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...
1897 - Gravesend Utd 1-1 New Brompton SLD1
Jack Frettingham scored in this North Kent derby
1899 - W Arsenal 2-2 New Brompton FAC3Q2R
Tom Pangbourne scored twice to set up a third replay after extra-time
1909 - Crystal Palace 6-2 New Brompton SLD1
John Taylor and Albert Court were on target in this hefty defeat
1920 - Newport County 1-0 Gillingham D3
1926 - Merthyr Town 2-0 Gillingham D3S Att: 2,704
1937 - Cardiff City 4-0 Gillingham D3S Att: 14,818
1946 - Dartford 2-0 Gillingham SLCQ Att: 2,207
1948 - Gillingham 3-2 Chingford SLD1 Att: 8,002
Two goals from Hughie Russell plus a Cook own goal saw the Gills scrape home
1954 - Newport County 3-2 Gillingham D3S Att: 6,745
Billy Millar and Errol Crossan were on target at Somerton Park
1963 - Gillingham 3-1 Bristol Rovers LC3R Att: 10,771
Two goals from Ron Newman and a Gordon Pulley penalty sent the Gills through
1965 - Bristol Rovers 0-0 Gillingham D3 Att: 8,422
1971 - Gillingham 3-2 Stockport Co D4 Att: 4,896
Graham Knight, Alan Wilks and Brian Yeo all netted in narrow home win
1974 - Gillingham 2-1 Preston D3 Att: 10,494
A Peter Feely brace was enough to beat Bobby Charlton's team
1976 - Peterborough Utd 0-1 Gillingham D3 Att: 5,651
Joe Durrell nabbed the winner at London Road
1982 - Portsmouth 1-0 Gillingham D3 Att: 12,212
1984 - Burnley 0-1 Gillingham D3 Att: 3,595
Martin Robinson scored the winner at Turf Moor
1985 - Rotherham Utd 1-1 Gillingham D3 Att: 2,461
The Gills goal came from Mark Weatherly
1990 - Bournemouth 0-0 Gillingham LDAFCPR Att: 2,784
1993 - Mansfield T 2-1 Gillingham D3 Att: 2,421
Nicky Forster got the goal at Field Mill
1999 - Notts County 1-1 Gillingham D2 Att: 6,023
Robert Taylor was on target at Meadow Lane
2002 - Chelsea 2-1 Gillingham WC3 Att: 28,033
Marlon King was the goalscorer at Stamford Bridge
2004 - Sheffield Utd 0-0 Gillingham C Att: 16,598
2007 - Gillingham 1-1 Doncaster R L1 Att: 5,030
The Gills led through Chris Dickson but the Yorkshire outfit hit back for a point
2012 - Gillingham 0-0 Cheltenham T L2 Att: 6,096
An entertaining clash ends goalless
The following player made their Gillingham debuts in the above games...
1965 - Micky Williamson at Bristol R
1971 - Mike Bickle against Stockport at home
2004 - Dean Marney at Sheffield Utd
1908 - John Rutherford
The goalkeeper joined the Gills from Crawcrook Celtic in April 1927 but didn't make his first-team debut until a trip to Walsall in February 1929.
In August 1931, after making 38 of his 46 appearances for the Gills, he moved to Watford.
1932 - Ron Saunders
Ron, who was born in Birkenhead, had played for Everton and Southern League Tonbridge before Gillingham manager Archie Clark paid £800 to sign the centre-forward in May 1957 and made his debut in a 1 - 0 home defeat by Brighton on the opening day of the 1957/58 season.
His first goal for the club came the following week at Southampton.
Probably his greatest moment came on the 16th November when the Gills met Eastern Counties League Gorleston in an F.A Cup 1st Round tie and he scored five times (and missed a penalty) in a record 10 - 1 victory.
After scoring 26 goals in just 53 league and cup games for the Gills, Portsmouth paid £8,000 for his services in September 1958 and he later had spells at both Watford and Charlton before retiring from playing in 1967.
Having cut his managerial teeth at Yeovil Town (as player-manager) and Oxford United he enjoyed spells at Norwich City, Manchester City and Aston Villa where he won two League Cups and, after a 71-year wait, in 1980-81 season the league championship trophy.
After leaving Villa before their European success he bossed both Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion, the job at the Hawthorns proving to be his last managerial role.
1933 - John Maher
The former Manchester City amateur joined the Gills from Walsall in July 1955 and made a goalscoring debut at Brentford at the start of the season.
An injury picked up in the second game saw him miss the remainder of the campaign and he never added to his appearance total.
After leaving the Gills he played for Guildford City, Margate, Ashford Town and Dover.
1943 - Gordon Riddick
Gordon came through the ranks at Luton Town and had scored 16 goals in 102 league games before Basil Hayward paid a then club record fee of £8,000 for the versatile performer in March 1967.
He made his debut against Darlington at home and scored his first goal in his fifth game, a 4-1 home win over Watford.
It didn't take long for him to be appointed skipper at Priestfield and he was soon playing as an out-and-out centre-forward.
After netting 27 goals in 125 games for the Gills a £17,000 transfer took him to Charlton Athletic in November 1969.
Having spent almost a year at the Valley he was on the move again and spells followed at Leyton Orient, Northampton Town and Brentford where a knee injury ended his professional career.