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 - New Brompton 1-0 Tottenham H SLD1
Bill Ford scored the only goal of the game against Spurs
1909 - New Brompton 3-2 Exeter City SLD1
Arthur Pickett, John Reynolds and Case were on target against City
1912 - Reading 2-1 Gillingham SLD1
Charlie Frost scored but the Gills still lost at Elm Park
1920 - Gillingham 0-1 Plymouth Arg. D3
1926 - Luton Town 2-1 Gillingham D3S Att: 9,138
Centre-half John Rutherford was on target at Kenilworth Road
1935 - Gillingham 0-0 Exeter City D3SC
1937 - Aldershot 2-0 Gillingham D3S Att: 5,238
1946 - Gillingham 2-1 Dartford SLD1 Att: 4,577
Tug Wilson and Johnny Warsap scored in this North Kent derby victory
1954 - Millwall 3-2 Gillingham D3S Att: 18,037
Billy Millar and Billy Evans netted but the Lions were the victors in South-East London
1957 - Gillingham 1-1 Exeter City D3S Att: 5,457
Joe Hutton notched the Gills goal but City still got a point
1963 - Lincoln City 0-3 Gillingham D4 Att: 8,968
Goals from George Francis (2) and Brian Gibbs eased the visitors to victory at Sincil Bank
1965 - Gillingham 3-1 Brighton & HA D3 Att: 10,078
The Seagulls were grounded by goals from Gibbs (again), Brian Yeo and Ron Newman
1970 - Tranmere R 1-0 Gillingham D3 Att: 3,056
1971 - Gillingham 2-0 Doncaster R D4 Att: 4,899
Yeo (again) and Dave Peach scored as the Yorkshire side were beaten
1974 - Blackburn R 4-1 Gillingham D3 Att: 8 ,587
Damien Richardson got the consolation in a hefty loss at Ewood Park
1976 - Gillingham 2-1 Chesterfield D3 Att: 5,907
Defenders Nigel Williams and Dave Galvin were the scorers to topple the Spireites
1982 - Sheffield Utd 0-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 12,319
Mark Weatherly and Steve Bruce goals helped blunt the Blades at Bramall Lane
1984 - Gillingham 3-3 Plymouth Arg. D3 Att: 4,442
Tony Cascarino, Joe Hinnigan and Keith Oakes all scored but Argyle still got a point
1990 - Gillingham 2-1 Carlisle Utd D4 Att: 3,052
A brace of Steve Lovell goals, including a penalty, sent the Cumbrians on their long journey home pointless
1993 - Carlisle Utd 1-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 6,449
The Gills returned triumphant following a Nicky Forster double, the win ending a club record of 30 games without an away victory
1999 - Gillingham 2-0 Millwall D2 Att: 6,616
Junior Lewis and Robert Taylor scored in the victory over our London rivals
2004 - Plymouth Arg. 2-1 Gillingham C Att: 13,665
The Gills were stunned by two stoppage time goals from David Friio after Darius Henderson had put the Gills ahead
2007 - Gillingham 3-1 Leyton Orient L1 Att: 5,632
David Graham (2) and Barry Cogan were on target against the O's
2010 - Accrington S 7-4 Gillingham L2 Att: 1,933
A horror defensive show which meant scoring four goals on their travels through Mark Bentley (2), Cody McDonald and Adebayo Akinfenwa from the spot just wasn't enough
2012 - Northampton T 1-2 Gillingham L2 Att: 3,648
Deon Burton and Jack Payne netted either side of the break to earn the points - Adebayo Akinfenwa hit a late consolation for the home side
The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games...
1920 - Arthur Wood at Plymouth
1984 - Paul Shinners versus Plymouth at home
2004 - Adam Nowland at Plymouth
1933 - Pat Terry
Pat was a strong old fashioned centre-forward who netted a career total of 229 league goals.
He played for Eastbourne United, Charlton Athletic, Newport County and Swansea Town before joining Gillingham in October 1958 for £4,000.
Just days later he scored the only goal of the game on his debut in a 1-0 away win at Workington .
Pat scored 22 goals in all competititons in each of the three seasons he spent with the Gills, which included three hat-tricks, the first was on the opening day of the 1959-60 season when the Gills beat Gateshead 5-4.
His other two trebles came just over a month apart, in September 1960 he netted three in a 5-2 home triumph over Aldershot then the following month he scored all three in a 3-2 win at Doncaster Rovers.
Spells followed at Northampton Town, Millwall, Reading, Swindon Town and Brentford which took him past the 500 appearance mark in Football League games before playing non-league football with Hillingdon Borough, Wimbledon, Folkestone Town and then, when 45-years-old, Greenwich Borough.
1969 - Rod Wallace
Rod's career took him from the youth ranks and first-team at Southampton, to Leeds United where they won the old First Division title during seven years there, then Champions League soccer at Glasgow Rangers before Premiership football at Bolton Wanderers. He also won caps for England at both Under-21 and B level.
In June 2002 he signed for the Gills and made his debut as a half-time substitute for Guy Ipoua against Leicester City in front of 30,067 at the Walkers Stadium. Unfortunately his spell at Priestfield was beset by injuries and in total he scored a dozen goals in 40 games.