to France we go down 2-1 to Toulouse. It was our first tour outside the UK or Channel Islands since visiting Malta in 1929.
16th - 1936 Ted Hughes, a member of our 1901 FA Cup winning side, passed away. He had run the Kings Arms public house at Enfield Highway since 1908
17th - 1966 We defeat Bayern Munich 3-0 in Detroit on our North American tour. The two teams draw 1-1 at Chicago 48 hours later.
18th - 1952 A Quebec FA XI are beaten 8-0 at Montreal, taking our goal tally on the 10 match tour to 85!
19th - 1993 Ossie Ardiles is appointed manager of Spurs, 18 years all but a day since making his international debut for Argentina.
20th - 1909 Rosario are defeated 9-0 in the penultimate game of our South American tour.
21st - 1937 A loss of £4,851 for the 1936-37 season, announced at the club AGM, is blamed on bad weather! Transfer trading totalled £12,217 for new arrivals with £3,630 being recouped in sales.
22nd - 1991 Alan Sugar joins the directorate and steers the club away from impending bankruptcy.
23rd - 1989 Gary Lineker is signed from Barcelona. He scored 80 goals in 138 games in our colours and won the FWA Footballer of the Year statuette in 1992.
24th - 1965 Equalling our latest end to a season, in 1909, we face a Maccabi Select XI in Tel Aviv.
25th - 1950 Full back Alf Ramsey (later Sir Alf) becomes our first player to feature in the World Cup finals when facing Chile in Rio de Janeiro.
26th - 1948 Spurs stalwart John Pratt born. He made 415 senior appearances between 1969 and 1980, scoring 49 goals, and later served on our coaching staff.
27th -1936 Former Spur Fanny Walden umpired a test match between England and All India at Lords. In all, he officiated at 11 tests between 1934 and 1939.
28th - 1941 Bert Middlemiss died. He featured in our first League match in 1908 and when he married in 1915 held a wedding breakfast at Warmington House at the front of the ground!
29th - 1908 After several failed attempts we gain membership of the Football League. Stoke resigned and we pipped Lincoln City on a third ballot. The management committee voted 5-3 in our favour.
30th - 1936 The club AGM revealed that assets of £121,802 made Spurs the richest club in the country. We were in the second division at the time.

1st - 1969 Terry Naylor turns professional. The full back, affectionately nicknamed 'Meathook', scored one goal in 304 senior outings for the club.
2nd - 1950 Eddie Baily wins his first Full cap for England, against Spain at the World Cup Finals in Brazil.
3rd - 1931 Dickie Dowsett born. He scored in his one and only First Division match for us, at Aston Villa in August, 1954, the only Spur to do so.
4th - 1956 Taffy O'Callaghan passed away. He played 283 games for us, including a spell as a wartime guest, netting 102 goals and after the war served on the Fulham training staff.
5th - 1930 Full back Matt Forster, plucked from Newburn-on-Tyne in 1919, joins Reading after 244 senior appearances for us.
6th - 1987 Dutch international Johnny Metgod signed from Nottingham Forest. He has been with Feyenoord since leaving us in 1988.
7th - 1988 The transfer of Paul Gascoigne from Newcastle is completed for a reputed £2 million fee. He notched 33 goals in 112 senior games in our colours until joining Lazio in May, 1992.
8th - 1935 An extraordinary general meeting of shareholders, held in the billiards room at the club offices, authorises the directorate to borrow up to £50,000 rather than the current limit of £25,000!
9th - 1918 Finlay Weir, serving with the Tottenham Royal Engineers, is killed in action. He made 101 peacetime appearances for us, scoring twice.
10th - 1978 Spurs scoop the world with the capture of Argentine World Cup stars Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa for a reported combined fee of £700,000.
11th - 1995 Striker John Hendry departs for Motherwell having notched five goals in 20 appearances during his five years on our books.
12th - 1949 Jake Farley signed from Chelmsford City, one of several players snapped up by manager Arthur Rowe from his former club.
