Richard Day looks back on events today in Gillingham FC history
News relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...
1951 - Gillingham 1-1 Millwall D3S Att: 17,214
A Dave Thomas penalty helped ensure a point against the Lions
1956 - Gillingham 0-3 Watford D3S Att: 9,934
1962 - Gillingham 2-1 Chester D4 Att: 6,911
Charlie Livesey and Alec Farrell were the scorers for the Gills
1971 - Gillingham 4-0 Reading LC1 Att: 6,578
Kenny Hill, Alan Wilks, Tommy Watson and Dick Tydeman all netted to ease the Gills into the next round
1976 - Gillingham 2-0 Aldershot LC1 2L Att: 4,862
A Damien Richardson double completed a 3-1 aggregate win
1979 - Blackpool 2-1 Gillingham D3 Att: 5,253
Danny Westwood netted against the Tangerines
1982 - Cambridge Utd 1-2 Gillingham Fr Att: 270
Keith Lockhart put United ahead before the Gills hit back through Trevor Lee and Colin Powell in a 'friendly' that saw Dean White and Northern Ireland international Tom Finney sent-off shortly after the break
1984 - Wimbledon 1-1 Gillingham Fr Att: 546
Terry Cochrane opened the scoring at Plough Lane with low shot in 35th minute but Andy Sayer's speculative 83rd minute effort deceived David Fry to level matters
1987 - Gillingham 1-0 Brighton & HA LC1 1L Att: 4,162
Colin Greenall gave the Gills a narrow first-leg lead
1992 - Gillingham 2-1 Northampton T LC1 1L Att: 2,245
David Crown and Steve Lovell earned the Gills a narrow lead ahead of the second-leg
1998 - Gillingham 0-1 Southend Utd LC1 2L Att: 3,417
2001 - Sheffield Utd 0-0 Gillingham D1 Att: 16,998
A scorching day at Bramall Lane where the heat proved the only winner
2007 - Gillingham 0-2 Tranmere Rov. L1 Att: 5,302
2009 - Colchester Utd 2-1 Gillingham L1 Att: 4,849
Curtis Weston put the Gills ahead but the U's hit back to take the points
2012 - Gillingham 3-1 Bradford City L2 Att: 5,127
A Danny Kedwell double was added to by Myles Weston in this comfortable victory
1951 - Dennis Hillman, Tommy Rigg and Vic Niblett made their debuts against Millwall
1956 - Debutants against Watford at Priestfield were Peter Chiswick, Bert Carberry, Gordon Brasted, Ron Clark and Stewart Pollock
1962 - John Arnott, George Francis and George Wright played their first games when Chester came to town
1971 - Centre-half Kenny Hill scored a debut goal in the League Cup tie with Reading
1979 - Steve Bruce made his Gills debut at Blackpool's Bloomfield Road
2012 - Deon Burton and Myles Weston against Bradford at home
1904 - William George Berry
The outside-left arrived at Priestfield from Charlton Athletic in May 1923 but didn't make his debut until the trip to Bournemouth in February 1924.
He went on to make 87 appearances in total scoring a dozen goals before joining Brentford in May 1926
1962 - Peter Chiswick
The East Londoner moved to Gillingham from West Ham United in July 1956 having made 19 league appearances for the Hammers.
He made his debut against Watford on the opening day and played another 13 times in his one season at the club.
After a spell at Margate he became manager-coach t Barking.
Peter died in West Ham on August 18 aged just 32 following a throat infection.