On This Day: May 23rd (Today)

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

 1999 vs. Celtic (H)  League (SPL) 1 - 2
 1942 vs. Aberdeen (A)  Mitchell Trophy (Final 2nd Leg) 1 - 3 aet  
Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / -
Home 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1
Away 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3
 1969 vs. Kilmarnock (N)  Friendly (as Dallas Tornado)  1 - 0 

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

1912 - John Ross

John was signed from Arbroath. He had just a brief career with Dundee Hibs and was released at the end of 1912-13.

1941 - Cornelius Holland

Cornelius had been with Folkestone and Grimsby Town before the outbreak of WW2. He joined United for season 1941-42 but he was not in the area long and left the Club when his army unit moved back to England. He was released in February 1942.

1958 - Hugh Hay

Hugh signed for United from Aberdeen. He was injured early in the season but within two months, he recovered and became a regular in the line up. He left to join Arbroath in August 1959 for a fee of 350.

1958 - Jimmy Wallace

Jimmy joined United from Aberdeen. He was a regular in the side until March 1959, when he was released.

The players listed below were born on this day.

1938 - Wattie Carlyle

Wattie signed from Shettleston Juniors at the end of season 1959-60. A right winger who also played at centre forward, Wattie went on to turn out regularly for almost four seasons. He was joint top scorer in 1961-62 and top the scoring table again in 1962-63. The next season was just a few weeks old when he moved to Motherwell for around 6,000.

1949 - Duncan MacLeod

Duncan joined United after he was released by Dundee. He was at Tannadice for two seasons, spending more time in the reserves than he did in the first team and left United to join St Johnstone in June 1975 in a deal that saw Henry Hall move in the opposite direction.

1981 - Scotland Caps v England

Scotland triumph at Wembley by 10, thanks to a tremendous subs display by Dave
Narey who replaced the injured Asa Hartford after just 25 minutes. Sturrock replaced Dave Provan for the final 10 minutes. Incidentally, United boss Jim McLean was assistant to Jock Stein for the entire Home International Series.

Celtic (H) in 1999 (League)