13th - 1944 Cyril Knowles born at Fitzwilliam. Signed from Middlesbrough in 1964 he went on to play 506 games for us, scoring 17 goals. He also gained four Full caps for England.
14th - 1976 Keith Burkinshaw appointed manager in succession to Terry Neill. Guided the club to FA Cup success in 1981 and 1982 plus the UEFA Cup in 1984.
15th - 1974 Alfie Conn signed from Rangers, the last player bought by Bill Nicholson. He returned north of the border in 1977 to join Celtic.
16th - 1952 The freehold of our training ground at Brookfield Lane, Cheshunt is secured with a payment in excess of £11,000.
17th - 1924 Len Duquemin born at Guernsey. Nicknamed 'The Duke' he scored 134 goals in 307 games for us between 1947 and 1957.
18th - 1997 David Ginola makes his Spurs debut on tour at the Norwegian town of Fredrikstad, two days after signing from Newcastle.
19th - 1947 Harry Erentz, a member of our 1901 FA Cup winning side, passed away at his home town of Dundee. His family was originally of Danish extraction.
20th - 1909 A £10 signing on fee was paid to Walter Tull, the first black player to feature in our League side.
21st - 1964 John White, our Scottish international forward, was struck down by lightning at Crews Hill golf club, aged 27.
22nd - 1943 Charles David Roberts, the longest serving club chairman in our history, passed away. He first became involved with the club in 1897 and was chairman from November, 1898 until his death.
23rd - 1928 The 30th and reportedly shortest ever shareholders AGM, was held at the club, lasting 25 minutes.
24th - 1968 Dave Mackay transferred to Derby. Twice came back from a broken leg to skipper the 1967 FA Cup winning team.
25th - 1982 Gary Mabbutt signed from Bristol Rovers for a reputed £105,000 fee. Second in our all time list of appearances with 611 in League and major cup competitions, scoring 38 goals.
26th - 1988 Danningelanda, a small Swedish village, is the venue for the first appearance in a Spurs shirt by new recruits Paul Stewart and Paul Gascoigne.
27th - 1922 A boxing exhibition, including serious bouts, is staged at White Hart Lane.
28th - 1992 Midfielder Paul Stewart, subject of our first £1 million plus payment in 1988 when signed as a striker from Manchester City, is transferred to Liverpool.
29th - 1998 Hans Segers signed on as player/goalkeeping coach. He became our oldest League debutant when facing Southampton last September.
30th - 1964 Jürgen Klinsmann born. He first signed for us the day before his 30th birthday. Ended his career at the 1998 World Cup Finals with a tally of 47 goals in 108 internationals for Germany.
31st - 1968 Our first ever July start to a pre-season campaign sees Rangers defeated 3-1 at Tottenham before a 37,998 crowd. Peter Collins nets twice and Alan Mullery the other.

1st - 1987 In our only match to date in Finland, against the Lansi Uudenmaan XI at Karjaala, Shaun Close scores four of our goals in a 7-2 scoreline. He is now a Hertfordshire publican.
2nd - 1948 White Hart Lane plays host to an Olympic Games second round match in which Sweden defeat Austria 3-0
3rd - 1982 16 year old winger Richard Cooke makes his First Team debut in a 5-0 friendly win at Scunthorpe United. He still turns out regularly for our Veterans side.
4th - 1984 Goalscoring hero of the 1978 World Cup Finals Mario Kempes turns out for us in a friendly match at Enfield, alongside compatriot Ossie Ardiles.
5th - 1967 A 91,708 crowd watch the friendly match at Hampden Park between Spurs and Celtic as part of the Queens Park centenary celebrations.
6th - 1900 The club's fourth annual military tournament is staged at White Hart Lane. Inclement weather washed out the proposed first penalty kick competition to be staged at the ground.
7th - 1980 The deal to sign Garth Crooks is completed. He forms a prolific partnership with another recent recruit Steve Archibald.
