On This Day: September 20th (Today)

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

 2016 vs. Morton (A)  League Cup (Quarter Final) 1 - 2
 2011 vs. Airdrie Utd (A)  League Cup (3rd Round) 2 - 0
 2008 vs. Aberdeen (A)  League (SPL) 1 - 0
 2005 vs. Inverness CT (A)  League Cup (3rd Round) 0 - 2
 2003 vs. Partick Thistle (A)  League (SPL) 2 - 0
 2000 vs. Dundee (A)  League (SPL) 0 - 3
 1997 vs. Hearts (A)  League (Premier Division) 1 - 2
 1988 vs. Aberdeen (N)  League Cup (Semi Final) 0 - 2
 1986 vs. Hamilton (A)  League (Premier Division) 5 - 1
 1980 vs. St Mirren (A)  League (Premier Division) 0 - 2
 1975 vs. Motherwell (H)  League (Premier Division) 1 - 1
 1972 vs. Hibernian (H)  League Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg) 2 - 5 X
 1969 vs. Dundee (A)  League (Division One) 2 - 1
 1958 vs. Dumbarton (A)  League (Division Two) 3 - 4  
 1952 vs. St Johnstone (A)  League (B Division) 1 - 1  
 1950 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  League Cup (Quarter Final 2nd Leg) 1 - 2
 1947 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  League (B Division) 2 - 3  
 1941 vs. Dunfermline (H)  Wartime (North Eastern - 1st Series) 1 - 1  
 1930 vs. St Johnstone (A)  League (Division Two) 0 - 2  
 1924 vs. East Fife (H)  League (Division Two) 1 - 0  
 1919 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  Qualifying Cup (2nd Round) 1 - 3  
 1913 vs. Vale of Leven (H)  League (Division Two) 2 - 0  
Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / -
Home 7 2 2 3 10 12 -2
Away 14 5 1 8 19 23 -4
Neutral 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
Total 22 7 3 12 29 37 -8
 1922 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  Penman Cup 1 - 2  

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

1924 - Jacky Osborne

Jacky signed from Lochee Central. He made his debut for United as a trialist and was signed shortly after. He went on to play a major role in the side that won the Second Division in 1924-25. He was retained for the First Division campaign the following season but was unable to win a first team place and left to join Forfar Athletic in January 1926.

1957 - George Fox

George signed from East Fife in May 1957 and made just one appearance for United.

1958 - A Ian Scott

Ian signed on a free transfer from Brechin City, initially on a one month trial. He was soon signed for the rest of the campaign but was released in April 1959 and then joined Montrose.

The players listed below were born on this day.

1920 - Matt McIlwain

An ex-Royal Marine Commando with the 42 RM42 (one of the most significant divisions of the WWII South East Asia Campaign during WW2), Matt was a former Ayr United player who signed for United on a one month deal.

He was released when his contract expired and later joined Bolton Wanderers.

1985 - Hat-trick hero

Eddie Thompson presented Paul Sturrock with a decanter after the striker scored three goals against Bohemians in the UEFA Cup.

1984 - Gardiner Transfer Request Withdrawn

Reserve 'keeper John Gardiner has decided to withdraw the transfer request he submitted when Billy Thomson joined the club. This latest move followed a possible transfer to St. Johnstone. Alex. Rennie had agreed terms with United, but John decided to remain at Tannadice. The reason for him declining was that he wishes to remain a full-time player and consequently withdrew his request for a move. This has quickly meant re-instatement to the Reserve side and John has been in fine form and had an outstanding game in his last outing against Rangers Reserves.

Morton (A) in 2016 (League Cup)

Airdrie Utd (A) in 2011 (League Cup)

Inverness CT (A) in 2005 (League Cup)

Dundee (A) in 2000 (League)

Hearts (A) in 1997 (League)

Aberdeen (N) in 1988 (League Cup)

Hamilton (A) in 1986 (League)

Motherwell (H) in 1975 (League)