Rangers’ record on this day – P: 18 W: 10 D: 3 L: 5
GD: +19 F: 38 A: 19
Win %: 55.56%
Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.11, Conceded: 1.06
1893: Rangers start their League fixtures with a 3-3 draw with Dundee at West Craigie Park. John Gray scored all 3 goals for the Light Blues.
1902: Rangers draw 2-2 with a Motherwell and District Select in a benefit match for the Ibrox Disaster relief fund. The Goalscorers remain unknown.
1908: Rangers draw 1-1 with Dundee in the Final of the Scottish National Exhibition Tournament. George Livingstone scored for the Gers who won the Cup on the toss of a coin.
1916: Rangers beat Ayr Utd 3-1 in a benefit match for the Red Cross. Sadly, the goalscorers remain untraced.
1930: A Bob McGowan double and a goal from George McMillan hand Rangers a 3-1 victory over Dumbarton in a Friendly at Boghead.
1933: Rangers kick-off their League campaign with a 5-1 thrashing to Ayr at home. Jimmy Smith scored 4 times with Willie Nicholson also on target.
1936: Rangers defeat Austria Vienna 3-1 in a Friendly at Ibrox thanks to a Bob McPhail hat-trick and a goal from Jimmy Simpson.
1939: The Light Blues start the defence of their League title with a 5-1 thumping of St Mirren. Willie Thornton, Willie Woodburn, Alex Venters (2) and James Fiddes saw Rangers ease to victory.
1944: Rangers come from 2-0 down to beat Falkirk 3-2 on the opening day of the Southern League. Goals from Torry Gillick, Alex Venters and an 88th minute winner from Willie Waddell saw the Gers register a win.
1950: A goal each from Eddie Rutherford and Willie Findlay hand Rangers a 2-1 win over Morton in the first match of the League Cup Section D.
1953: Billy Simpson, George Young, Derek Grierson and Johnny Hubbard all scored to earn Rangers a 4-1 win over Hearts in the 2nd match of the League Cup Section C.
1959: Alex Scott is on target for the Ibrox side as they go down 2-1 to Motherwell in the League Cup Section 4.
1961: Rangers defeat Third Lanark 2-0 in the League Cup Section 3. Davie Wilson bags a brace for the Light Blues.
1964: Rangers continue their defence of the League Cup with a 0-0 draw at St Mirren in the League Cup Section 1.
1967: The Gers draw 1-1 with Aberdeen in the League Cup Section 2. Orjan Persson had given Rangers the lead on 25 minutes.
1970: 2 goals in the last 5 minutes from Graham Fyfe and Willie Henderson give Rangers a 2-0 victory over Motherwell in the League Cup Section 2.
1972: Rangers beat Clydebank 2-0 in the League Cup Section 3, the first competitive match since lifting the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Alfie Conn and Alex MacDonald scored to hand Rangers a win in the opening fixture.
1978: The Light Blues begin the defence of their League title with a 1-0 loss at home to St Mirren.
1981: Rangers defeat Dundee 4-1 in the League Cup Section 2 courtesy of goals from Colin McAdam, Derek Johnstone, Alex Miller and John McDonald.
1987: Rangers are beaten 1-0 at Hibs in a League encounter.
1989: Kenny McDowall scores the winner as Rangers open their League fixtures with a 1-0 loss at home to St Mirren.
1991: Stuart Munro leaves Rangers to sign for Blackburn Rovers in a £350,000 transfer.
2008: Rangers sell Carlos Cuellar to Aston Villa for £7.8 million.
2010: Rangers sign James Beattie on a 2-year deal from Stoke for an undisclosed fee.
2015: Dominic Ball and Nathan Oduwa arrive at Rangers on season-long loans from Tottenham.
2017: Rangers are beaten 3-2 by Hibs at Ibrox. Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier scored for the home side who had Ryan Jack sent-off.
2018: Rangers defeat St Mirren 2-0 thanks to first half goals from Alfredo Morelos and Connor Goldson. The Light Blues had Ross McCrorie sent-off.
1972: Paolo Vanoli – (Varese, Italy). Rangers: 2003-2004 (Defender). Apps: 42, Goals: 1. International Caps: 2 (Italy).