8th - 1946 Ralph Ward joins Crewe Alexandra after 10 years on our books. He later had a spell as manager of the Cheshire club.
9th - 1969 We made our earliest start to a campaign in the old First Division when facing Leeds United at Elland Road.
10th - 1984 Clive Allen signed from Queens Park Rangers. He went on to notch 84 goals in 135 games, including a club record 49 during season 1986-87.
11th - 1938 Ron Burgess signed professional forms for the club. Including wartime games he played 458 times for us, netting 56 goals. He left to manage Swansea Town in 1954.
12th - 1930 A trio of local talent, Wally Alsford, Fred Channell and Les Howe were all asigned to our professional staff.
13th - 1934 As part of our pre-season preparation we faced a North Middlesex XI cricket team.
14th - 1926 Ex-Spur Bobby Steel refereed the first public trial match at Tottenham since 1902. The attendance of 9,742 produced receipts of £275 for local charities.
15th - 1931 Johnny Morrison signed amateur forms for the club. He went on to score 130 goals in 187 senior games for us between 1933 and 1945.
16th - 1921 The Red House, on the right hand side of the club entrance, was acquired and transformed into the club offices.
17th - 1986 Scottish international defender Richard Gough signs from Dundee United. He captained our 1987 FA Cup final side before returning north of the border to Rangers.
18th - 1956 Terry Medwin makes his debut against Preston North End. Capped 30 times by Wales, he scored 72 goals in 215 senior outings for us.
19th - 1966 Another Welshman, Mike England signs from Blackburn Rovers. He made 397 appearances in nine years at Tottenham, netting 18 goals, and later managed the Welsh national team.
20th - 1960 We open the double season with a 2-0 home win over Everton. We took maximum points from our first 11 games, a record for the top flight.
21st - 1983 A long overdue testimonial match is staged for Bill Nicholson, against West Ham.
22nd - 1908 We win our second British Baseball Cup final in three years with a victory by six runs to five against Leyton.
23rd - 1970 Jimmy Anderson passed away. He served the club for 50 years from 1908 including spells as coach, trainer and manager.
24th - 1960 Frank Saul, the youngest player to feature during the double campaign, signs professional the day after his 17th birthday.
25th - 1947 Our Reserve Team record their best ever scoreline in the Football Combination with a 13-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion. Johnny Jordan leads the goal rush with four.
26th - 1933 We use numbers on our players shirts for the first time when Watford visit for a London Combination fixture. It was another five years and more before our senior side donned numbers, coincidentally in a home cup tie with Watford.
27th - 1938 England full back Bert Sproston made his debut for us at Southampton. Within three months he had returned north, reportedly suffering from homesickness.
28th - 1987 Tony Galvin left for Sheffield Wednesday. Since joining us from Goole Town in 1978 he had scored 31 goals in 273 games.
29th - 1930 Alec Lindsay joined Thames after 13 years service with us. He made 243 appearances in our colours, netting 54 goals.
30th - 1953 Billy Harston, a player from our amateur days, passed away at his Tottenham home, aged 86. He had served on our matchday staff for many years.
31st - 1946 We field nine products of our pre-war Northfleet United nursery team in a Second Division fixture with Birmingham.

1st — 1908 Our first ever Football League match, against Wolves at Tottenham, results in a 3-0 win. Club director and England international forward Vivian Woodward nets our first goal.
2nd — 1939 Johnny Morrison scores a hat-trick for us in a 4-3 win at West Bromwich Albion. It is to no avail as war was declared the following day and the match scrubbed from the official records.
3rd — 1925 Our Reserve Team host touring Spanish club Real Madrid in a friendly fixture at White Hart Lane, winning 4-2.
4th — 1968 Martin Chivers nets our first ever goal in the Football League Cup after 41 minutes at Aston Villa He goes on to score a hat-trick, Cliff Jones netting the other in a 4-1 win.
