What happened in Everton's history this week?

25 October 1930
- Cliff Britton made his Everton debut in the 4-2 home win over Spurs. Britton first burst on to the scene with Bristol Rovers in 1926 and four years later was transferred to Everton. By 1932-33 he was on his way to becoming a regular in the side and his performances at the club were recognised at international level, earning him his first cap in 1934 and 9 in total during his career. He spent 3 years with Burnley, guiding them to the FA Cup Final in 1947 and returned to Goodison Park in September the following year as manager. He remained in the position until 1956, having restored the club to the First Division. Read the Spurs programme and see all Cliff Britton memorabilia.

27 October 1888 - A. McKinnon scored Everton's first ever League hat-trick in the 6-2 win over Derby County. He made only 6 League appearances for the club, all in the inaugural season of the League and made his debut at centre-half! Everton's other goals were scored by Nick Ross (2) and Watson. Read the programme from this historic match!

27 October 1984 - Everton tore apart League championship favourites Manchester United, 5-0. After 5 minutes Everton were ahead, Kevin Sheedy heading home, and the same player recovered from a nasty head injury to make it 2-0 after 23 minutes. Just after half an hour it was 3-0, Adrian Heath converting a chance from short range, and half-time came as a welcome relief to United. In the second half Gary Stevens extended the lead and with four minutes from time Graeme Sharp rounded off an impressive afternoon. Read the full match programme.

28 October 1935 - Eddie O'Hara was born in Glasgow. He joined Everton in June 1958 from Falkirk and made 29 League appearances for the club. Read the transfer letter from Falkirk regarding O'Hara and Alex Parker.

29 October 1927 - Dixie Dean returned to the side after missing the match against West Ham and blasted a hat-trick at Fratton Park as Everton defeated Portsmouth 3-1. Dean's hat-trick meant he had reached the 20 mark for the season with only 12 games played! Read the Portsmouth programme.

30 October 1929 - Dave Hickson was born in Ellesmere Port. Signed by Everton in May 1948 from Ellesmere Port he remained at Goodison Park until September 1955. He was sold to Aston Villa for £17,500 but remained only two months before switching to Huddersfield for £16,000 and then returned to Everton in August 1957 for £7,500. Just over two years later he was on the move again, making the relatively short trip across Stanley Park to sign for Liverpool. He later finished his playing career with Bury and Tranmere. Search Dave Hickson memorabilia.

31 October 1990 - Everton manager Colin Harvey was sacked from his position after two and a half years in charge. He was not to leave the club however, for with the subsequent return of Howard Kendall he was appointed team coach. Search Colin Harvey memorabilia.
Portsmouth v Everton, 29 October 1927
Colin Harvey