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

Today we remember a Hammer blow against Kaiserslautern, a rain-soaked demolition of Mönchengladbach, a last gasp win over Hibs and the birthdays of three former Rangers players.

Jorg Albertz has made his name at Ibrox with thunderous left foot strikes to earn the nickname The Hammer but on this day in 2000, he saved Rangers with a flash of his right boot two minutes from time against German side Kaiserslautern.

Rangers had suffered a night of real frustration against the Germans and seemed destined to be disappointed with a goal-less draw. However, Albertz has a habit of coming up with the goods in Europe and he did not disappoint.

Substitute Rod Wallace laid the ball off and the German midfielder drove a terrific low shot in off the left hand post to sent Ibrox into raptures. You can read a match report from the game here.

Italian referee Signor Rigato from Venice could have brought his own gondola and sailed up the middle of the Ibrox pitch in 1960 as Rangers coasted to and 8:0 victory over German Cup winners Borussia Mönchengladbach.

As the rain lashed Ibrox, Rangers ran riot, cruising to a five goal lead by half-time after ‘Slim Jim Baxter’ had opened the scoring in the second minute of the match. In the end, a drenched Light Blues scored eight, with Baxter’s goal being added to by a hatrick from Ralph Brand, a double from Jimmy Millar, goals from Harold Davis and Alex Scott and an own goal from Pfeiffer.

“Bring on Real Madrid! Bring on Barcelona!” were the cries of the Ibrox faithful at the end of the match as the win set up a tie with the English FA Cup holders, Wolverhampton Wanderers – giving rise to the origin of another famous Rangers song.

On this day in 2003, Rangers were in action against Hibs in Edinburgh and it was a late, late show to secure a win. With the score goal-less and the Hibs support whistling for full-time with play deep into injury time, a scorching volley from Stephen Hughes belatedly earned Rangers all three badly-needed points.

In the end Rangers claimed the win but it could have been a different story had Hibs not missed a glorious goalscoring chance midway through the first half when Ian Murray blazed a shot over the crossbar from a matter of yards.

Elsewhere, fans favourite Vladimir Weiss, full back Alan Hutton and striker Andy Gray are all celebrating their birthdays today. All the best from the Rangers family.

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