Here’s Hibs On This Day co-author Ian Colquhoun at Easter Road for Hibs-Rangers on Saturday. And what better way to celebrate the Hibees’ victory (and Wednesday’s arrival in the League Cup semis!) than with a special quiz to keep the promotion-and-Cup excitement at fever pitch.


Every Hibs fan will be needing a copy of Hibernian FC On This Day on Christmas morning, so let’s put it to the test for vital pub/ office/playground/ festive ammunition. Ian and co-author Bobby Sinnet’s book revisits all the most memorable moments from the club’s rollercoaster past, mixing in a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistibly dippable Hibs diary – with entries for every day of the year.


Hibernian FC On This Day is a collection of bite-sized stories, packed full of events, characters and intrigue which will whisk any fan back in time through the club’s illustrious past. But do you know…

  1. In what year was the enthralling Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle which saw a 17-year old Joe Baker scored all four goals as Hibs beat the Jambos 4-3 in the Scottish Cup?
  2. What was the score in what Ian and Bobby call ‘the greatest game in history’, when Eddie Turnbull’s men humiliated Hearts in the New Year derby of 1973?
  3. Who was Hibs’ manager in October 1991 when the lads won the Scottish League Cup final against plucky Dunfermline, barely a year after Hibernian’s very existence had been threatened by a hostile takeover?
  4. In what year did Leigh Griffiths inspire Pat Fenlon’s men to overturn a 0-3 half-time deficit to sensationally win 4-3 against Falkirk at Hampden?
  5. In what year was Hibernian FC founded by Irish immigrants at a meeting in the Cowgate, to provide inclusive sporting opportunities for Edinburgh’s Irish community?
  6. When did Eddie Turnbull’s men beat the mighty Celtic at Hampden, to win the League Cup for the first time?
  7. In February 1961, Hibs ran riot over Peebles Rovers in the Scottish Cup, winning 15-1; but which striker scored 9 (NINE) goals that day?
  8. And to round things off on a topical note – in what year did the Famous Five inspire a magnificent 3-2 Scottish Cup victory over Rangers in front of over 100,000 fans at Ibrox?

Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Hibernian FC On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year.


Quiz Answers

1 – 1958

2 – 7-0

3 – Alex Miller

4 – 1991

5 – 1875

6 – 1972

7 – Joe Baker

8 – 1951