Richard Day reviews this day in the club's historyNews relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...
1905 - Bristol Rovers 0-0 New Brompton SLD1
1911 - Exeter City 2-2 New Brompton SLD1
A John Reynolds effort and a penalty from Arthurs earned a point at St James Park
1922 - Gillingham 2-0 Reading D3S
Tommy Hall and George Needham both struck to crumble the Biscuitmen
1928 - Gillingham 4-0 Newport Co D3S Att: 5,932
Doubles from Enos Bromage and Jonah Wilcox proved too much for the South Wales side
1933 - Gillingham 3-3 Watford D3S Att: 4,208
James Liddle, Bill Armfield and a George Nicol penalty helped the Gills earn a share of the points
1939 - Gillingham 2-1 Arsenal Res SLD1 Att: 2,665
Harry Rowley struck twice, including a penalty, to beat the Gunners Reserves
1950 - Lovell's Athletic 2-2 Gillingham SLD1 Att: 500
Bill Burtenshaw and Harold Williams netted to earn a point
1956 - Ipswich Town 1-1 Gillingham D3S Att: 12,957
Dave Hawkins was on target at Portman Road
1961 - Gillingham 0-1 Darlington D4 Att: 4,537
1961 - QPR 1-1 Gillingham 'A' Seanglian Lge
1967 - Gillingham 0-0 Torquay Utd D3 Att: 6,370
1969 - Swindon Town 1-0 Gillingham D3 Att: 17,690
1970 - Plymouth Arg 2-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 8,185
The Gills gained a point at Home Park thanks to Mike Green and Brian Yeo
1978 - Gillingham 1-1 Plymouth Arg D3 Att: 9,120
A John Crabbe effort ensured a point against the Pilgrims
1984 - Gillingham 3-0 Wigan Ath D3 Att: 4,013
A Dave Mehmet double was added to by Tony Cascarino as the Gills eased to victory
1989 - Gillingham 1-1 Southend Utd D3 Att: 3,579
A basement battle ended all-square - Alan Walker netting for the Gills
1995 - Mansfield T 4-0 Gillingham D3 Att: 3,182
2003 - Gillingham 1-0 Norwich City C Att: 7,935
Rod Wallace scored the only goal of the game as the Canaries were put to flight
2004 - Nott'm Forest 0-0 Gillingham C Att: 26,473
An injury-hit Gills defend resolutely at the City Ground with keeper Bertrand Bossu and young central defender Leon Johnson outstanding
2006 - Gillingham 1-3 Scunthorpe Utd L1 Att: 6,029
A goal from on-loan Crewe midfielder Justin Cochrane put the Gills ahead but the Iron showed their mettle by hitting back
2012 – Gillingham 2-0 Torquay Utd L2 Att: 4,865
Simon King put the Gills ahead before Danny Kedwell secured the points with a late penalty.
1936 - Terry Matthews
Terry had played for Hackney Schoolboys, Middlesex Schoolboys, Tufnell Park, Edmonton and Queens United before joining West Ham United as a junior.
He scored on his Hammers debut in March 1956 albeit in a 4-1 defeat at Blasckburn Rovers.
After a successful spell at Aldershot the forward was brought to Priestfield Stadium by manager Freddie Cox in August 1962 and made his debut at Brentford.
In his one season with the Gills he made 12 appearances, scoring once in a 2-2 draw at Crewe.
After leaving Gillingham he played for Ashford Town before later managing Aveley, Tilbury and Basildon United.