Bryan Gunn (born 1963) is a Scottish former professional goalkeeper and
football manager. He spent most of his playing career at Norwich City,
and feels that his career peaked with what he calls the save of his life
in a 1993 UEFA Cup match against Bayern Munich; The Independent called
the game the summit of the club's history. He is one of only nine
players to win the club's Player of the Year award twice and was made an
inaugural member of its Hall of Fame. He made six appearances for
Scotland in the early 1990s. After retiring as a player, Gunn worked for
years behind the scenes at Norwich in a variety of roles. He was
appointed temporary manager towards the end of the 2008–09 season and
confirmed as permanent manager during the summer. However, he lost his
job a week into the next season after defeat in the opening game to
local rivals Colchester United. Since the death of his young daughter
from leukaemia in 1992, Gunn has been extensively involved in
fundraising to combat the disease and its effects, raising more than
£1 million. The city of Norwich recognised Gunn's charity work and his
long association with the city's football club by naming him Sheriff for
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Today's selected anniversaries:
German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Fifth
Symphony, one of the most popular and well-known compositions in all of
European classical music, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
The 8th Congress of Soviets approved the GOELRO plan, the first
Soviet plan for national economic recovery and development.
The Lincoln Tunnel, connecting New York City to Weehawken, New
Brazilian unionist and environmental activist Chico Mendes was
murdered at his Xapuri home.
The United States repealed its controversial "Don't Ask, Don't
Tell" policy on gays in the military.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Reincarnation, new birth subsequent to one's first: rebirth of the soul
in a new body.
2. Revival, reinvigoration: the rebirth of feminism, the rebirth of the
3. Spiritual renewal: rebirth in Christ, the doctrine of rebirth through
Wikiquote quote of the day:
For one heart beat the Heart was free and moved itself. O love,
I who am lost and damned with words, Whose words are a business and an
art, I have no words. These words, this poem, this Is all confusion and
ignorance. But I know that coached by your sweet heart, My heart beat
one free beat and sent Through all my flesh the blood of truth.
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