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On This Day - December
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|1st||1974: Simon Donnelly is born in Glasgow|
|2nd||1911: Patsy Gallacher makes his Celtic debut in a 3-1 home league win over St Mirren.|
|3rd||1938: Celtic defeat Hibernian 5-4 in thrilling league clash at Celtic Park|
|4th|| 1951: Jock Stein signs for Celtic from Llanelly.|
1982: Celtic lift the League Cup after a 2-1 win over Rangers at Hampden.
|5th||1973: Harry Hood hits a hat-trick as Celtic beat Rangers 3-1 in the League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.|
|6th||1966: Celtic sign Willie Wallace from Hearts for a fee of £30,000|
|7th||1966: Celtic beat Nantes 3-1 in Glasgow to qualify for the quarter-final of the European Cup.|
|8th|| 1888: Celtic 9-2 Clyde in the Scottish Cup 5th Rd|
1951: Jock Stein makes his Celtic debut in a 2-1 home league win over St Mirren.
1979: Celtic's game at Dens Park is postponed. Some fans make their way back to Hampden where Aberdeen draw 0-0 with Dundee United in the League Cup final.
|9th||1933: Celtic's Peter Scarff dies at the age of 25 after suffering from TB.|
|10th||1997: Celtic sign Harald Brattbakk from Rosenborg|
|11th||1974: A crowd of 30,000 attend Parkhead to watch Celtic take on Benfica for the Children's Cup (UNICEF Cup). This one-off fund-raising match is won by the Portugese side on penalties after an exciting 3-3 draw. An impressive £20,000 was raised for charity on the night.|
|12th||1880: All time Celtic great Jimmy Hay born in Beith, Ayrshire|
|13th||1958: John Colrain grabs a hat-trick as Celtic win home league tie with Stirling Albion 7-3!|
|14th||1971: Tommy Gemmell moves to Nottingham Forest for a fee of £35,000|
|15th||1888: Celtic 2-1 East Stirlingshire in the Scottish Cup 6th Rd|
|16th|| 1950: John McPhail scores a goal after only six seconds in a 6-2 victory over East Fife at Celtic Park.|
2000: On-loan defender Ramon Vega scores twice on his Hoops debut as the Bhoys thrash Aberden 6-0 at parkhead.
|17th||1921: Celtic thump Clydebank 6-0 at Parkhead|
|18th||1971: Celtic defeat Motherwell 5-1 in league clash at Fir Park|
|19th||1931: Jimmy McGrory scores four goals as Celtic win league tie 6-0 at Leith Athletic. The game would be Peter Scarff's last for the Hoops.|
|20th||2009: Ten men Celtic take the lead but end up 2-1 losers in a league clash with Hearts at Tynecastle.|
|21st||1935: Jimmy McGrory hits his fourth hat-trick of the season as Celtic defeat Aberdeen 5-3 in league clash at Parkhead.|
|22nd||1893: Celtic win 5-4 in a league clash at Dumbarton.|
|23rd||1978: Ex-Celt Andy Ritchie scores the only goal as Celtic lose against Morton at Cappielow. This would be Celtic's last league game until March 3rd 1979.|
|24th||1955: Celtic defeat Hibernian 3-2 in a league clash at Easter Road.|
|25th|| 1965: Celtic thrash Morton 8-1 at Parkhead in a league tie.|
1971: Celtic defeat Hearts 3-2 at Celtic Park in the last league fixture to have ever been played on Christmas day. *In total Celtic have played 15 times on Christmas day winning thirteen with one draw and a single loss.
|26th|| 1883: Alec McNair born|
1936: Stevie Chalmers born in Glasgow.
|27th|| 1969: Celtic thrash Partick Thistle 8-1 in a league clash at Parkhead.|
1980: Celtic lose heavily by 4-1 at Pittodrie against Aberdeen. The team were 4-0 down when Charlie Nicholas scored the consolation and gets the biggest roar of the day from the huge faithful Celtic support.
1982: Charlie Nicholas scores his 30th goal of the season in the 5-1 home win over Morton on bank holiday Monday. He wins a prize from the Daily Record in the process for being the first Scottish player to hit 30 goals that season.
|28th||1901: Celtic defeat Kilmarnock 4-2 in a league clash at Parkhead.|
|29th||1979: Rangers 1-1 Celtic at Ibrox in Celtic's last game of the decade. Bobby Lennox has the distinction over scoring the last Celtic goal of the 70's.|
|30th||1961: Charlie Nicholas born in Cowcaddens|
|31st||1898: Celtic travel south of the Clde to take on Third Lanark in a league tie the Bhoys win 4-2|
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