5th — 1924 Sonny Walters born at Edmonton. The outside right of our push and run side he scored 85 goals in 283 senior games for us.
6th — 1928 A Spurs ‘A’ team, including Leslie Howe faced a Cheshunt side — then one of our nursery clubs — featuring his future colleague Wally Alsford.
7th — 1985 Goalkeeper Ray Clemence played the 1,000th senior game of his career in our 5-1 home win over Newcastle United.
8th 1933 The Weekly Herald reports that a trawler named “The Spurs” is to make its maiden voyage from Grimsby next week. The vessel cost £20,000.
9th 1992 Sol Campbell signed professional forms for the club, nine days prior to his 18th birthday.
10th — 1960 Our under-18 side run up their best ever win in the FA Youth Cup with a 15-0 scoreline against Terrington Lads, a King’s Lynn based youth club team.
11th — 1909 The old West Stand is officially opened for our first home game in the top flight, a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.
12th — 1931 Jimmy Brain, subject of the first north London transfer between Arsenal and Tottenham, makes his senior debut in our colours at Manchester United.
13th — 1927 Club director Morton Cadman, a Spurs player back in the 1890’s, is elected to the Football League Management Committee.
14th — 1966 West Ham United defeat us 1-0 in our first ever Football League Cup tie.
15th — 1951 A new club record is set for our best ever away win in the Football League, a 6-1 victory at Stoke City, a feat equalled at West Ham in 1962.
16th — 1933 We draw 1-1 with Arsenal in the last match of our record undefeated home run of 34 games, stretching back to January, 1932.
17th — 1900 Frank Scott Walford, one of our former players, referees a benefit game between Millwall Athletic and Spurs.
18th — 1952 Our first ever FA Youth Cup tie results in a 4-0 win over Welwyn Garden City. The match is staged at our Cheshunt training ground just a fortnight after it hosted its first game.
19th — 1925 We share 10 goals in a League match with a 5-5 draw against Huddersfield Town.
20th — 1961 A 2-4 first leg deficit is overturned against Polish club Gornik Zabre with an 8-1 win in our first home match in the European Champion Clubs Cup.
21st — 1901 The first international match staged at Tottenham, between “England Amateurs” and a touring German side, results in a 12-0 win for England.
22nd — 1971 Alan Mullery lifts the Anglo-Italian League Cup Winners Cup following a 2-0 win over AC Torino at White Hart Lane. We won the tie 3-0 on aggregate.
23rd — 1922 Various incidents during our home match with Arsenal result in a special FA commission two weeks later. Tottenham spectators were warned of possible ground closure if the scenes were repeated.
24th — 1900 The Spurs players are presented with their Southern League Championship medals at a dinner held at Stanstead House, Lower Tottenham.
25th - 1909 We record our first victory in the top flight, a 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday, this after one draw and three defeats.
26th - 1908 Max Seeburg, a native of Leipzig, becomes one of the earliest overseas players to feature in the Football League when turning out for us in a Second Division fixture against Hull City.
27th — 1969 Steve Perryman makes the first of his club record 655 League appearances, against Sunderland at White Hart Lane.
28th — 1955 Alf Stokes becomes the first Spur to gain an England Under-23 cap when he faces Denmark.
29th — 1953 The official opening of our floodlights is celebrated with a 5-3 win over French outfit Racing Club de Paris.
30th — 1976 Winger Jimmy Neighbour signs for Norwich City after 156 senior games for us, scoring 11 goals. Earlier this year he was appointed head of youth recruitment to Charlton Athletic.

1st — 1937 George Hunt, our former England striker, leaves Tottenham to sign for Arsenal.
2nd — 1983 Our 2-1 home win Nottingham Forest is the first Football League game to be shown live in full on British television.
3rd — 1987 The 14th and last of our best ever run of consecutive home League wins, a 2-0 scoreline against Sheffield Wednesday.
