WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers Football Club.

1972 – Rangers promoted Jock Wallace to being Team Manager, with Willie Waddell becoming General Manager. The former Berwick Rangers goalkeeper joined with a reputation for building loyalty from players and also being fiercely fit and demanding at training.

The club called a press conference unexpectedly, with former Rangers player Doug Bailllie saying, “some day people are going to hang on the big man’s every word.”

Speaking at the time, a spokesman for the Rangers Supporters’ Association said: “Although some of the supporters were naturally surprised at the latest developments, we think it’s good modern thinking by the club. After all, Rangers intend modernising the stadium, so why not the set-up? I think as a result of this change we will get a better standard of football”.

Wallace was the first man to have been Rangers manager twice and, in the first of those stints, he had the unprecedented success of guiding his team to win two League, Scottish Cup and League Cup Trebles in the space of three seasons.

Read more in his former manager profile on the club website HERE.

1927 – Former Rangers defender Ian McColl was born on this day in Alexandria. He was a wing half, in the old parlance, of some distinction. He became captain of Rangers in the 1950s and can comfortably lay claim to being one of the club’s greatest servants.

Signed from Queen’s Park – the epitome of the Corinthian spirit – McColl quickly learned that the winning was more important than the playing when you joined the Rangers ranks.

He was the final cog in the legendary Iron Curtain defence, which was so effective in Rangers’ considerable successes of the period. In a 10-year period Rangers averaged less than a goal against per game which is indicative of just how stong the defensive line was.

Read more in his former manager profile on the club website HERE.

1941 – Rangers defeated Falkirk in the Summer Cup, away from home and in front of 10,000 supporters. Alex Venters bagged a double, with Charlie Johnston also on the scoresheet in a 3-2 win.

RANGERS: Dawson, Gray, Shaw, Bolt, Woodburn, Symon, McIntosh, Marshall, Gillick, Venters, Johnston

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