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 Saturday, July 30, 2016 04:48:57 PM UTC.

July 30: Day of the Week

July 30, 2016 is the 212nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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

July 30 Historical Event(s)

  • 1419
    First Defenestration of Prague: a crowd of radical Hussites kill seven members of the Prague city council.
  • 1502
    Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.
  • 1629
    An earthquake in Naples, Italy, kills about 10,000 people.
  • 1733
    The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States is constituted in Massachusetts.
  • 1945
    World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen.

Who were born on July 30?

  • 1511
    Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter, biographer, art historian and architect (d. 1574)
  • 1890
    Casey Stengel, American baseball manager (d. 1975)
  • 1940
    Sir Clive Sinclair, English entrepreneur and inventor
  • 1945
    Patrick Modiano, French novelist
  • 1982
    Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress

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