Richard Day reviews this day in the club's historyNews relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...
1898 - Tottenham H 3-1 New Brompton SLD1
A Bill Ford effort wasn't enough at Northumberland Park
1904 - West Ham Utd 0-0 New Brompton SLD1
1910 - New Brompton 1-0 West Ham Utd SLD1
Joe Satterthwaite got the winner against the Irons
1915 - Gillingham 3-0 Crystal Palace SLD1
Goals from John Tatton (2) and Don Weightman were too much for the Glaziers
1920 - Gillingham 2-0 Southampton SLD1
Arthur Wood and H Kelly netted to see off the Saints
1921 - Gillingham2-1 Grimsby T D3
Jim Waugh and Arthur Wood were on target to leave the Mariners floundering
1923 - Luton T 2-0 Gillingham D3S
1926 - Gillingham 2-0 Newport Co D3S Att: 7,138
Reg McKee hit both against the South Wales outfit
1927 - Exeter C 5-1 Gillingham D3S Att: 3,088
A Norman Jones goal proved little consolation at St James Park
1932 - Gillingham 0-2 Clapton Orient D3S Att: 4,105
1934 - Gillingham 0-5 Crystal Palace D3S Att: 9,089
1938 - Gillingham 1-1 Brighton & HA D3S Att: 6,450
Tug Wilson netted to secure a point
1949 - Gloucester C 0-0 Gillingham SLD1
1955 - Exeter C 1-1 Gillingham D3S Att: 5,179
A Fred Davey own goal helped the Gills gain a point
1956 - Southampton 1-1 Gillingham D3S Att: 11,233
Ernie Morgan struck for the Gills at the Dell
1960 - Carlisle Utd 0-1 Gillingham D4 Att: 2,538
A Gordon Brown effort won it at Brunton Park
1966 - Gillingham 2-0 Bristol R D3 Att: 5,344
Goals from Brian Gibbs and Bill Brown sunk the Pirates
1977 - Gillingham 2-0 Wrexham D3 Att: 4,419
A Ken Price double snuffed out the Dragons
1983 - Gillingham 2-2 Brentford D3 Att: 4,168
An Alan Whitehead own goal plus a Tony Cascarino effort earned a point
1985 - Cambridge Utd 1-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 1,803
Dave Mehmet and Martin Robinson were the scorers at the Abbey Stadium
1988 - Brighton & HA 2-0 Gillingham D3 Att: 9,262
1993 - Gillingham 1-4 York City D4 Att: 3,946
The Minstermen eased to victory at Priestfield despite Paul Baker netting
1994 - Northampton T 1-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 4,628
Both Richard Carpenter and Nicky Forster were on the scoresheet in this win
1996 - Gillingham 0-0 Darlington D3 Att: 6,419
2005 - Preston 1-1 Gillingham C Att: 15,054
A stoppage time header from Paul Smith equalised an earlier own goal from Jason Brown
2012 - Folkestone Inv 1-2 Gills XI T
Two goals from Rowan Vine saw the Gills win Micky Dix's Testimonial at the Buzzlines Stadium
1963 - Scott Barrett
The experienced goalkeeper had played for Notts County (as an apprentice), home-town club Ilkeston Town, Wolves, Stoke City, Colchester United and Stockport County (loan) before Damien Richardson signed him in August 1992 following a trial.
His debut came on the first day of the 1992-93 campaign against Northampton Town at home.
Having been number one during his first season, when not suspended, the arrival of Steve Banks limited his opportunities.
After his three seasons with the Gills in which he made 65 appearances he joined Cambridge United in August 1995 and later played for Kingstonian (loan) and Leyton Orient.
He left the O's to become assistant-manager to Mark Stimson at Grays Athletic and the two have now worked together at Stevenage Borough, here at Gillingham of course, Barnet, Kettering Town and currently Thurrock.
1966 - Alen Scotting
Born in Dartford, Alen was a schoolboy with Charlton Athletic prior to playing South East Counties League and reserve football with the Gills.
In February 1984 he signed professional terms here at Priestfield Stadium and he made his debut against Millwall at the Den in the Associate Members Cup
Two months later he played in the home league game with Bristol Rovers and although he kept his place in the following match it proved to be his final appearance.
After leaving Gillingham the left-back remained in Kent and had spells with Bromley, Maidstone United, Erith & Belvedere, Margate and Phoenix Sports.