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On This Day: 29 January
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1932: Willie Mills is signed for Aberdeen on a transfer from Bridgeton Waverley. Hopes are high that he will make an impact.

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1983: At Easter Road the Dons run up a 4-1 win in the third round of the Scottish Cup.

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SOCIAL HISTORY: 1912 ABERDEEN MINISTER AND SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS

1912: ABERDEEN MINISTER AND SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS. "Religion and Amusement" was the subject of a sermon delivered in Trinity Parish Church, Aberdeen, last night by the Rev. D. A Millar. The preacher said that around about them they saw one great desire for amusement and little else. It did not become the Church and Christian people to severely criticise that tendency. Amusement and recreation were necessary. Play was an older thing than work, and was as old as religion itself. It was necessary that young persons should have time for their minds to be removed from their cares. It was never more necessary than it was to-day, when there was so much pressure and so much strain. They had heard a good deal about the evils of football.

A prominent man once said he was sorry to think that such a huge amount of money was wasted every Saturday on football. Others complained of the great crowds that witnessed football matches, and had nothing else to do. He did not consider that the criticism was all just or all fair. That did not happen before, because their forefathers had not the opportunity. It was not well for them to say that they were worse than their ancestor, but they must take into consideration the time and the wealth people now possessed. After all it was the desire of the working man to spend his leisure moments in some such way - where they could be taken out of themselves away from their work, their burdens and cares for an hour or so.

The Christian sometimes asked should he or she go the theatre? Certainly! if he or she could remain faithful to the spirit. After all, they must obey the dictates of their conscience. There was the evil of gambling in football and in many other things. There was the amusement and excitement of the daily and evening newspapers. Some people could not be without that amusement - without newspapers. They wanted something new, something startling ? they wanted the amusement in the columns. The papers provided items about the race course, and gambling was encouraged. Not only in that way but in the advertising columns was it encouraged. At the same time none of these were wicked institutions. There was the cinematograph shows, and the amusement of the church. That might shock some people. How many people went to the church compelled by the act of worship? How many people were connected with the church for the sake of having times of excitement or for causing disputes? Was the element of worship there?

Source : The Aberdeen Daily Journal Monday January 29th, 1912

Born on this Day
1906 Bobby Bruce Inside Right  
1972 Scott Thomson Forward Age: 48
1917 Jimmy Woodburn Left Half  
1988 Shaleum Logan Defender Age: 32
1916 John Wattie Outside Left  
Died on this Day
2014 Robert Jeffrey Inside Right  
Aberdeen Results on 29 January
Year Result Competition Venue Att.
2019 Stenhousemuir 1-4 Aberdeen Scottish Cup R4 REP Ochilview Park, Stenhousemuir 2,429
2011 Aberdeen 1-4 Celtic League Cup SF Hampden Park, Glasgow Click here to watch the Highlights of Aberdeen v Celtic now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 38,085
2005 Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen SPL Tynecastle, Edinburgh Click here to watch the Highlights of Heart of Midlothian v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 12,269
2002 Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee SPL Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 11,027
2000 St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen Scottish Cup R3 St Mirren Park (Love Street), Paisley Click here to watch the Highlights of St. Mirren v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 7,565
1983 Hibernian 1-4 Aberdeen Scottish Cup R3 Easter Road, Edinburgh 14,289
1977 Dunfermline Athletic 0-1 Aberdeen Scottish Cup R3 East End Park, Dunfermline 11,899
1972 Aberdeen 4-2 Kilmarnock Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 12,981
1966 Aberdeen 5-2 Hamilton Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 8,000
1964 Queens Park 1-2 Aberdeen Scottish Cup R2 REP Hampden Park, Glasgow 6,100
1955 East Fife 1-1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Bayview Park, Methil 9,000
1949 Aberdeen 0-2 St. Mirren Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 18,000
1944 Dundee United 1-7 Aberdeen North Eastern League Tannadice Park, Dundee 3,000
1938 Aberdeen 4-0 St. Johnstone Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 7,000
1936 Aberdeen 4-1 Hamilton Scottish Cup R1 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 14,718
1927 Morton 3-4 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Cappielow Park, Greenock 1,000
1921 Celtic 3-1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Celtic Park, Glasgow 15,000
1916 Third Lanark 6-2 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Cathkin Park, Glasgow 5,000
1898 Forfar Athletic 3-2 The Aberdeen Northern League Station Park, Forfar
1898 Orion 0-2 Victoria United Northern League Cattofield, Aberdeen 3,000
1887 Orion 5-3 Gladstone Friendly Recreation Grounds, Inches, Aberdeen