On This Day: October 21st (Today)

Below is a list of events that happened on this day throughout United's history.

 2017 vs. Inverness CT (H)  League (Championship) 0 - 2  
 2006 vs. Aberdeen (A)  League (SPL) 1 - 3
 2000 vs. Celtic (A)  League (SPL) 1 - 2
 1995 vs. Hamilton (A)  League (First Division) 1 - 0
 1989 vs. Motherwell (A)  League (Premier Division) 2 - 3
 1987 vs. Vitkovice (H)  UEFA Cup (2nd Round 2nd Leg) 1 - 2
 1978 vs. Hibernian (A)  League (Premier Division) 1 - 1
 1972 vs. Falkirk (A)  League (Division One) 0 - 1
 1970 vs. Sparta Prague (A)  Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg) 1 - 3
 1967 vs. Partick Thistle (H)  League (Division One) 2 - 2
 1961 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  League (Division One) 1 - 2
 1950 vs. Arbroath (H)  League (B Division) 3 - 4
 1944 vs. Falkirk (A)  Wartime (North Eastern - 1st Series) 2 - 4  
 1939 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  Wartime (Eastern Regional) 1 - 0 X
 1933 vs. Brechin City (A)  League (Division Two) 2 - 4  
 1911 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  League (Division Two) 0 - 6  
Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / -
Home 5 0 1 4 7 12 -5
Away 11 2 1 8 12 27 -15
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 16 2 2 12 19 39 -20
 1922 vs. Ayr Utd 'A' (A)  Scottish Alliance  0 - 1   
 1916 vs. Dunfermline (A)  Eastern League  2 - 3   

The players listed below were signed by United on this day, in the year specified.

1977 - Gordon Wallace for a fee of £12,000

Gordon joined United from Raith Rovers. He struggled with injury during his time at Tannadice and was then unable to re-establish himself in the first team, completing his career with United in the reserves. In the summer of 1979, he moved to Berwick Rangers.

The players listed below were born on this day.

1932 - Maurice Milne

Maurice was with St Joseph’s when he made his first appearance for United as a trialist. He was then signed and became a regular in the line up in the following two seasons but then moved to Norwich. He later joined Gloucester City and returned to Tannadice in September 1959. After his second stint at Tannadice, he moved to Brechin City.

1961 - Paul Cavanagh

Paul was a left sided attacking player who joined United from Tartan Boys Club on an 'S' form, and was called up from the reserves in July 1978. Although he played regularly in the reserves, Paul made just one appearance in major competition when he made his debut as a substitute for John Holt against Polish side Slask Wroclaw in a UEFA Cup tie in October 1980.

His only other outing was in a friendly, and he left to join Stirling Albion in August 1982 after spending the second half of the previous season there on loan. He moved to Berwick Rangers in 1985 and then had a short spell at Cowdenbeath in 1988 before returning to Berwick Rangers to end his playing career.

1963 - Gary McGinnis

Gary was with Celtic youths until he was released in August 1981 when he joined United. Already a schools international, he became part of the Scotland Under-18 squad and helped the national side win an Under-18 European Championship. He was later capped at Under-21 level also. Gary was a squad player during his nine years at Tannadice, playing much more often in the reserves than he did at first team level. In February 1990, he left to join St Johnstone for a fee of £100,000, then a record for the Perth club.

Aberdeen (A) in 2006 (League)

Celtic (A) in 2000 (League)

Vitkovice (H) in 1987 (UEFA Cup)

Partick Thistle (H) in 1967 (League)