What happened in Everton's history this week?

4 October 1930 - Ted Critchley, Dixie Dean and Jimmy Dunn all scored twice as Everton over-powered Charlton 7-1 at Goodison. Tom Griffiths scored the final goal. Read the Charlton match programme.

4 October 1986 - A first-half goal from Steve Williams settled a 1-0 win for Arsenal, the only match Everton lost at home during their 1986/87 League Championship winning season. Read all the match programmes from this season.

5 October 1950 - Dave Thomas was born in Kirby. After spells at Burnley and QPR Thomas joined Everton for £200,000 in 1977. He made 84 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals before moving to Wolves. See Dave Thomas memorabilia.


6 October 1919 - Tommy Lawton was born in Bolton. One of Everton's greatest goalscorers, Lawton began his career with Burnley and moved to Everton as an eventual replacement for Dixie Dean in March 1937 for £6,500. Lawton helped the club win the League title in 1939. After the Second World War he was transferred to Chelsea for £11,500 and later signed for Notts County for a then record fee of £20,000 in 1947. An England international he scored 22 goals in 23 games, although if Victory and war time matches are taken into account the tally was 46 in 45 games! See all Tommy Lawton memorabilia.

7 October 1939 - A hastily arranged friendly between Everton and Liverpool was won 4-1 by Everton. Despite the outbreak of war, the local press still chose to comment that the key feature of the game was 'some difference of opinion between spectators'! Read all Merseyside derby programmes.

8 October 1927 - Dixie Dean scored all 5 of Everton's goals in the 5-2 defeat of Manchester United. This was the only match that season in which Dean scored 5, although he did net 4 on one occasion, five hat-tricks and a brace in 14 matches. Read the 1927 Manchester United programme.

9 October 1957 - The floodlits were switched on at Goodison Park for the first time with a visit from Liverpool in a match to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Liverpool County F.A. Everton won the match 2-0. See the 75th Anniversary Cup in detail.

10 October 1931 - Dixie Dean scored his second hat-trick of the season to set Everton on their way to an easy 5-1 win against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Other goals came from Tommy Johnson and Jimmy Stein. Read the Sheffield United match programme.