News relevant to the club on this day previouslyRichard Day looks back at news relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...
1895 - Chatham 1-1 New Brompton SLD1
Francis McNamee scored in this 'derby' draw
1901 - Bristol Rovers 2-1 New Brompton SLD1
An Alf Milward penalty couldn't stop an away defeat
1903 - New Brompton 3-1 Swindon T SLD1
Jim Stevenson notched all three against the Robins
1907 - New Brompton 0-0 Millwall SLD1
1908 - Northampton T 7-0 New Brompton SLD1
1912 - Gillingham 2-1 Northampton T SLD1
Tom Caldwell and an AJ Johnson penalty were on target in this narrow win
1920 - Luton Town 5-0 Gillingham D3
1925 - Northampton T 1-2 Gillingham D3S Att: 7,075
Goals from Albert Richards and Bill Berry won the points
1929 - Walsall 1-2 Gillingham D3S Att: 3,568
Andrew Durnion and Len Dowell were the scorers at Fellows Park
1935 - Gillingham 2-3 Northampton T D3S Att: 6,763
Jim Watson and Tom Hopkins netted in this home reversal
1936 - Bristol Rovers 0-3 Gillingham D3S Att: 7,064
Watson again along with James Dodds and Tommy Robinson saw the Gills win impressively
1946 - Gillingham 4-0 Dartford SLD1
Wally Akers (2), Johnny Warsap and Tommy Kingsnorth from the spot earned victory over the Darts
1957 - Gillingham 2-1 Southampton D3S Att: 10,884
Ron Saunders and Wendell Morgan secured the points against the Saints
1959 - Crystal Palace 3-3 Gillingham D4 Att: 18,248
A Jack Hannaway double plus a Roy Proverbs effort saw a point gained at Selhurst Park
1963 - Gillingham 1-0 Chesterfield D4 Att: 10,791
Brian Gibbs hit the match-winning goal against the Spireites
1964 - Colchester Utd 2-1 Gillingham D3 Att: 3,966
The Gills slipped to defeat despite a Rodney Green goal
1968 - Plymouth Arg 1-1 Gillingham D3 Att: 7,627
Gordon Riddick was the marksman at Home Park
1970 - Fulham 1-0 Gillingham D3 Att: 7,071
1974 - Gillingham 3-1 Crystal Palace D3 Att: 14,565
Dave Shipperley, Damien Richardson and debutant Allan Gauden accounted for the goals against Malcolm Allison’s Eagles
1981 - Gillingham 1-1 Newport County D3 Att: 6,055
On-loan Plymouth striker David Kemp scored on his debut against the Welsh side
1982 - Brentford 1-1 Gillingham D3 Att: 7,796
Steve Bruce was on target at Griffin Park
1985 - Gillingham 1-1 Bristol City D3 Att: 4,672
A Tony Cascarino effort only earned a home point
1987 - Aldershot 6-0 Gillingham D3 Att: 4,734
A bad day at the Recreation Ground led to the dismissal of Gills boss Keith Peacock
1992 - Scunthorpe Utd 2-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 2,835
The goals at Glanford Park came from Andy Arnott and Paul Stephenson
1996 - Burnley 5-1 Gillingham D2 Att: 9,824
Dennis Bailey put the Gills ahead at Turf Moor but that was as good as it got as they were thrashed and had Iffy Onuora sent off.
1999 - Wigan Athletic 2-0 Gillingham D2 Att: 8,054
2003 - Millwall 1-2 Gillingham C Att: 12,084
Goals from Andy Hessenthaler and Kevin James, an excellent stoppage-time winner, saw the Gills to victory
2004 - Gillingham 3-1 Coventry City C Att: 8,734
Darren Byfield and two from Ian Cox saw the Sky Blues beaten
2008 - Gillingham 1-1 Wycombe W L2 Att: 5,979
The Gills came from behind to snatch a point through Curtis Weston
2009 - Exeter City 1-1 Gillingham L1 Att: 5,761
Stuart Lewis cracked home the equaliser at St James Park
2010 – Gillingham 3-0 Port Vale L2 Att: 5,364
Cody McDonald got the Gills off to a great start with a first minute opener. After he’d later added a second his strike partner Adebayo Akinfenwa rounded things off with a third on the hour
The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games...
1957 - Keith Dibden versus Southampton at home
1974 - Allan Gauden against Palace at Priestfield
1981 - David Kemp at home to Newport
1962 - Andy Perry
The winger cost £5,000 from Portsmouth in September 1988 and made his debut as a substitute at Huddersfield Town.
He made 13 league appearances in his one season with the Gills.
1977 - Manny Omoyinmi
Another winger who made 11 appearances after joining on loan from West Ham United in September 1999.
Two of those games, against Bolton Wanderers in the Worthington Cup, proved costly as it led to Harry Redknapp's side losing a replayed quarter-final tie against Aston Villa after Omoyinmi had played as a late substitute and Villa protested.
He never played for the Hammers again and their secretary resigned over the matter.
Manny later returned to Kent with Gravesend & Northfleet and Margate (loan).
1984 - Chris Dickson
The former Erith & Belvedere forward twice joined the Gills on loan from Charlton Athletic.
He was prolific in his first three month spell from September 2007 netting 11 times in 14 games.
Unfortunately he couldn't replicate that form when returning in February 2010 and scored once in nine league games.
Chris has spent the last couple of seasons with Cypriots Nea Salamis Famagusta and helped them gain promtion to the top flight last season.
1990 - Luke Rooney
The attacking midfielder joined the club as a trainee in 2007 and worked his way through make his debut early in 2009-10 against Plymouth Argyle in the Carling Cup.
Luke, who was born in Bermondsey, went on to score six goals in 61 appearances for the Gills before joining Swindon Town in January 2012.
He has since been loaned out to Burton Albion and Rotherham United.