4th — 1919 Jimmy Dimmock makes the first of his 400 League appearances for the club. He was also the first player to reach the landmark of 100 League goals in a Spurs shirt.
5th — 1945 Goalkeeper Roy Brown born. He made his only senior appearance for us against Blackpool in 1966. Currently head of sport and leisure at Reading Borough Council.
6th — 1983 We become the first football club to float our shares on the London Stock Exchange. The issue is four and a half times oversubscribed with 12,859 applicants.
7th — 1901 A banquet is held at Kings Hall restaurant, Holborn, to celebrate our FA Cup win as a non-league club.
8th — 1960 Centre forward Bobby Smith scored on his England debut against Northern Ireland. He netted seven goals in his first five appearances for the national side.
9th — 1968 Cliff Jones made the last of his 378 senior appearances in a Spurs shirt, scoring 159 goals, prior to his transfer to Fulham.
10th — 1959 Film star Jayne Mansfield is the first female allowed into the directors box at White Hart Lane for the home game against Wolves.
11th — 1958 Everton are defeated 10-4 at Tottenham on the day that Bill Nicholson succeeds Jimmy Anderson as Spurs manager.
12th — 1996 Justin Edinburgh becomes our 1,000th used substitute in League football when he replaces Andy Sinton in the home game with Aston Villa.
13th — 1982 Gary Mabbutt gains the first of his 16 Full caps for England against West Germany at Wembley.
14th — 1967 We play our 2,000th Football League fixture, against Coventry City at Highfield Road.
15th — 1927 We gained our 500th point in the First Division with a 1-1 home draw against Blackburn Rovers.
16th — 1920 A crowd numbering 76,000 watch our First Division game at Chelsea, then a competition record and still the biggest for any of our League fixtures.
17th — 1930 The Weekly Herald reports that a new football film, entitled “The Great Game” features six Spurs players, namely Jimmy Dimmock, Frank Osborne, Taffy O’Callaghan, Bert Smith, Billy Cook and Arthur Lowdell.
18th — 1958 Former England amateur international George Robb makes the last of his 200 senior appearances in a Spurs shirt, against Leicester City.
19th — 1946 Ronnie Burgess gains his first official cap for Wales, against Scotland, this after making numerous appearances as a wartime international.
20th — 1977 Colin Lee signed from Torquay United. He scored four goals on his debut two days later in a 9-0 Second Division win over Bristol Rovers.
21st — 1944 We bounced back from our one and only defeat of the 1944-45 season to trounce Luton Town 9-1. We went on to retain the wartime league title won in 1943-44.
22nd — 1938 Alan Gilzean is born at Coupar Angus on the same day that 19 year old Bill Nicholson makes his League debut for Spurs at Blackburn Rovers.
23rd — 1915 Centre half Charlie Rance played in goal for the first few minutes of the goal-less wartime game at Clapton Orient while Tiny Joyce changed his jersey due to a colour clash!
24th — 1962 We notched up our 2,000th goal in the First Division during a 6-2 victory over Manchester United.
25th — 1935 We led the Second Division table with 16 points from 11 games but eventually finished fifth, six points behind the second promoted club.
26th — 1994 Micky Hazard makes the last of 170 senior appearances during his two spells with the club. He scored 25 goals for us.
27th — 1909 Fred Bearman was elected to the club directorate. He became chairman in August, 1943 and retired in October, 1961, aged 88.
28th — 1962 Erik ‘The Viking’ Thorstvedt born. Kept goal in our 1991 FA Cup triumph. In all, made 218 senior appearances in a Spurs shirt.
29th — 1956 Alan Mullery plays his first game at White Hart Lane, as a west London schoolboy, for London Boys against Manchester Boys.
30th — 1961 Hans Segers born at Eindhoven. He became our oldest League debutant when playing at Southampton last season.
31st — 1981 Pat Corbett, normally a defender, scores the winning goal within a few minutes of coming on for his League debut against Southampton at The Dell.

