What day of the week is this date?

Salisbury Church

You’re probably looking for a day of the week calculator. Chances are you have a date in mind and you want to find out what day of the week it was. You’re in luck! This nifty little website will help you solve your problem. Let’s face it, it’s not easy to find an old calendar just to find out what day of the week a particular day is.

It’s also possible that you might be asking the question: “What day of the week was I born?” Whatever your reason is, you’ll get the days of the week you are looking for.

As an added bonus, this website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events and birthday of popular individuals. This is useful if you’re creating a scrapbook and you want to know some important events that took place about a particular day.

This website is using the Gregorian calendar system as the basis for computing the day of the week. Dates before 1752 in some European countries were recorded as a Julian calendar date such as the one engraved in the above picture of a church tower in Salisbury, a city in England. (Photo credit: Alan Clarke) Just for fun. Try entering the date you see in the above picture and verify the day of the week.

Here are some interesting facts about the Julian and Gregorian calendars. When the Calendar Act was implemented in Britain, on September 2, 1752 the Britons slept using the old Julian calendar and woke up the following morning using the Gregorian calendar but it suddenly became September 14, 1752. They skipped 11 days overnight. Some neighboring countries made the switch to Gregorian calendar a few centuries earlier while others a few centuries later. For example, the Russians only adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918. The Greeks did not switch to it until 1923 and they have to skip 13 days instead of just 11 days.

Now, let us begin with today’s date. You may also enter a specific day using the form on the top bar. The year is optional and this website will use the current year if it is not given. All date and time computations are based on the server’s current date and time which is Tuesday, May 3, 2016 04:57:32 AM UTC.

May 3: Day of the Week

May 3, 2016 is the 124th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2016
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

May 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1481
    The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties.
  • 1808
    Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
  • 1945
    World War II: Sinking of the prison ships Cap Arcona, Thielbek and Deutschland by the Royal Air Force in Lübeck Bay.
  • 1960
    The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 1973
    The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1.451 feet as the world’s tallest building.

Who were born on May 3?

  • 1896
    Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)
  • 1963
    Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player
  • 1973
    Rea Garvey, Irish musician
  • 1983
    Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer
  • 1987
    Lina Grinčikaitė, Lithuanian sprinter

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