1918
Footballing cricketer Denis Compton was born in Hendon, London. He netted five goals in 253 games for Arsenal and played in 78 Test matches for England

1942
Winger Alf Kirchen's strike gave Arsenal a 1-1 draw in a wartime friendly against RAF XI at Highbury

1948
Arsenal wing-half Archie Macaulay won his seventh and last cap for Scotland in the 3-0 defeat by France in Paris

1968
Goals from Bobby Gould, John Radford and Terry Neill earned Arsenal a 3-1 friendly win over Japan XI in Tokyo

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