1st — 1961 We record our first away win in European competition, a 3-1 victory at Feyenoord in the Champion’s Club Cup.
3rd — 1935 Willie Hall nets his only senior hat-trick in our colours, notching three goals in a 7-2 home win over Swansea Town.
3rd — 1955 Maurice Norman signed from Norwich City. He went on to gain England honours before a double leg fracture ended his career in 1965. Now lives at Eccles, Suffolk.
4th — 1933 Reserve defender Alf Day plays for Wales against Northern Ireland, five months prior to his first League outing in our colours.
5th — 1993 Arthur Rowe passed away. Under our wing as a player from 1924 to 1939 he returned in 1949 to manage the club to push and run glory.
6th — 1979 Chris Jones scored twice in our 4-2 win over the Widad club in Morocco. He now lives at his native Jersey.
7th — 1912 Willie Evans born. He made his Spurs debut on this 19th birthday and his final senior appearance in our colours precisely five years later.
8th — 1958 Our 1,000th match in the old First Division results in a 1-1 home draw with Bolton Wanderers.
9th - 1932 A souvenir programme was issued for the Shareholders Jubilee Concert — celebrating our first 50 years — staged at the Tottenham Municipal Hall.
10th — 1984 A 2-1 victory at Nottingham Forest is the start of our club record away sequence of 16 matches unbeaten, stretching to August 21, 1985.
11th — 1939 Les Bennett and Les Medley net three apiece in our 8-2 home win over Watford in a wartime league game.
12th — 1955 We win 2-1 at Manchester City to celebrate our 1,500th match in the Football League.
13th — 1967 Confusion amongst many of a near 42,000 crowd as a 4-3 home win over Olympique Lyonnais results in us going out of the European Cup-Winners Cup on the away goals rule.
14th — 1955 Our first match in the Anglo-Scottish Floodlight Trophy results in a 1-0 win for the visitors, Partick Thistle.
15th — 1950 Les Medley gains his first cap for England against Wales at Roker Park, Sunderland.
16th — 1938 Spurs forward Willie Hall nets five goals for England in their 7-0 win over Northern Ireland at Old Trafford.
17th — 1900 Following a lengthy delay in awaiting FA sanction, we start our eight year career in the Western League with an 8-1 home win over Portsmouth.
18th — 1950 We record our eighth consecutive League victory with a 7-0 drubbing of Newcastle United at White Hart Lane.
19th — 1980 Chris Hughton scores the first goal by a Spurs player for the Republic of Ireland in a 6-0 win against Cyprus.
20th 1961 Jimmy Greaves signed from AC Milan. His transfer became the subject of a Football League enquiry which took three weeks to complete!
21st - 1931 We defeat Port Vale 9-3 at Tottenham in a Second Division game, our first nine goal tally in a Football League fixture.
22nd — 1979 Glenn Hoddle scores a spectacular goal on his Full international debut for England against Bulgaria. The match was delayed for 24 hours by fog.
23rd — 1940 Johnny Wallis made his senior debut for the club in a wartime match against Luton. He was awarded the CBE in 1993 and retired a year later after serving on our back room staff for nearly 50 years.
24th — 1931 JL Jones, captain of our 1901 cup winning side, passed away.
25th — 1953 Former Amateur international George Robb gains his one Full cap for England, against Hungary at Wembley.
26th — 1910 Tom Collins made his Spurs debut three days after signing from Hearts. His career was ended by injuries sustained during the Great War.
27th — 1974 Alan Gilzean is rewarded for 10 years service with a testimonial match against Yugoslav side Red Star Belgrade.
28th — 1962 Danny Blanchflower gains the last of his 56 Caps for Northern Irealand, against Poland, at the age of 36.
29th — 1980 Garry Brooke made his senior debut against West Bromwich Albion. His unique shooting style is still in evidence for our veterans team.
30th - 1949 England defeat Italy 2-0 in the last of four Full internationals to be staged at White Hart Lane.


