On this day 1 Jan 1937, 1938, 1965 & 1974

Last updated : 01 January 2012 By INOIT

1990pylonsaaFriday 1st January 1937 

Bury presented Blackpool with a huge box of black puddings on New Year’s Day 1937 at Gigg Lane before the home Division Two game between the two sides in recognition of the team’s eight match winning streak. Bury were then beaten 3-2 but the nine game run ended in front of 26,229 at West Ham the following day when Blackpool were noticeably tired and jaded after a long haul to London.

 Saturday 1st January 1938

New Years day proved to be a winner for Blackpool as they entertained Huddersfield Town and 22,362 saw them romp home to the tune of 4-0.  Lying just a point above bottom place Portsmouth on 19 points they needed the win. The Seasiders had been promoted to Division One the previous season when they finished runner-up to Leicester City and they eventually recovered to finished 12th with 40 points in Division One 

Friday 1st January 1965

Stanley Matthews received the news he was to be knighted for his services to football. He was the first professional footballer to receive the honour and the only one to receive it whilst still playing. He had previously been awarded the CBE in 1957.

Thursday 1st January 1974

Blackpool FC switched on their new £20,000 floodlights at Bloomfield Road for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday which was helped by the loan of a generator by the management of the local paper the Evening Gazette.  Following tests prior to the game the club were confident everybody would be highly-pleased with the brightness of the new “floods” once they were switched on. A crowd of 11,362 attended the match itself which ended 0-0, their third draw in as many games.

 Saturday 1st January 1994

The 18,168 crowd at Turf Moor for the Lancashire derby between Burnley and Blackpool on New Years Day 1994 was the highest Division Two attendance that season. The 3-1 win for the Clarets left Blackpool in 11th place on 33 points.

Blackpool on this day record for 1 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Saturday, 31st December 2011

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1897 DIV2 GRIMSBY TOWN H W 1-0       Results Table
1898 DIV2 WOOLWICH ARSENAL H D 3-3       Results Table
1902 DIV2 BURSLEM PORT VALE H W 1-0       Results Table
1903 DIV2 BRISTOL CITY H L 0-1       Results Table
1904 DIV2 Bolton Wanderers A L 0-3       Results Table
1906 DIV2 LEEDS CITY H L 0-3       Results Table
1907 DIV2 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY H W 1-0       Results Table
1908 DIV2 OLDHAM ATHLETIC H W 1-0       Results Table
1909 DIV2 Bradford Park Avenue A L 3-4       Results Table
1910 DIV2 LEEDS CITY H W 3-1       Results Table
1912 DIV2 GLOSSOP NORTH END H W 2-0       Results Table
1913 DIV2 LEEDS CITY H L 0-3       Results Table
1914 DIV2 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H W 2-0       Results Table
1915 DIV2 BRISTOL CITY H W 2-0       Results Table
1920 DIV2 ROTHERHAM COUNTY H W 5-1       Results Table
1921 DIV2 Notts. County A W 2-1       Results Table
1923 DIV2 Stockport County A D 2-2       Results Table
1927 DIV2 SWANSEA TOWN H W 3-1       Results Table
1930 DIV2 Bury A W 1-0       Results Table
1937 DIV2 Bury A W 3-2       Results Table
1938 DIV1 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN H W 4-0       Results Table
1949 DIV1 Aston Villa A W 5-2       Results Table
1953 DIV1 Preston North End A L 2-4       Results Table
1954 DIV1 Newcastle United A L 1-2       Results Table
1955 DIV1 Manchester United A L 1-4       Results Table
1966 DIV1 CHELSEA H L 1-2       Results Table
1972 DIV2 WATFORD H W 5-0       Results Table
1974 DIV2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY H D 0-0       Results Table
1977 DIV2 HULL CITY H D 0-0       Results Table
1983 DIV4 Hartlepool United A L 1-2       Results Table
1985 DIV4 Crewe Alexandra A W 2-0       Results Table
1986 DIV3 Rotherham United A L 1-4       Results Table
1988 DIV3 BURY H W 5-1       Results Table
1990 DIV3 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN H D 2-2       Results Table
1991 DIV4 York City A W 1-0       Results Table
1992 DIV4 YORK CITY H W 3-1       Results Table
1994 LD2 Burnley A L 1-3   18,165   Results Table
1996 LD2 Carlisle United A W 2-1   7,532   Results Table
1997 LD2 Shrewsbury Town A W 3-1       Results Table
2002 LD2 Stoke City A L 0-2   16,615   Results Table
2003 LD2 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN H D 1-1 Hills 89 (pen) 7,184   Results Table
2005 LGE1 Wrexham A W 2-1 Murphy 64, 77 5,601   Results Table
2007 LGE1 Chesterfield A L 0-2   4,351 Report Results Table
2008 CHMP BURNLEY H W 3-0 Gorkss 23; Burgess 59; Jorgensen 63 9,599 Report Results Table
2011 PREM Manchester City A L 0-1   47,296 Report Results Table

Overall playing record for 1 January: Played 45, Won 24, Drawn 6, Lost 15, Scored 81, Conceded 61


Blackpool Football Club On This Day chronicles, in diary form, the major events in the Seasiders long and colourful history.

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