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...
1893 - New Brompton 1-3 Dartford Fr
1899 - New Brompton 0-0 Thames Ironworks FAC4Q
1905 - Southampton 1-1 New Brompton SLD1
James McKie scored against the Saints
1922 - Gillingham4-0 Aberdare Athletic D3S
Tommy Hall (2) and Horace Williams (2) saw the Welsh side soundly beaten
1933 - Brighton & HA 5-2 Gillingham D3S Att: 5,186
The Gills scorers on the South Coast were George Nicol and George Purcell
1944 - Dartford Amateurs 1-4 Gillingham KL
Vic Hole netted a hat-trick with Tug Wilson adding the other
1950 - Nottm Forest 9-2 Gillingham D3S Att: 20,639
Bobby Veck and Dave Thomas netted for the Gills in this heavy loss at the City Ground
1961 - Gillingham 4-0 Hartlepool Utd D4 Att: 6,562
Two goals from Alec Farrall plus others from Gordon Pulley and Charlie Livesey eased the Gills to a comfy triumph
1964 - Guildford City 0-1 Gillingham FAC1R Att: 10,959
Brian Gibbs scored the replay winner
1967 - Colchester United 2-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 4,190
Two goals from Gibbs earned a point at Layer Road
1972 - Gillingham 1-2 Reading FAC1 Att: 4,432
Dick Tydeman netted but the Gills went out
1978 - Gillingham 3-3 Bury D3 Att: 6,291
Terry Jolley netted two and Damien Richardson the other as the Gills blew a 3-1 lead against the 10-man Shakers
1989 - Gillingham 0-0 Welling Utd FAC1 Att: 5,598
1991 - Brentford 3-3 Gillingham FAC1 Att: 5,838
Two goals from Alan Walker and one from Neil Smith earned a replay in a game televised by Sky at Griffin Park - the Gills twice coming from behind
1995 - Scarborough 0-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 1,546
Richard Green and Leo Fortune-West got the goals in the win at the McCain Stadium
1997 - Gillingham 1-1 Blackpool D2 Att: 5,040
A Guy Butters spot-kick helped the Gills take a point
2000 - W.B.A 3-1 Gillingham C Att: 16,410
It was defeat at the Hawthorns but Marlon King did score his first goal for the club
2001 - Gillingham 0-0 Watford C Att: 8,733
2003 - Liverpool 0-1 Gills Yth FAYC2
Akwasi Edusei was the scorer as the young Gills won at Anfield
2006 - Bristol City 3-1 Gillingham L1 Att: 11,823
Michael Flynn put the Gills ahead before City hit back
2007 - Yeovil Town 2-1 Gillingham L1 Att: 4,408
The Gills were beaten by James Walker's 88th minute effort. Chris Dickson had earlier equalised after Lloyd Owusu had put the Glovers ahead.
The following player made his Gillingham debut in the above games...
2007 - Leroy Griffiths at Yeovil
1927 - Joe Hutton
The Dundee born striker had played for Albion Rovers, Reading, Ayr United, and Stoke City before Archie Clark paid £3000 for the forward in August 1957.
He made his Gills debut at Torquay United early in the season and scored seven goals in 38 appearances in his one season at Priestfield.
After a spell at Millwall he joined Poole Town where injury ended his playing career.
1937 - Dave Huddart
Dave joined the Gills in the summer of 1962 from Aldershot but found himself playing mainly for the reserves with the legendary John Simpson being first choice.
The keeper made his debut at home at Newport County in the League Cup and went on to make a total of 12 games before going to Ramsgate in July 1967 where he was to make a record number of appearances.
1967 - Gavin Peacock
After never really commanding a regular place at QPR, Gavin was signed by his father Keith, the then Gillingham boss in October 1987, initially on loan and just two months later he joined the Gills on a permanent basis for a £40,000 fee.
The midfielder-cum-striker, made his debut in a 3 - 0 win over Bristol Rovers and netted his first goal in the New Years Day victory at Southend United which ironically came just three days after Peacock senior was sacked following a 6 - 0 thumping at Aldershot.
In his first season he named as the Gills Young Player of the Year and then in the relegation season of 1988-89 his displays saw him recognised by the supporters who named him Player of the Year.
In the summer of 1989, after scoring 12 goals in 81 league and cup games for the Gills, Bournemouth boss Harry Redknapp paid £250,000 for him in a deal that also saw goalkeeper Phil Kite move to Dean Court.
Spells at Newcastle United and Chelsea followed before his career turned full circle when he re-joined Q.P.R in November 1996.
After retiring from playing, he regularly worked with the BBC appearing as a pundit on Football Focus, Final Score, Match of the Day 2, amongst other things, he also hosted a weekly podcast on the official Chelsea website.
His Christian faith later became a focal point to his life and in September 2008, after completing his commentary duties at Euro 2008, Gavin and his family moved to Calgary in Canada for a three-year master's course in Divinity at Ambrose Seminary. His aim is to become a pastor, vicar or minister depending on which denomination he chooses to follow.