1st — 1913 Arthur Hitchins born. A centre half he captained Lea Bridge Gasworks FC prior to making 149 senior appearances in our colours.
2nd — 1948 Goalkeeper Ted Ditchburn gains the first of his six Full caps for England, against Switzerland.
3rd — 1910 We record our first Football League win over Arsenal — then known as Woolwich Arsenal — with a 3-1 scoreline.
4th — 1948 Bill Nicholson nets our 2,000th Football League goal in a 1-1 draw at Fulham.
5th — 1996 Steffen Iversen signs for Spurs from Norwegain club Rosenborg BK.
6th — 1967 Cyril Knowles wins the first of four England caps, against the Soviet Union at Wembley.
7th — 1907 Spurs director Tom Deacock officiates as a linesman in the Amateur international between England and Ireland at White Hart Lane.
8th — 1954 The protracted signing of Danny Blanchflower from Aston Villa is completed for a reputed £30,000 fee.
9th — 1994 An independent arbitration tribunal rescinds the FA decision to ban us from the FA Cup.
10th — 1932 Spurs stalwart Harry Goddard passed away. A player during the late 1880’s he was involved with the club programme and handbook for 35 years.
11th — 1971 We notch our 300th away win in the Football League with a 1-0 victory at Leicester City.
12th — 1964 Another long-running transfer saga is completed with Scots international Alan Gilzean joining us from Dundee.
13th — 1958 Alfie Stokes scores our 1,000th away goal in the Football League in a 1-3 defeat at Burnley.
14th — 1960 Chris Waddle born. He scored 42 goals in 173 senior appearances for us until joining Marseille in July, 1989.
15th — 1976 The first England Under-21 appearance by a Spurs player — Glenn Hoddle faces Wales in a friendly fixture.
16th — 1983 Holsten become our first shirt sponsors for the televised match against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
17th — 1904 We equal our record Southern League win of 8-1 against Wellingborough. Watford had succumbed to a similar scoreline three years earlier.
18th — 1991 The First Division home fixture with Liverpool is our 3,000th match in the Football League.
19th — 1931 11,375 people turned up for our home game with Oldham Athletic, due to fog. The gates were only opened 20 minutes before kick-off.
20th — 1982 A crowd of around 10,000 — including a hardy band of travelling Spurs fans — watch our 2-0 defeat by German club Borussia Moenchengladbach at Tel Aviv, Israel.
21st — 1940 Jackie Gibbons scored the first of four hat-tricks against Clapton Orient, each on consecutive Saturday’s. Orient only fielded ten players in the 9-0 win.
22nd — 1962 Spurs assistant manager Harry Evans passed away, aged 42. His daughter Sandra married John White.
23rd — 1939 Johnny Dowers, an office boy to chief scout Ben Ives, made his Spurs debut in an abandoned wartime game with Southend United, just a year after gaining an England Schoolboy cap.
24th — 1932 Willie Hall made his Spurs debut, against former club Notts County three days after signing from them.
25th — 1905 A record crowd for a Southern League game of 33,000 watch our 3-1 win over Portsmouth at White Hart Lane.
26th — 1930 One GR Phillips scores eight of the goals in a 15-1 win for our ‘A’ Team against their Arsenal counterparts at White Hart Lane.
27th — 1980 Glenn Hoddle acts as an emergency goalkeeper for the third time in 14 months, at Norwich City having also done so at Leeds (October, 1979) and Manchester United (January, 1980).
28th — 1983 Peter Southey, our former England Youth international defender, passed away following a bone marrow transplant in an attempt to cure Leukaemia.
29th — 1922 Bert Bliss joins Clapton Orient after a ten year career at Spurs spanning 150 goals in 279 senior games.
30th — 1916 A Bearman, a Charterhouse schoolboy and relative of the Club director, played in a wartime game against Watford.
31st — 1929 Bill Whatley signs on as an amateur. He served as a coach and scout for us after gaining Welsh honours as a player.