30th March 1880 – Tommy Shanks was born, our first twenty goal in one season striker.

30th March 1888 – Royal Arsenal 3-0 Millwall Rovers. Millwall Rovers were our main rivals at this point, and this game was played on the Manor Field which would later become our home ground until 1913.

30th March 1889 – Arsenal 9-0 Royal Artillery. The Royal Arsenal’s largest win since the formation of the club.

30th March 1891 – Arsenal 1-5 Hearts. Another friendly on our way to becoming a pro-club. Lost again but as the game was played in from of a plus 10,000 crowd, this was to help us gaining professional status.

30th March 1895 – Woolwich Arsenal 3-2 Newton Heath. This fixture would later become known as Arsenal v Man United, but we won anyway, a 3-2 win would be a popular scoreline down the years.

30th March 1897 – After losing 8-0 to Loughborough, J.B. Mitchell was appointed as our first manager, a great appointment which was sure to be a long and successful one.

30th March 1898 – Oh. J.B. Mitchell resigned after clashing with the board, and W.R. Elcoat took over.

30th March 1915 – Legend and leader, Sir Henry Norris assured the Footballer’s Battalion that his two clubs, Arsenal and Fulham were definitely not threatening players who should have been going to join the army.

30th March 1934 – Arsenal 1-0 Derby County. Best crowd of the season, 69,070 as Alex James scored the only goal and kept us on course for our second successive league title.

30th March 1970 – Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace. Four league wins in five, following a whopping TEN without a win, Radford and Charlie George got the goals.

30th March 1983 – Jérémie Aliadière was born, and played just two league games after a 6 year spell blighted by injuries.

30th March 1988 – Oxford Utd 0-0 Arsenal. Brian Marwood made his debut for Arsenal. He’d go on to play 52 league games, scoring 16 goals.

30th March 2002 – Arsenal 3-0 Sunderland. Vieira, Bergkamp and Wiltord on target as we headed towards our third double.

30th March 2013 – Arsenal 4-1 Reading. We maintained our push for a top-four finish with a comfortable victory that sent Reading bottom of the Premier League on goal difference. Cazorla, Gervinho, Giroud and some bloke called Mikel Arteta getting the goals.


All Games on This Day:

30/04/1891 London Caledonians H Friendly 1-1
30/04/1892 Glasgow Rangers H Friendly 2-3
30/04/1896 Tottenham Hotspur A Friendly 2-3
30/04/1898 Millwall Athletic A Friendly 0-2
30/04/1904 Fulham A London League 0-1
30/04/1906 Reading A Southern Professional Charity Cup 1-0
30/04/1908 Kilmarnock A Friendly 2-1
30/04/1910 Ilford A Friendly 2-3
30/04/1914 Norwich City A Friendly 3-0
30/04/1921 Newcastle United A Division 1 0-1
30/04/1927 Birmingham H Division 1 3-0
30/04/1932 Middlesbrough H Division 1 5-0
30/04/1938 Liverpool H Division 1 1-0
30/04/1955 Portsmouth A Division 1 1-2
30/04/1959 Bath City A Friendly 3-4
30/04/1960 West Bromwich Albion A Division 1 0-1
30/04/1965 Torino (Italy) A Friendly 2-2
30/04/1966 Aston Villa A Division 1 0-3
30/04/1968 Sheffield Wednesday H Division 1 3-2
30/04/1974 Queens Park Rangers H Division 1 1-1
30/04/1977 Newcastle United A Division 1 2-0
30/04/1983 Watford A Division 1 1-2
30/04/1988 Sheffield Wednesday A Division 1 3-3
30/04/1994 West Ham United H Premier League 0-2
30/04/2016 Norwich City H Premier League 1-0


Put together using some data from the Arsenal History Society Anniversary Files